MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
Massachusetts Labor Force Data and National Unemployment Rate

(Unemployment Rates in percent)

2019 - Seasonally Adjusted
Month Working Age Population Labor Force Employed Unemployed Massachusetts Rate National Rate
January
5652500
3840500
3722000
118500
3.1
4.0
February
5655400
3843600
3728200
115400
3.0
3.8

2019 - Seasonally Unadjusted
Month Working Age Population Labor Force Employed Unemployed Massachusetts Rate National Rate
January
5652500
3834200
3694700
139500
3.6
4.4
February
5655400
3833900
3711300
122700
3.2
4.1

Note: Labor force estimates are based upon time series models that use a combination of data from the Current Population Survey (CPS), the Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey and the Unemployment Insurance (UI) system. They also include seasonal and trend components.
Source: Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance; U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.