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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   2017   5,577,900 3,624,300   3,504,900   119,500   3.3   65.0   3.9   62.7  
 September   2017   5,574,400 3,645,200   3,517,100   128,000   3.5   65.4   4.1   63.0  
 August   2017   5,570,900 3,712,400   3,573,200   139,200   3.7   66.6   4.5   63.0  
 July   2017   5,567,400 3,738,500   3,575,500   163,000   4.4   67.1   4.6   63.5  
 June   2017   5,563,900 3,730,000   3,567,400   162,600   4.4   67.0   4.5   63.3  
 May   2017   5,560,500 3,686,200   3,533,700   152,500   4.1   66.3   4.1   62.8  
 April   2017   5,557,400 3,684,300   3,543,700   140,600   3.8   66.3   4.1   62.8  
 March   2017   5,554,400 3,670,700   3,527,900   142,900   3.9   66.1   4.6   62.9  
 February   2017   5,551,500 3,634,400   3,482,200   152,100   4.2   65.5   4.9   62.7  
 January   2017   5,548,800 3,596,900   3,452,800   144,100   4.0   64.8   5.1   62.5  
 December   2016   5,546,100 3,575,000   3,476,100   98,900   2.8   64.5   4.5   62.4  
 November   2016   5,543,300 3,583,700   3,485,000   98,700   2.8   64.6   4.4   62.6  
 October   2016   5,539,900 3,576,700   3,474,800   101,900   2.8   64.6   4.7   62.8  
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