Labor Force and Unemployment Data

Labor force and unemployment data is estimated each month. Information is produced on the labor force, employment, unemployment, and unemployment rates for the United States, the Commonwealth and for each Labor Market Area (LMA), Workforce Development Area (WDA), city and town, and county in Massachusetts. Use the data tool below to obtain labor force and unemployment data by area and time period.

NOTE TO DATA USERS: As of March 13, 2020, statewide unemployment rate and labor force estimates have been revised from 1976 through 2019. As of April 21, 2020, local unemployment rates have been revised for 2010 through 2019.

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Town Comparison
Workforce Area Comparison
County Comparison
Labor Area Comparison
Labor Force And Unemployment Town Index

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Data Tool

Instructions: Follow the steps below to set up your query for LAUS information.
  1. Select the Area Type
    Choose an area type from the list. When State is selected, the Massachusetts data will be compared to the United States data.
  2. Select the Specific Geographic Area
    If you are selecting cities or towns, you may select up to ten cities or towns by holding down 'ctrl' key as you select each option and then click the link to continue.

    Click here to apply choices

  3. Select the Time Period
    Choose the time period.

    Click here to apply choices

  4. Seasonally adjusted data may be available based on the criteria you selected above.
      Seasonally Adjusted
      Not Seasonally Adjusted
After selecting your criteria above click below to see or download your data

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This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. Learn more..

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