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

(Unemployment Rates in percent)

2018 - Seasonally Adjusted
Month Working Age Population Labor Force Employed Unemployed Massachusetts Rate National Rate
January
5606700
3659600
3532400
127100
3.5
4.1
February
5609200
3669500
3541900
127600
3.5
4.1
March
5612000
3683700
3554900
128800
3.5
4.1
April
5615000
3704600
3574600
130000
3.5
3.9

2018 - Seasonally Unadjusted
Month Working Age Population Labor Force Employed Unemployed Massachusetts Rate National Rate
January
5606700
3652300
3506500
145800
4.0
4.5
February
5609200
3700500
3551100
149400
4.0
4.4
March
5612000
3726800
3583900
142800
3.8
4.1
April
5615000
3751000
3627800
123200
3.3
3.7

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.