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Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Workforce Development Areas

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,873,400 3,878,400 3,874,600 3,760,800 3,756,500 3,733,800 112,600 121,900 140,800 2.9 % 3.1 % 3.6 %
Berkshire County WDA 68,574 67,740 69,366 66,496 65,369 66,757 2,078 2,371 2,609 3.0 % 3.5 % 3.8 %
Boston WDA 402,388 402,653 401,385 391,058 390,312 387,266 11,330 12,341 14,119 2.8 % 3.1 % 3.5 %
Bristol County WDA 201,154 202,335 201,449 194,240 194,920 192,911 6,914 7,415 8,538 3.4 % 3.7 % 4.2 %
Brockton WDA 138,667 138,701 138,812 134,086 133,905 132,957 4,581 4,796 5,855 3.3 % 3.5 % 4.2 %
Cape & Islands WDA 153,352 145,839 153,689 149,589 141,480 149,109 3,763 4,359 4,580 2.5 % 3.0 % 3.0 %
Central MA WDA 321,408 324,394 325,230 311,107 313,336 312,498 10,301 11,058 12,732 3.2 % 3.4 % 3.9 %
Franklin/Hampshire WDA 143,078 144,290 142,077 139,031 139,942 137,094 4,047 4,348 4,983 2.8 % 3.0 % 3.5 %
Greater Lowell WDA 163,824 164,442 163,879 158,963 159,322 157,761 4,861 5,120 6,118 3.0 % 3.1 % 3.7 %
Greater New Bedford WDA 120,612 120,447 121,394 115,915 115,332 115,560 4,697 5,115 5,834 3.9 % 4.2 % 4.8 %
Hampden County WDA 233,541 236,253 231,514 223,743 225,757 219,513 9,798 10,496 12,001 4.2 % 4.4 % 5.2 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA 192,771 194,248 194,532 186,693 187,418 186,768 6,078 6,830 7,764 3.2 % 3.5 % 4.0 %
Metro North WDA 494,077 494,222 492,407 482,729 481,809 478,050 11,348 12,413 14,357 2.3 % 2.5 % 2.9 %
Metro South/West WDA 545,130 545,792 544,944 532,054 531,707 528,391 13,076 14,085 16,553 2.4 % 2.6 % 3.0 %
North Central WDA 142,421 143,603 142,594 137,920 138,850 137,016 4,501 4,753 5,578 3.2 % 3.3 % 3.9 %
North Shore WDA 241,426 242,325 240,857 234,744 235,065 232,561 6,682 7,260 8,296 2.8 % 3.0 % 3.4 %
South Shore WDA 310,993 311,121 310,476 302,438 301,953 299,576 8,555 9,168 10,900 2.8 % 2.9 % 3.5 %
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