Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
Department of Unemployment Assistance

Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Workforce Development Areas

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
CSV of this data
Location Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
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Massachusetts 3,686,700 3,684,300 3,569,600 3,534,100 3,543,700 3,438,400 152,600 140,600 131,200 4.1 % 3.8 % 3.7 %
Berkshire County WDA 64,948 64,553 63,693 61,750 61,400 60,966 3,198 3,153 2,727 4.9 % 4.9 % 4.3 %
Boston WDA 376,818 376,709 363,173 362,099 364,052 350,487 14,719 12,657 12,686 3.9 % 3.4 % 3.5 %
Bristol County WDA 193,429 193,176 187,716 184,190 184,230 179,861 9,239 8,946 7,855 4.8 % 4.6 % 4.2 %
Brockton WDA 133,619 134,211 128,775 127,438 128,553 123,443 6,181 5,658 5,332 4.6 % 4.2 % 4.1 %
Cape & Islands WDA 129,228 124,188 125,306 123,137 117,685 120,045 6,091 6,503 5,261 4.7 % 5.2 % 4.2 %
Central MA WDA 315,804 315,715 306,868 302,130 303,125 295,156 13,674 12,590 11,712 4.3 % 4.0 % 3.8 %
Franklin/Hampshire WDA 136,785 137,575 133,792 131,650 132,738 129,148 5,135 4,837 4,644 3.8 % 3.5 % 3.5 %
Greater Lowell WDA 155,484 155,577 150,611 148,912 149,400 144,789 6,572 6,177 5,822 4.2 % 4.0 % 3.9 %
Greater New Bedford WDA 117,694 116,847 112,401 111,459 110,858 107,038 6,235 5,989 5,363 5.3 % 5.1 % 4.8 %
Hampden County WDA 226,840 228,515 219,996 214,361 216,868 209,012 12,479 11,647 10,984 5.5 % 5.1 % 5.0 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA 186,405 186,289 180,806 177,762 178,213 173,422 8,643 8,076 7,384 4.6 % 4.3 % 4.1 %
Metro North WDA 465,422 465,769 449,242 449,750 452,096 436,030 15,672 13,673 13,212 3.4 % 2.9 % 2.9 %
Metro South/West WDA 520,343 520,833 503,554 502,877 505,178 488,896 17,466 15,655 14,658 3.4 % 3.0 % 2.9 %
North Central WDA 135,578 135,870 131,984 129,617 130,168 126,850 5,961 5,702 5,134 4.4 % 4.2 % 3.9 %
North Shore WDA 231,768 231,662 225,503 222,591 223,287 217,447 9,177 8,375 8,056 4.0 % 3.6 % 3.6 %
South Shore WDA 296,515 296,803 286,187 284,409 285,815 275,811 12,106 10,988 10,376 4.1 % 3.7 % 3.6 %