Labor Force and Unemployment Data

Selection Criteria

Geographic Area: State

Area: Massachusetts

Time Frame: Most Recent 13 Months

Seasonally Adjusted Data

Results

Month Year Working Age Population Labor Force Employed Unemployed Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Massachusetts Laborforce Rate National Unemployment Rate National Laborforce Participation Rate
October 2020 5,665,600 3,608,300 3,339,800 268,500 7.4 63.7 6.9 61.7
September 2020 5,663,300 3,764,000 3,395,000 368,900 9.8 66.5 7.9 61.4
August 2020 5,660,900 3,548,600 3,145,200 403,400 11.4 62.7 8.4 61.7
July 2020 5,658,400 3,673,400 3,079,100 594,300 16.2 64.9 10.2 61.4
June 2020 5,656,100 3,684,300 3,030,300 653,900 17.7 65.1 11.1 61.5
May 2020 5,654,000 3,540,900 2,954,400 586,500 16.6 62.6 13.3 60.8
April 2020 5,652,000 3,406,900 2,853,900 552,900 16.2 60.3 14.7 60.2
March 2020 5,650,400 3,772,000 3,665,000 106,900 2.8 66.8 4.4 62.7
February 2020 5,648,900 3,834,800 3,728,300 106,600 2.8 67.9 3.5 63.4
January 2020 5,647,500 3,836,100 3,729,900 106,200 2.8 67.9 3.6 63.4
December 2019 5,646,100 3,834,300 3,727,600 106,600 2.8 67.9 3.5 63.2
November 2019 5,644,400 3,835,100 3,728,600 106,500 2.8 67.9 3.5 63.2
October 2019 5,642,400 3,834,900 3,728,300 106,600 2.8 68.0 3.6 63.3
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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