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)
CSV of this data
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Massachusetts 3,667,300 3,613,000 3,596,000 3,487,600 3,455,000 3,381,200 179,800 158,000 214,800 4.9 % 4.4 % 6.0 %
Berkshire County WIA 67,936 65,594 67,468 64,427 62,453 63,089 3,509 3,141 4,379 5.2 % 4.8 % 6.5 %
Boston WIA 366,437 360,770 358,070 348,925 345,776 337,281 17,512 14,994 20,789 4.8 % 4.2 % 5.8 %
Bristol County WIA 193,678 191,409 190,942 182,738 181,647 177,640 10,940 9,762 13,302 5.6 % 5.1 % 7.0 %
Brockton WIA 132,312 131,163 129,666 125,058 124,832 120,921 7,254 6,331 8,745 5.5 % 4.8 % 6.7 %
Cape & Islands WIA 137,509 128,220 137,412 130,816 121,821 129,551 6,693 6,399 7,861 4.9 % 5.0 % 5.7 %
Central MA WIA 317,805 313,995 309,063 301,553 299,689 289,446 16,252 14,306 19,617 5.1 % 4.6 % 6.3 %
Franklin/Hampshire WIA 136,893 136,105 134,598 130,446 130,713 127,011 6,447 5,392 7,587 4.7 % 4.0 % 5.6 %
Greater Lowell WIA 153,590 151,751 150,437 145,752 144,838 140,988 7,838 6,913 9,449 5.1 % 4.6 % 6.3 %
Greater New Bedford WIA 115,374 113,965 114,876 107,962 107,334 105,901 7,412 6,631 8,975 6.4 % 5.8 % 7.8 %
Hampden County WIA 225,810 224,672 222,990 210,893 211,464 205,024 14,917 13,208 17,966 6.6 % 5.9 % 8.1 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WIA 183,466 180,015 180,548 173,394 170,976 168,507 10,072 9,039 12,041 5.5 % 5.0 % 6.7 %
Metro North WIA 458,404 452,558 447,950 440,039 436,462 425,992 18,365 16,096 21,958 4.0 % 3.6 % 4.9 %
Metro South/West WIA 516,503 509,386 503,997 496,002 491,898 480,500 20,501 17,488 23,497 4.0 % 3.4 % 4.7 %
North Central WIA 135,307 134,033 132,650 128,210 127,765 124,064 7,097 6,268 8,586 5.2 % 4.7 % 6.5 %
North Shore WIA 231,882 228,880 227,218 220,903 219,231 214,014 10,979 9,649 13,204 4.7 % 4.2 % 5.8 %
South Shore WIA 294,422 290,492 288,075 280,431 278,106 271,228 13,991 12,386 16,847 4.8 % 4.3 % 5.8 %