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
3704700
3574700
130000
3.5
3.9
May
5618300
3732200
3601100
131000
3.5
3.8
June
5621700
3758900
3625500
133400
3.5
4.0
July
5625300
3785800
3650000
135800
3.6
3.9
August
5629300
3806000
3668800
137300
3.6
3.9
September
5633200
3822100
3686300
135800
3.6
3.7
October
5637100
3832900
3698800
134100
3.5
3.7

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
3751400
3628200
123200
3.3
3.7
May
5618300
3789500
3662600
126900
3.3
3.6
June
5621700
3857400
3707300
150100
3.9
4.2
July
5625300
3892200
3739100
153100
3.9
4.1
August
5629300
3866800
3729900
136800
3.5
3.9
September
5633200
3814700
3694400
120400
3.2
3.6
October
5637100
3820900
3711200
109700
2.9
3.5

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.