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

(Unemployment Rates in percent)

2015 - Seasonally Adjusted
Month Working Age Population Labor Force Employed Unemployed Massachusetts Rate National Rate
January
5470700
3591100
3409400
181600
5.1
5.7
February
5474300
3607700
3430500
177300
4.9
5.5

2015 - Seasonally Unadjusted
Month Working Age Population Labor Force Employed Unemployed Massachusetts Rate National Rate
January
5470700
3564700
3366700
198100
5.6
6.1
February
5474300
3603000
3409100
193900
5.4
5.8

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.