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  Geographic Area:  State
  Area: Massachusetts
  Time Frame:  Most Recent 13 Months
  Not Seasonally Adjusted Data

 Month Year Working Age Population Labor Force Employed UnemployedMassachusetts Unemployment Rate Massachusetts Laborforce Participation RateNational Unemployment Rate National Laborforce Participation Rate
 October   2018   5,637,100 3,820,900   3,711,200   109,700   2.9   67.8   3.5   62.9  
 September   2018   5,633,200 3,814,700   3,694,400   120,400   3.2   67.7   3.6   62.7  
 August   2018   5,629,300 3,866,800   3,729,900   136,800   3.5   68.7   3.9   62.7  
 July   2018   5,625,300 3,892,200   3,739,100   153,100   3.9   69.2   4.1   63.5  
 June   2018   5,621,700 3,857,400   3,707,300   150,100   3.9   68.6   4.2   63.4  
 May   2018   5,618,300 3,789,500   3,662,600   126,900   3.3   67.4   3.6   62.8  
 April   2018   5,615,000 3,751,400   3,628,200   123,200   3.3   66.8   3.7   62.7  
 March   2018   5,612,000 3,726,800   3,583,900   142,800   3.8   66.4   4.1   62.8  
 February   2018   5,609,200 3,700,500   3,551,100   149,400   4.0   66.0   4.4   62.9  
 January   2018   5,606,700 3,652,300   3,506,500   145,800   4.0   65.1   4.5   62.3  
 December   2017   5,603,500 3,636,500   3,524,700   111,800   3.1   64.9   3.9   62.4  
 November   2017   5,600,400 3,644,700   3,534,100   110,600   3.0   65.1   3.9   62.7  
 October   2017   5,597,100 3,637,800   3,526,200   111,500   3.1   65.0   3.9   62.7  
The labor force estimates for towns with 2010 Census population of less than 1,000 were produced using the BLS methodology, but are not official BLS estimates.
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