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

Unemployment Rates in Percent

2024 - Seasonally Adjusted

Working Age Population Labor Force Employment Unemployed Massachusetts Rate National Rate
January 5782805 3750172 3636004 114168 3.0 3.7
February 5784701 3748656 3638485 110171 2.9 3.9
March 5786729 3757029 3649751 107278 2.9 3.8
April 5788935 3769144 3659898 109246 2.9 3.9
May 5791214 3782680 3667434 115246 3.0 4.0

 

2024 - Seasonally Unadjusted

Working Age Population Labor Force Employment Unemployed Massachusetts Rate National Rate
January 5782805 3768376 3635960 132416 3.5 4.1
February 5784701 3752400 3614497 137903 3.7 4.2
March 5786729 3815928 3680805 135123 3.5 3.9
April 5788935 3791376 3672786 118590 3.1 3.5
May 5791214 3800827 3657969 142858 3.8 3.7

 

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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