Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
Department of Unemployment Assistance

Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Workforce Investment Areas

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,549,900 3,476,500 3,537,400 3,350,300 3,296,900 3,274,400 199,600 179,500 262,900 5.6 % 5.2 % 7.4 %
Berkshire County WIA 72,681 69,615 72,698 68,581 65,820 67,526 4,100 3,795 5,172 5.6 % 5.5 % 7.1 %
Boston WIA 330,189 323,263 328,407 310,706 306,534 302,777 19,483 16,729 25,630 5.9 % 5.2 % 7.8 %
Bristol County WIA 197,141 194,125 197,355 183,999 181,372 179,951 13,142 12,753 17,404 6.7 % 6.6 % 8.8 %
Brockton WIA 127,728 125,618 127,031 119,655 118,421 116,606 8,073 7,197 10,425 6.3 % 5.7 % 8.2 %
Cape & Islands WIA 152,478 139,074 153,936 145,326 132,125 144,511 7,152 6,949 9,425 4.7 % 5.0 % 6.1 %
Central MA WIA 297,245 290,882 295,825 279,056 274,499 271,928 18,189 16,383 23,897 6.1 % 5.6 % 8.1 %
Franklin/Hampshire WIA 132,462 135,320 132,849 125,245 128,977 123,296 7,217 6,343 9,553 5.4 % 4.7 % 7.2 %
Greater Lowell WIA 149,999 147,471 149,866 141,376 139,775 138,566 8,623 7,696 11,300 5.7 % 5.2 % 7.5 %
Greater New Bedford WIA 111,958 109,076 112,607 103,266 101,235 100,860 8,692 7,841 11,747 7.8 % 7.2 % 10.4 %
Hampden County WIA 223,675 221,110 223,860 207,545 206,486 202,994 16,130 14,624 20,866 7.2 % 6.6 % 9.3 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WIA 170,983 167,636 171,547 160,072 157,488 156,662 10,911 10,148 14,885 6.4 % 6.1 % 8.7 %
Metro North WIA 433,505 425,445 429,333 413,057 407,510 402,517 20,448 17,935 26,816 4.7 % 4.2 % 6.2 %
Metro South/West WIA 510,941 501,259 506,415 488,821 481,770 476,939 22,120 19,489 29,476 4.3 % 3.9 % 5.8 %
North Central WIA 126,663 124,354 127,083 118,721 117,103 116,479 7,942 7,251 10,604 6.3 % 5.8 % 8.3 %
North Shore WIA 220,733 215,932 219,505 208,694 205,268 203,706 12,039 10,664 15,799 5.5 % 4.9 % 7.2 %
South Shore WIA 291,479 286,270 289,042 276,176 272,530 269,130 15,303 13,740 19,912 5.3 % 4.8 % 6.9 %