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  Geographic Area:  Metropolitan NECTA
  Area: Boston-Cambridge-Nashua MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA
  Time Frame:  2018 , 2017 , 2016 , 2015 , 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010
  Not Seasonally Adjusted Data

 Year Month Labor Force Employed Unemployed Area Rate  Massachusetts Rate
 2018   January  2,758,8412,659,28699,5553.64.1  
 2018  February  2,783,4082,685,18198,2273.54.0  
 2018  March  2,796,6062,704,28592,3213.33.8  
 2018  April  2,796,2452,714,42381,8222.93.3  
 2018  May  2,801,8042,717,86783,9373.03.3  
 2018  June  2,845,3542,747,83897,5163.43.7  
 2018  July  2,851,5032,755,62795,8763.43.6  
 2018  August  2,830,7562,745,81484,9423.03.2  
 2018  September  2,799,7702,721,10478,6662.83.0  
 2018  October  2,821,2892,750,02871,2612.52.7  
 2018  November  2,827,7962,760,81266,9842.42.6  
 2018  December  2,821,4892,754,62566,8642.42.7  
 2018  Annual  2,811,2392,726,40884,8313.03.3  
 2017   January  2,695,7562,591,968103,7883.94.4  
 2017  February  2,705,6282,603,620102,0083.84.3  
 2017  March  2,719,1602,623,24395,9173.54.0  
 2017  April  2,714,6892,628,42286,2673.23.5  
 2017  May  2,710,7622,618,05892,7043.43.7  
 2017  June  2,749,9362,647,298102,6383.74.0  
 2017  July  2,756,3952,653,103103,2923.74.1  
 2017  August  2,744,2542,648,93295,3223.53.7  
 2017  September  2,716,6072,626,45590,1523.33.6  
 2017  October  2,727,5252,645,65381,8723.03.2  
 2017  November  2,744,8282,663,54881,2803.03.2  
 2017  December  2,745,7242,664,72680,9982.93.3  
 2017  Annual  2,727,6062,634,58693,0203.43.8  
 2016   January  2,636,7572,525,816110,9414.24.8  
 2016  February  2,645,6582,539,876105,7824.04.6  
 2016  March  2,656,7292,555,289101,4403.84.3  
 2016  April  2,654,6102,564,64889,9623.43.8  
 2016  May  2,652,5252,561,90490,6213.43.7  
 2016  June  2,692,1012,592,052100,0493.74.0  
 2016  July  2,701,6032,601,95799,6463.74.0  
 2016  August  2,693,1792,602,73790,4423.43.6  
 2016  September  2,658,1962,569,31588,8813.33.6  
 2016  October  2,675,6922,593,16082,5323.13.3  
 2016  November  2,686,2642,605,83680,4283.03.3  
 2016  December  2,685,7742,603,46382,3113.13.4  
 2016  Annual  2,669,9242,576,33893,5863.53.9  
 2015   January  2,640,0442,505,801134,2435.15.8  
 2015  February  2,639,8662,512,885126,9814.85.5  
 2015  March  2,643,6192,523,632119,9874.55.2  
 2015  April  2,637,0532,528,271108,7824.14.6  
 2015  May  2,639,4342,521,123118,3114.54.9  
 2015  June  2,668,5212,543,594124,9274.75.1  
 2015  July  2,665,1732,541,006124,1674.75.1  
 2015  August  2,650,7162,539,313111,4034.24.6  
 2015  September  2,606,7722,497,878108,8944.24.6  
 2015  October  2,628,4002,527,374101,0263.84.2  
 2015  November  2,637,7232,538,73998,9843.84.1  
 2015  December  2,634,7832,539,10595,6783.64.1  
 2015  Annual  2,641,0092,526,560114,4494.34.8  
 2014   January  2,579,1842,424,693154,4916.06.8  
 2014  February  2,587,1472,436,622150,5255.86.6  
 2014  March  2,601,2122,456,596144,6165.66.3  
 2014  April  2,590,4552,460,991129,4645.05.5  
