Labor Force and Unemployment Data

Selection Criteria

Geographic Area: State

Area: Massachusetts

Time Frame: 2020

Seasonally Adjusted Data

Results

Year Month Working Age Population Labor Force Employed Unemployed Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Massachusetts Laborforce Rate National Unemployment Rate National Laborforce Participation Rate
2020 January 5,647,161 3,763,800 3,657,100 106,700 2.8 66.6 3.5 63.4
  February 5,647,178 3,747,200 3,642,600 104,600 2.8 66.4 3.5 63.3
  March 5,647,723 3,728,900 3,627,200 101,700 2.7 66.0 4.4 62.6
  April 5,648,468 3,409,900 2,851,500 558,400 16.4 60.4 14.8 60.2
  May 5,647,805 3,609,100 3,056,400 552,600 15.3 63.9 13.3 60.8
  June 5,647,618 3,683,700 3,138,700 545,000 14.8 65.2 11.1 61.4
  July 5,647,519 3,563,100 3,213,200 349,900 9.8 63.1 10.2 61.5
  August 5,647,588 3,614,400 3,277,600 336,800 9.3 64.0 8.4 61.7
  September 5,647,956 3,655,200 3,330,800 324,500 8.9 64.7 7.8 61.4
  October 5,648,070 3,688,300 3,373,300 315,000 8.5 65.3 6.9 61.6
  November 5,647,713 3,721,600 3,408,200 313,300 8.4 65.9 6.7 61.5
  December 5,647,094 3,753,100 3,438,600 314,500 8.4 66.5 6.7 61.5
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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