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Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Workforce Development Areas

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,893,000 3,857,400 3,713,100 3,739,900 3,707,300 3,565,100 153,100 150,100 148,000 3.9 % 3.9 % 4.0 %
Berkshire County WDA 69,840 68,400 68,113 66,978 65,463 65,349 2,862 2,937 2,764 4.1 % 4.3 % 4.1 %
Boston WDA 399,595 395,855 379,330 384,323 380,575 364,454 15,272 15,280 14,876 3.8 % 3.9 % 3.9 %
Bristol County WDA 202,403 201,328 193,041 193,127 192,477 184,056 9,276 8,851 8,985 4.6 % 4.4 % 4.7 %
Brockton WDA 139,451 138,222 133,079 133,066 132,257 126,860 6,385 5,965 6,219 4.6 % 4.3 % 4.7 %
Cape & Islands WDA 153,907 144,797 148,138 148,899 139,537 143,342 5,008 5,260 4,796 3.3 % 3.6 % 3.2 %
Central MA WDA 328,254 328,731 313,368 314,428 315,289 300,054 13,826 13,442 13,314 4.2 % 4.1 % 4.2 %
Franklin/Hampshire WDA 142,185 142,351 137,185 136,757 136,900 131,798 5,428 5,451 5,387 3.8 % 3.8 % 3.9 %
Greater Lowell WDA 165,517 163,424 156,878 158,863 157,114 150,590 6,654 6,310 6,288 4.0 % 3.9 % 4.0 %
Greater New Bedford WDA 122,892 120,987 118,229 116,528 114,808 111,985 6,364 6,179 6,244 5.2 % 5.1 % 5.3 %
Hampden County WDA 232,771 232,943 223,372 219,738 220,387 210,925 13,033 12,556 12,447 5.6 % 5.4 % 5.6 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA 196,577 195,398 187,302 188,130 187,025 179,264 8,447 8,373 8,038 4.3 % 4.3 % 4.3 %
Metro North WDA 492,498 487,744 467,433 476,928 472,278 452,271 15,570 15,466 15,162 3.2 % 3.2 % 3.2 %
Metro South/West WDA 548,688 544,228 522,830 530,669 526,408 505,320 18,019 17,820 17,510 3.3 % 3.3 % 3.3 %
North Central WDA 143,037 142,137 136,594 136,968 136,337 130,594 6,069 5,800 6,000 4.2 % 4.1 % 4.4 %
North Shore WDA 242,764 241,472 231,511 233,751 232,490 222,942 9,013 8,982 8,569 3.7 % 3.7 % 3.7 %
South Shore WDA 312,641 309,386 296,710 300,774 297,929 285,280 11,867 11,457 11,430 3.8 % 3.7 % 3.9 %
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