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 12, 2021 statewide unemployment rate and labor force estimates have been revised from 1976 through 2020. As of April 21, 2020 local unemployment rates have been revised for 2010 through 2019.
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Select the Area TypeChoose an area type from the list. When State is selected, the Massachusetts data will be compared to the United States data.
Select the Specific Geographic AreaIf 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.
Select the Time PeriodChoose the time period.
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