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  Geographic Area:  State
  Area: Massachusetts
  Time Frame:  Most Recent 13 Months
  Seasonally Adjusted Data

 Month Year Working Age Population Labor Force Employed UnemployedMassachusetts Unemployment Rate Massachusetts Laborforce Participation RateNational Unemployment Rate National Laborforce Participation Rate
 July   2018   5,625,300 3,786,000   3,650,200   135,800   3.6   67.3   3.9   62.9  
 June   2018   5,621,700 3,758,900   3,625,500   133,400   3.5   66.9   4.0   62.9  
 May   2018   5,618,300 3,732,200   3,601,100   131,000   3.5   66.4   3.8   62.7  
 April   2018   5,615,000 3,704,700   3,574,700   130,000   3.5   66.0   3.9   62.8  
 March   2018   5,612,000 3,683,700   3,554,900   128,800   3.5   65.6   4.1   62.9  
 February   2018   5,609,200 3,669,500   3,541,900   127,600   3.5   65.4   4.1   63.0  
 January   2018   5,606,700 3,659,600   3,532,400   127,100   3.5   65.3   4.1   62.7  
 December   2017   5,603,500 3,657,300   3,528,400   128,900   3.5   65.3   4.1   62.7  
 November   2017   5,600,400 3,657,400   3,528,800   128,600   3.5   65.3   4.1   62.7  
 October   2017   5,597,100 3,658,100   3,529,200   128,800   3.5   65.4   4.1   62.7  
 September   2017   5,593,200 3,659,400   3,528,600   130,800   3.6   65.4   4.2   63.0  
 August   2017   5,589,400 3,660,400   3,527,000   133,400   3.6   65.5   4.4   62.9  
 July   2017   5,585,600 3,661,400   3,525,200   136,100   3.7   65.5   4.3   62.9  
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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