 2014  May  2,598,4692,462,770135,6995.25.7  
 2014  June  2,643,7012,499,169144,5325.55.9  
 2014  July  2,652,0922,503,493148,5995.66.1  
 2014  August  2,641,6582,502,451139,2075.35.7  
 2014  September  2,611,1142,477,971133,1435.15.5  
 2014  October  2,636,8542,515,130121,7244.65.0  
 2014  November  2,648,5672,528,858119,7094.55.0  
 2014  December  2,637,9212,524,032113,8894.34.9  
 2014  Annual  2,619,0312,482,731136,3005.25.7  
 2013   January  2,564,8242,391,444173,3806.87.6  
 2013  February  2,560,1342,396,723163,4116.47.2  
 2013  March  2,562,9612,405,118157,8436.27.0  
 2013  April  2,562,7352,411,812150,9235.96.5  
 2013  May  2,567,2862,409,976157,3106.16.7  
 2013  June  2,611,5582,438,342173,2166.67.2  
 2013  July  2,611,7632,442,385169,3786.57.1  
 2013  August  2,602,1962,444,731157,4656.16.6  
 2013  September  2,567,6632,411,970155,6936.16.6  
 2013  October  2,571,6052,423,652147,9535.86.2  
 2013  November  2,586,3222,445,549140,7735.46.0  
 2013  December  2,576,9682,440,372136,5965.35.9  
 2013  Annual  2,578,8352,421,840156,9956.16.7  
 2012   January  2,529,2782,361,939167,3396.67.4  
 2012  February  2,531,9722,369,812162,1606.47.2  
 2012  March  2,534,6452,381,037153,6086.16.8  
 2012  April  2,529,8592,385,555144,3045.76.3  
 2012  May  2,532,9712,385,763147,2085.86.4  
 2012  June  2,578,6202,415,150163,4706.36.9  
 2012  July  2,582,0592,417,391164,6686.46.9  
 2012  August  2,576,1832,419,618156,5656.16.6  
 2012  September  2,547,2612,391,759155,5026.16.6  
 2012  October  2,570,5682,421,483149,0855.86.2  
 2012  November  2,572,6282,425,491147,1375.76.3  
 2012  December  2,567,9882,416,832151,1565.96.6  
 2012  Annual  2,554,5032,399,319155,1846.16.7  
 2011   January  2,524,9042,335,194189,7107.58.5  
 2011  February  2,519,9312,339,552180,3797.28.1  
 2011  March  2,526,8452,355,675171,1706.87.7  
 2011  April  2,519,8842,358,021161,8636.47.2  
 2011  May  2,515,0642,353,584161,4806.47.1  
 2011  June  2,554,3612,376,246178,1157.07.6  
 2011  July  2,552,1032,378,382173,7216.87.4  
 2011  August  2,554,5012,390,630163,8716.46.9  
 2011  September  2,523,7242,357,604166,1206.67.1  
 2011  October  2,537,2522,384,347152,9056.06.5  
 2011  November  2,545,4132,396,640148,7735.86.4  
 2011  December  2,540,4632,390,362150,1015.96.6  
 2011  Annual  2,534,5372,368,020166,5176.67.3  
 2010   January  2,530,5382,313,217217,3218.69.6  
 2010  February  2,527,5982,318,452209,1468.39.2  
 2010  March  2,533,5492,331,333202,2168.08.9  
 2010  April  2,539,2732,346,729192,5447.68.3  
 2010  May  2,526,8422,336,560190,2827.58.2  
 2010  June  2,563,2702,362,961200,3097.88.4  
 2010  July  2,560,7412,362,605198,1367.78.3  
 2010  August  2,557,0012,370,350186,6517.37.9  
 2010  September  2,518,8092,331,756187,0537.48.0  
 2010  October  2,528,2982,354,201174,0976.97.5  
 2010  November  2,540,4032,361,989178,4147.07.7  
 2010  December  2,532,1802,358,997173,1836.87.6  
 2010  Annual  2,538,2092,345,763192,4467.68.3  
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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