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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
 March   2018   5,612,000 3,726,900   3,583,900   143,100   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  
 September   2017   5,593,200 3,640,000   3,513,300   126,600   3.5   65.1   4.1   63.0  
 August   2017   5,589,400 3,693,500   3,558,800   134,700   3.6   66.1   4.5   63.0  
 July   2017   5,585,600 3,713,100   3,565,100   148,000   4.0   66.5   4.6   63.5  
 June   2017   5,581,700 3,702,800   3,554,400   148,400   4.0   66.3   4.5   63.3  
 May   2017   5,578,200 3,642,300   3,507,300   135,000   3.7   65.3   4.1   62.8  
 April   2017   5,574,800 3,646,800   3,516,200   130,600   3.6   65.4   4.1   62.8  
 March   2017   5,571,700 3,657,700   3,508,000   149,600   4.1   65.6   4.6   62.9  
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