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Labor Force and Unemployment Data


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Labor force and unemployment data is estimated each month. Information is produced on labor force, employment, unemployment, and unemployment rates for the United States, the Commonwealth and for each Labor Market Area (LMA), Workforce Investment Area (WIA), City and Town, and County in Massachusetts. Use the query tool below to obtain Labor Force and Unemployment data by area and time period.

NOTE TO DATA USERS: As of March 6, 2014 statewide unemployment rates and labor force estimates have been revised.
As of March 11, 2014 local unemployment rates have been revised for 2013.
As of March 25, 2014 local unemployment rates have been revised for 2009 through 2012.
To Access: information and maps for areas, new methodology.

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  Instructions: Follow the four steps below to set up your query for LAUS information...
 1.
Select the Geography for which you wish to see data
Choose an area type from the list. When State is selected, the Massachusetts data will be compared to the United States data.
 
 2.
Select the Specific Geographic Area
If you are selecting Cities or Towns, you may select up to ten specific cities or towns by holding the 'ctrl' key as you select each option. To continue, click on the 'And Then Click Here' button.
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 3.
Select the Time Period
Select the Time Frame