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
3661200
3529900
131300
3.6
4.5
April
5557400
3694200
3551100
143200
3.9
4.4
May
5560500
3711100
3555800
155300
4.2
4.3
June
5563900
3708800
3548400
160400
4.3
4.4
July
3697500
3536900
160700
4.3
4.3

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
3670700
3527900
142900
3.9
4.6
April
5557400
3684300
3543700
140600
3.8
4.1
May
5560500
3686200
3533700
152500
4.1
4.1
June
5563900
3730000
3567400
162600
4.4
4.5
July
3738200
3575200
163000
4.4
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.