Massachusetts Unemployment Rates Information

Unemployment Rates In Massachusetts

The unemployment rate in Massachusetts is 6.8 as of January 2014. The national unemployment rate is 6.7 percent.

Unemployment rates in the state have decreased since October of the previous year (2013).

Fluctuation of unemployment rates through the last years:

  • August 2013: 7.2 percent
  • September 2013: 7.2 percent
  • October 2013: 7.2 percent
  • November 2013: 7.1 percent
  • December 2013: 7.1 percent
  • January 2013: 6.8 percent

*Data in percent reflects revised population controls, model re-estimation and new seasonal adjustment.

The civilian labor force in Massachusetts is currently 3,485.5 with 3,248.4 employment and 237.1 of unemployment. The labor force has remained stable through the last years. Check the data provided below:

  • August 2013: 3,486.0
  • September 2013: 3,484.8
  • October 2013: 3484.0
  • November 2013: 3,483.3
  • December 2013: 3,483.1
  • January 2013: 3,485.5

*Number of individuals in thousands. Data reflects revised population controls, model re-estimation and new seasonal adjustment.

In terms of employment areas, these are the latest statistics regarding nonfarm wage and salary employment (January 2014):

  • Total Nonfarm: 3,382.2 with 1.5 12-month percent change.
  • Mining and Logging: 1.1 with 10.0 12-month percent change.
  • Construction: 124.3 with 4.1 12-month percent change.
  • Manufacturing: 250.0 with -0.5 12-month percent change.
  • Trade, Transportation and Utilities: 557.1 with 0.7 12-month percent change.
  • Information: 89.9 with 4.8 12-month percent change.
  • Financial Activities: 207.6 with 0.8 12-month percent change.
  • Professional and Business Services: 512.4 with 2.7 12-month percent change.
  • Education and Health Services: 737.5 with 1.5 12-month percent change.
  • Leisure and Hospitality: 339.1 with 2.9 12-month percent change.
  • Other Services: 125.5 with 2.0 12-month percent change.
  • Government: 437.7 with 0.0 12-month percent change.

* Data provided by The Bureau of Labor Statistics, preliminary, number of jobs in thousands, seasonally adjusted.

If you have any questions, contact the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics at:

New England Information Office

JFK Federal Building, suite E-310

Boston, MA 02203

1-617-565-2327

You can also contact the Bureau online at: http://data.bls.gov/.

For more information, visit: http://www.bls.gov/.

To contact the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development call 617-626-7122.

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