Massachusetts Division of Unemployment Assistance Massachusetts Labor Force Data and National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rates in Percent

2020 - Seasonally Adjusted

Working Age Population Labor Force Employment Unemployed Massachusetts Rate National Rate
January 5647500 3836100 3729900 106200 2.8 3.6
February 5648900 3834800 3728300 106600 2.8 3.5
March 5650400 3772000 3665000 106900 2.8 4.4
April 5652000 3406900 2853900 552900 16.2 14.7
May 5654000 3540900 2954400 586500 16.6 13.3
June 5656100 3684300 3030300 653900 17.7 11.1
July 5658400 3673400 3079100 594300 16.2 10.2
August 5660900 3548600 3145200 403400 11.4 8.4
September 5663300 3764000 3395000 368900 9.8 7.9
October 5665600 3622200 3355200 267000 7.4 6.9
November 5667500 3578300 3337200 241100 6.7 6.7

 

2020 - Seasonally Unadjusted

Working Age Population Labor Force Employment Unemployed Massachusetts Rate National Rate
January 5647500 3808800 3680500 128300 3.4 4.0
February 5648900 3814900 3689300 125600 3.3 3.8
March 5650400 3763600 3652100 111400 3.0 4.5
April 5652000 3387200 2844000 543100 16.0 14.4
May 5654000 3525500 2942700 582800 16.5 13.0
June 5656100 3726300 3061800 664400 17.8 11.2
July 5658400 3725200 3119400 605800 16.3 10.5
August 5660900 3584400 3182500 401900 11.2 8.5
September 5663300 3752700 3390300 362300 9.7 7.7
October 5665600 3612800 3364000 248800 6.9 6.6
November 5667500 3569900 3347100 222700 6.2 6.4

 

Note: Labor force estimates are based upon time series models that use a combination of data from the Current Population Survey (CPS), the Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey and the Unemployment Insurance (UI) system. They also include seasonal and trend components.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance; U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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