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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
 February   2019   5,655,400 3,843,600   3,728,200   115,400   3.0   68.0   3.8   63.2  
 January   2019   5,652,500 3,840,500   3,722,000   118,500   3.1   67.9   4.0   63.2  
 December   2018   5,649,600 3,833,200   3,713,500   119,700   3.1   67.8   3.9   63.1  
 November   2018   5,646,600 3,833,900   3,714,500   119,400   3.1   67.9   3.7   62.9  
 October   2018   5,643,300 3,833,700   3,714,100   119,700   3.1   67.9   3.8   62.9  
 September   2018   5,639,400 3,829,500   3,707,600   121,800   3.2   67.9   3.7   62.7  
 August   2018   5,635,400 3,823,400   3,698,700   124,600   3.3   67.8   3.8   62.7  
 July   2018   5,631,500 3,816,400   3,688,800   127,600   3.3   67.8   3.9   62.9  
 June   2018   5,627,400 3,807,900   3,677,800   130,100   3.4   67.7   4.0   62.9  
 May   2018   5,623,700 3,798,800   3,666,900   131,800   3.5   67.5   3.8   62.8  
 April   2018   5,620,100 3,788,000   3,654,900   133,100   3.5   67.4   3.9   62.8  
 March   2018   5,616,600 3,775,500   3,641,500   133,900   3.5   67.2   4.0   62.9  
 February   2018   5,613,500 3,762,000   3,627,500   134,400   3.6   67.0   4.1   63.0  
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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