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

(Unemployment Rates in percent)

2015 - Seasonally Adjusted
Month Working Age Population Labor Force Employed Unemployed Massachusetts Rate National Rate
January
5470700
3591100
3409400
181600
5.1
5.7
February
5474300
3607900
3430500
177300
4.9
5.5
March
5478000
3623900
3448800
175100
4.8
5.5
April
5481800
3633900
3464500
169400
4.7
5.4

2015 - Seasonally Unadjusted
Month Working Age Population Labor Force Employed Unemployed Massachusetts Rate National Rate
January
5470700
3564700
3366700
198100
5.6
6.1
February
5474300
3603300
3409300
194000
5.4
5.8
March
5478000
3612900
3431900
181000
5.0
5.6
April
5481800
3602700
3454100
148600
4.1
5.1

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.