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
3494400
3266500
227900
6.5
6.7

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
3481100
3243700
237500
6.8
7.0

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.