Labor Force and Unemployment Data

Selection Criteria

Geographic Area: State

Area: Massachusetts

Time Frame: Most Recent 13 Months

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Results

Month Year Working Age Population Labor Force Employed Unemployed Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Massachusetts Laborforce Rate National Unemployment Rate National Laborforce Participation Rate
August 2021 5,642,135 3,752,500 3,549,000 203,500 5.4 66.5 5.3 61.8
July 2021 5,642,181 3,751,300 3,538,700 212,600 5.7 66.5 5.7 62.3
June 2021 5,642,222 3,724,300 3,522,400 201,800 5.4 66.0 6.1 62.1
May 2021 5,642,325 3,689,600 3,506,400 183,200 5.0 65.4 5.5 61.5
April 2021 5,642,830 3,702,700 3,482,800 219,800 5.9 65.6 5.7 61.4
March 2021 5,643,634 3,703,100 3,459,400 243,700 6.6 65.6 6.2 61.5
February 2021 5,644,665 3,708,200 3,438,500 269,700 7.3 65.7 6.6 61.3
January 2021 5,646,187 3,693,900 3,417,200 276,700 7.5 65.4 6.8 61.0
December 2020 5,647,094 3,694,500 3,423,100 271,400 7.3 65.4 6.5 61.3
November 2020 5,647,713 3,699,800 3,416,300 283,500 7.7 65.5 6.4 61.5
October 2020 5,648,070 3,675,900 3,379,500 296,400 8.1 65.1 6.6 61.7
September 2020 5,647,956 3,641,500 3,316,500 325,000 8.9 64.5 7.7 61.4
August 2020 5,647,588 3,664,500 3,329,500 335,000 9.1 64.9 8.5 61.8
The labor force estimates for towns with 2010 Census population of less than 1,000 were produced using the BLS methodology, but are not official BLS estimates.
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