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Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment
Massachusetts and Workforce Development Areas

Data not seasonally adjusted

Results

Location Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
Jun-2022 May-2022 Jun-2021 Jun-2022 May-2022 Jun-2021 Jun-2022 May-2022 Jun-2021 Jun-2022 May-2022 Jun-2021
Massachusetts 3,780,712 3,723,656 3,782,883 3,647,840 3,597,991 3,547,785 132,872 125,665 235,098 3.5% 3.4% 6.2%
Berkshire County WDA 61,676 60,124 63,902 59,160 57,674 59,487 2,516 2,450 4,415 4.1% 4.1% 6.9%
Boston WDA 397,880 391,714 395,679 383,780 379,074 369,416 14,100 12,640 26,263 3.5% 3.2% 6.6%
Bristol County WDA 198,524 196,476 199,582 190,650 189,009 186,279 7,874 7,467 13,303 4.0% 3.8% 6.6%
Brockton WDA 135,183 133,584 136,541 129,546 128,228 126,595 5,637 5,356 9,946 4.2% 4.0% 7.3%
Cape & Islands WDA 137,179 126,430 138,560 132,336 121,247 130,421 4,843 5,183 8,139 3.5% 4.1% 5.8%
Central MA WDA 317,030 314,278 321,623 305,341 303,377 301,169 11,689 10,901 20,454 3.7% 3.5% 6.4%
Franklin/Hampshire WDA 139,611 138,092 139,643 135,121 134,061 132,424 4,490 4,031 7,219 3.2% 2.9% 5.2%
Greater Lowell WDA 161,908 160,008 161,694 156,481 154,868 151,873 5,427 5,140 9,821 3.4% 3.2% 6.0%
Greater New Bedford WDA 116,419 113,380 117,538 111,044 108,303 108,937 5,375 5,077 8,601 4.6% 4.5% 7.3%
Hampden County WDA 225,725 223,827 228,926 214,918 213,672 209,875 10,807 10,155 19,051 4.8% 4.5% 8.3%
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA 190,178 187,808 192,097 182,458 180,517 177,576 7,720 7,291 14,521 4.1% 3.9% 7.6%
Metro North WDA 486,585 480,122 480,636 472,695 466,899 455,004 13,890 13,223 25,632 2.9% 2.8% 5.3%
Metro South/West WDA 532,991 525,518 525,620 518,166 511,802 500,605 14,825 13,716 25,015 2.8% 2.6% 4.8%
North Central WDA 137,975 136,856 139,784 132,904 132,087 131,129 5,071 4,769 8,655 3.7% 3.5% 6.2%
North Shore WDA 233,619 230,922 235,108 225,226 222,788 219,890 8,393 8,134 15,218 3.6% 3.5% 6.4%
South Shore WDA 308,219 304,504 305,953 298,012 294,387 287,103 10,207 10,117 18,850 3.3% 3.3% 6.2%
The labor force estimates for towns with 2010 Census population of less than 1,000 were produced using the BLS methodology, but are not official BLS estimates.
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