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Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Workforce Development Areas

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,751,000 3,726,800 3,646,800 3,627,800 3,583,900 3,516,200 123,200 142,800 130,600 3.3 % 3.8 % 3.6 %
Berkshire County WDA 64,375 64,510 63,638 61,579 61,215 60,738 2,796 3,295 2,900 4.3 % 5.1 % 4.6 %
Boston WDA 384,620 381,241 373,710 373,987 369,308 362,081 10,633 11,933 11,629 2.8 % 3.1 % 3.1 %
Bristol County WDA 197,017 196,686 191,445 189,087 186,997 183,113 7,930 9,689 8,332 4.0 % 4.9 % 4.4 %
Brockton WDA 136,257 135,305 132,233 131,409 129,729 126,972 4,848 5,576 5,261 3.6 % 4.1 % 4.0 %
Cape & Islands WDA 125,940 122,859 121,873 119,967 114,642 115,821 5,973 8,217 6,052 4.7 % 6.7 % 5.0 %
Central MA WDA 322,015 320,842 312,692 310,951 308,334 301,104 11,064 12,508 11,588 3.4 % 3.9 % 3.7 %
Franklin/Hampshire WDA 140,161 139,719 136,753 135,901 134,741 132,156 4,260 4,978 4,597 3.0 % 3.6 % 3.4 %
Greater Lowell WDA 159,454 158,548 154,743 154,251 152,594 149,079 5,203 5,954 5,664 3.3 % 3.8 % 3.7 %
Greater New Bedford WDA 116,721 116,889 113,822 111,348 110,180 108,230 5,373 6,709 5,592 4.6 % 5.7 % 4.9 %
Hampden County WDA 229,581 229,339 223,987 219,344 217,572 213,278 10,237 11,767 10,709 4.5 % 5.1 % 4.8 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA 189,837 188,612 184,119 182,808 180,657 176,547 7,029 7,955 7,572 3.7 % 4.2 % 4.1 %
Metro North WDA 476,015 471,329 462,030 464,101 458,295 449,326 11,914 13,034 12,704 2.5 % 2.8 % 2.7 %
Metro South/West WDA 530,985 526,750 516,136 517,009 510,916 501,420 13,976 15,834 14,716 2.6 % 3.0 % 2.9 %
North Central WDA 139,546 139,146 135,555 134,565 133,286 130,211 4,981 5,860 5,344 3.6 % 4.2 % 3.9 %
North Shore WDA 236,063 234,822 230,442 228,681 226,354 222,688 7,382 8,468 7,754 3.1 % 3.6 % 3.4 %
South Shore WDA 302,363 300,161 293,598 292,767 289,110 283,439 9,596 11,051 10,159 3.2 % 3.7 % 3.5 %
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