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

(Unemployment Rates in percent)

2017 - Seasonally Adjusted
Month Working Age Population Labor Force Employed Unemployed Massachusetts Rate National Rate
January
5548800
3599300
3485500
113800
3.2
4.8
February
5551500
3626800
3503300
123400
3.4
4.7
March
5554400
3661300
3530000
131300
3.6
4.5

2017 - Seasonally Unadjusted
Month Working Age Population Labor Force Employed Unemployed Massachusetts Rate National Rate
January
5548800
3596900
3452800
144100
4.0
5.1
February
5551500
3634400
3482200
152100
4.2
4.9
March
5554400
3670800
3528100
142700
3.9
4.6

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.