Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment
Massachusetts and Workforce Development Areas

Data not seasonally adjusted

Results

Location Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
Nov-2021 Oct-2021 Nov-2020 Nov-2021 Oct-2021 Nov-2020 Nov-2021 Oct-2021 Nov-2020 Nov-2021 Oct-2021 Nov-2020
Massachusetts 3,745,100 3,721,500 3,699,800 3,572,800 3,530,700 3,416,300 172,300 190,800 283,500 4.6% 5.1% 7.7%
Berkshire County WDA 60,834 61,093 61,712 57,370 57,503 56,706 3,464 3,590 5,006 5.7% 5.9% 8.1%
Boston WDA 395,146 391,773 388,428 376,448 371,265 356,890 18,698 20,508 31,538 4.7% 5.2% 8.1%
Bristol County WDA 197,802 195,789 196,234 187,320 184,835 181,043 10,482 10,954 15,191 5.3% 5.6% 7.7%
Brockton WDA 137,051 135,257 135,318 129,428 127,229 123,667 7,623 8,028 11,651 5.6% 5.9% 8.6%
Cape & Islands WDA 124,841 127,534 122,316 117,357 120,661 112,317 7,484 6,873 9,999 6.0% 5.4% 8.2%
Central MA WDA 318,361 315,382 316,235 302,957 298,737 292,168 15,404 16,645 24,067 4.8% 5.3% 7.6%
Franklin/Hampshire WDA 137,709 136,395 136,455 132,158 130,457 127,327 5,551 5,938 9,128 4.0% 4.4% 6.7%
Greater Lowell WDA 160,421 158,755 158,606 153,224 150,962 147,039 7,197 7,793 11,567 4.5% 4.9% 7.3%
Greater New Bedford WDA 115,889 115,335 113,864 108,858 108,122 104,515 7,031 7,213 9,349 6.1% 6.3% 8.2%
Hampden County WDA 226,557 224,193 224,334 211,970 208,811 203,908 14,587 15,382 20,426 6.4% 6.9% 9.1%
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA 189,055 187,415 188,626 178,556 176,291 171,928 10,499 11,124 16,698 5.6% 5.9% 8.9%
Metro North WDA 481,429 477,161 471,661 462,814 456,442 438,770 18,615 20,719 32,891 3.9% 4.3% 6.9%
Metro South/West WDA 529,825 524,688 519,424 510,409 503,443 484,629 19,416 21,245 34,795 3.7% 4.0% 6.7%
North Central WDA 138,523 136,940 136,781 131,667 129,786 126,520 6,856 7,154 10,261 4.9% 5.2% 7.5%
North Shore WDA 233,795 231,250 231,147 222,128 218,950 212,619 11,667 12,300 18,528 5.0% 5.3% 8.0%
South Shore WDA 305,510 302,478 298,648 291,182 287,199 276,260 14,328 15,279 22,388 4.7% 5.1% 7.5%
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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