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
August 2021 5,642,135 3,709,400 3,524,000 185,400 5.0 65.7 5.2 61.7
July 2021 5,642,181 3,701,600 3,521,100 180,400 4.9 65.6 5.4 61.7
June 2021 5,642,222 3,696,700 3,516,200 180,500 4.9 65.5 5.9 61.6
May 2021 5,642,325 3,702,100 3,518,600 183,500 5.0 65.6 5.8 61.6
April 2021 5,642,830 3,745,700 3,504,800 240,800 6.4 66.4 6.1 61.7
March 2021 5,643,634 3,744,400 3,492,300 252,200 6.7 66.3 6.0 61.5
February 2021 5,644,665 3,740,800 3,477,900 262,900 7.0 66.3 6.2 61.4
January 2021 5,646,187 3,756,700 3,462,000 294,800 7.8 66.5 6.3 61.4
December 2020 5,647,094 3,753,100 3,438,600 314,500 8.4 66.5 6.7 61.5
November 2020 5,647,713 3,721,600 3,408,200 313,300 8.4 65.9 6.7 61.5
October 2020 5,648,070 3,688,300 3,373,300 315,000 8.5 65.3 6.9 61.6
September 2020 5,647,956 3,655,200 3,330,800 324,500 8.9 64.7 7.8 61.4
August 2020 5,647,588 3,614,400 3,277,600 336,800 9.3 64.0 8.4 61.7
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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