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

(Unemployment Rates in percent)

2014 - Seasonally Adjusted
Month Working Age Population Labor Force Employed Unemployed Massachusetts Rate National Rate
January
5415200
3485500
3248300
237200
6.8
6.6
February
5419300
3494700
3266600
228100
6.5
6.7
March
5423400
3506900
3285900
221000
6.3
6.7
April
5427700
3505600
3295700
210000
6.0
6.3
May
5432100
3502000
3304500
197500
5.6
6.3
June
5436700
3501700
3310400
191300
5.5
6.1
July
5441700
3511200
3315500
195700
5.6
6.2
August
5446500
3517000
3313200
203800
5.8
6.1

2014 - Seasonally Unadjusted
Month Working Age Population Labor Force Employed Unemployed Massachusetts Rate National Rate
January
5415200
3466100
3218500
247600
7.1
7.0
February
5419300
3481700
3243800
237900
6.8
7.0
March
5423400
3499400
3268100
231300
6.6
6.8
April
5427700
3462100
3267300
194900
5.6
5.9
May
5432100
3476500
3296900
179500
5.2
6.1
June
5436700
3550300
3350100
200200
5.6
6.3
July
5441700
3584800
3367500
217300
6.1
6.5
August
5446500
3565400
3352800
212600
6.0
6.3

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.