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

(Unemployment Rates in percent)

2019 - Seasonally Adjusted
Month Working Age Population Labor Force Employed Unemployed Massachusetts Rate National Rate
January
5652500
3840500
3722000
118500
3.1
4.0
February
5655400
3843600
3728200
115400
3.0
3.8
March
5658300
3843500
3729700
113800
3.0
3.8
April
5661300
3840400
3728100
112200
2.9
3.6
May
5664700
3840900
3727000
114000
3.0
3.6

2019 - Seasonally Unadjusted
Month Working Age Population Labor Force Employed Unemployed Massachusetts Rate National Rate
January
5652500
3834200
3694700
139500
3.6
4.4
February
5655400
3833600
3711000
122600
3.2
4.1
March
5658300
3833100
3713600
119600
3.1
3.9
April
5661300
3814100
3714500
99600
2.6
3.3
May
5664700
3836900
3717400
119500
3.1
3.4

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.