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Labor Force and Unemployment Data

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Geographic Area: State

Area: Massachusetts

Time Frame: 2020

Seasonally Adjusted Data

Results

Year Month Working Age Population Labor Force Employed Unemployed Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Massachusetts Laborforce Rate National Unemployment Rate National Laborforce Participation Rate
2020 January 5,741,315 3,807,244 3,694,453 112,791 3.0 66.3 3.5 63.3
  February 5,742,130 3,786,577 3,675,271 111,306 2.9 65.9 3.5 63.3
  March 5,743,473 3,761,042 3,652,180 108,862 2.9 65.5 4.4 62.6
  April 5,745,016 3,475,101 2,880,659 594,442 17.1 60.5 14.7 60.1
  May 5,743,244 3,717,504 3,140,757 576,747 15.5 64.7 13.2 60.8
  June 5,742,381 3,766,243 3,222,471 543,772 14.4 65.6 11.0 61.5
  July 5,742,129 3,778,049 3,297,726 480,323 12.7 65.8 10.2 61.5
  August 5,741,311 3,753,920 3,355,291 398,629 10.6 65.4 8.4 61.7
  September 5,740,550 3,774,648 3,402,292 372,356 9.9 65.8 7.9 61.4
  October 5,739,992 3,755,312 3,431,706 323,606 8.6 65.4 6.9 61.7
  November 5,738,772 3,753,791 3,450,317 303,474 8.1 65.4 6.7 61.5
  December 5,736,702 3,751,090 3,461,660 289,430 7.7 65.4 6.7 61.5
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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