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 3,527,900 3,565,400 3,478,600 3,309,700 3,352,700 3,230,900 218,200 212,800 247,700 6.2 % 6.0 % 7.1 %
Berkshire County WIA 70,797 72,088 70,231 66,510 67,966 65,398 4,287 4,122 4,833 6.1 % 5.7 % 6.9 %
Boston WIA 328,217 332,568 323,041 307,342 311,803 299,706 20,875 20,765 23,335 6.4 % 6.2 % 7.2 %
Bristol County WIA 196,877 198,092 195,560 181,759 183,248 178,209 15,118 14,844 17,351 7.7 % 7.5 % 8.9 %
Brockton WIA 127,333 128,356 125,762 118,452 119,595 116,024 8,881 8,761 9,738 7.0 % 6.8 % 7.7 %
Cape & Islands WIA 148,139 162,042 145,617 140,522 154,839 136,891 7,617 7,203 8,726 5.1 % 4.4 % 6.0 %
Central MA WIA 293,766 297,627 289,398 274,089 278,303 267,190 19,677 19,324 22,208 6.7 % 6.5 % 7.7 %
Franklin/Hampshire WIA 134,753 130,100 133,315 127,303 122,902 124,758 7,450 7,198 8,557 5.5 % 5.5 % 6.4 %
Greater Lowell WIA 149,681 149,715 147,414 140,285 140,355 136,711 9,396 9,360 10,703 6.3 % 6.3 % 7.3 %
Greater New Bedford WIA 111,322 112,740 110,689 101,990 103,307 99,454 9,332 9,433 11,235 8.4 % 8.4 % 10.2 %
Hampden County WIA 224,310 222,640 221,424 206,468 204,883 201,609 17,842 17,757 19,815 8.0 % 8.0 % 8.9 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WIA 169,281 169,825 168,521 156,929 157,539 153,853 12,352 12,286 14,668 7.3 % 7.2 % 8.7 %
Metro North WIA 430,781 435,657 423,641 408,584 414,516 398,437 22,197 21,141 25,204 5.2 % 4.9 % 5.9 %
Metro South/West WIA 507,720 513,064 498,294 483,227 490,003 470,983 24,493 23,061 27,311 4.8 % 4.5 % 5.5 %
North Central WIA 125,680 126,138 124,432 116,987 117,438 114,200 8,693 8,700 10,232 6.9 % 6.9 % 8.2 %
North Shore WIA 219,301 221,817 215,816 206,053 208,915 200,991 13,248 12,902 14,825 6.0 % 5.8 % 6.9 %
South Shore WIA 289,941 292,958 285,506 273,199 277,067 266,498 16,742 15,891 19,008 5.8 % 5.4 % 6.7 %