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Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Workforce Development Areas

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,814,700 3,866,800 3,640,000 3,694,400 3,729,900 3,513,300 120,400 136,800 126,600 3.2 % 3.5 % 3.5 %
Berkshire County WDA 66,433 68,406 64,678 64,118 65,884 62,188 2,315 2,522 2,490 3.5 % 3.7 % 3.8 %
Boston WDA 391,357 396,761 372,298 379,748 383,347 359,717 11,609 13,414 12,581 3.0 % 3.4 % 3.4 %
Bristol County WDA 199,356 201,175 190,846 192,224 192,720 183,234 7,132 8,455 7,612 3.6 % 4.2 % 4.0 %
Brockton WDA 137,656 138,761 131,116 132,742 132,977 125,930 4,914 5,784 5,186 3.6 % 4.2 % 4.0 %
Cape & Islands WDA 138,669 152,101 132,607 134,571 147,649 128,309 4,098 4,452 4,298 3.0 % 2.9 % 3.2 %
Central MA WDA 326,997 327,032 310,971 316,122 314,568 299,805 10,875 12,464 11,166 3.3 % 3.8 % 3.6 %
Franklin/Hampshire WDA 140,952 141,267 135,608 136,893 136,581 131,352 4,059 4,686 4,256 2.9 % 3.3 % 3.1 %
Greater Lowell WDA 161,948 164,173 153,938 156,837 158,272 148,602 5,111 5,901 5,336 3.2 % 3.6 % 3.5 %
Greater New Bedford WDA 119,406 121,584 114,449 114,353 115,856 108,947 5,053 5,728 5,502 4.2 % 4.7 % 4.8 %
Hampden County WDA 230,656 231,593 221,584 220,514 219,915 211,229 10,142 11,678 10,355 4.4 % 5.0 % 4.7 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA 192,340 195,202 183,652 185,464 187,509 176,487 6,876 7,693 7,165 3.6 % 3.9 % 3.9 %
Metro North WDA 483,748 489,687 459,564 471,249 475,717 446,394 12,499 13,970 13,170 2.6 % 2.9 % 2.9 %
Metro South/West WDA 538,339 545,038 513,690 524,278 529,172 498,646 14,061 15,866 15,044 2.6 % 2.9 % 2.9 %
North Central WDA 141,280 142,144 135,095 136,607 136,677 130,152 4,673 5,467 4,943 3.3 % 3.8 % 3.7 %
North Shore WDA 238,863 241,166 228,272 231,533 233,043 220,665 7,330 8,123 7,607 3.1 % 3.4 % 3.3 %
South Shore WDA 306,939 310,661 291,580 297,358 300,047 281,677 9,581 10,614 9,903 3.1 % 3.4 % 3.4 %
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