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

Unemployment Rates in Percent

2023 - Seasonally Adjusted

Working Age Population Labor Force Employment Unemployed Massachusetts Rate National Rate
January 5758315 3729764 3597365 132399 3.5 3.4
February 5758721 3741461 3604321 137140 3.7 3.6
March 5759374 3741218 3608865 132353 3.5 3.5
April 5760299 3732006 3617231 114775 3.1 3.4
May 5761373 3728314 3622761 105553 2.8 3.7
June 5762611 3720872 3624855 96017 2.6 3.6
July 5764282 3715299 3623425 91874 2.5 3.5
August 5765846 3717415 3619153 98262 2.6 3.8
September 5767463 3715958 3619423 96535 2.6 3.8
October 5769075 3721368 3618888 102480 2.8 3.8
November 5770013 3729003 3621314 107689 2.9 3.7
December 5770742 3742856 3622587 120269 3.2 3.7

 

2023 - Seasonally Unadjusted

Working Age Population Labor Force Employment Unemployed Massachusetts Rate National Rate
January 5758315 3759154 3606002 153152 4.1 3.9
February 5758721 3763398 3604461 158937 4.2 3.9
March 5759374 3738390 3594196 144194 3.9 3.6
April 5760299 3709917 3619471 90446 2.4 3.1
May 5761373 3682601 3598296 84305 2.3 3.4
June 5762611 3742891 3637381 105510 2.8 3.8
July 5764282 3749238 3641116 108122 2.9 3.8
August 5765846 3748751 3641241 107510 2.9 3.9
September 5767463 3700212 3607232 92980 2.5 3.6
October 5769075 3723647 3626196 97451 2.6 3.6
November 5770013 3744869 3640306 104563 2.8 3.5
December 5770742 3747957 3617396 130561 3.5 3.5

 

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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