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  Geographic Area:  State
  Area: Massachusetts
  Time Frame:  2018
  Not Seasonally Adjusted Data

 Month Working Age Population Labor Force Employed UnemployedMassachusetts Unemployment Rate Massachusetts Laborforce Participation RateNational Unemployment Rate National Laborforce Participation Rate
 January  5,610,100 3,724,600 3,570,400 154,300 4.1 66.4   4.5   62.3  
 February   5,613,500 3,759,500 3,607,800 151,700 4.0 67.0   4.4   62.9  
 March   5,616,600 3,775,400 3,633,700 141,700 3.8 67.2   4.1   62.8  
 April   5,620,100 3,777,400 3,654,200 123,200 3.3 67.2   3.7   62.7  
 May   5,623,700 3,789,900 3,665,300 124,600 3.3 67.4   3.6   62.8  
 June   5,627,400 3,859,100 3,715,400 143,700 3.7 68.6   4.2   63.4  
 July   5,631,500 3,874,600 3,733,800 140,800 3.6 68.8   4.1   63.5  
 August   5,635,400 3,847,400 3,723,300 124,100 3.2 68.3   3.9   62.7  
 September   5,639,400 3,795,800 3,680,400 115,400 3.0 67.3   3.6   62.7  
 October   5,643,300 3,817,400 3,713,000 104,400 2.7 67.6   3.5   62.9  
 November   5,646,600 3,823,200 3,724,400 98,800 2.6 67.7   3.5   62.9  
 December   5,649,600 3,821,200 3,719,200 102,000 2.7 67.6   3.7   62.8  
 Annual   5,629,800 3,805,400 3,678,400 127,000 3.3 67.6   3.9   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.
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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