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Basic Info

The Massachusetts Unemployment Rate measures the total number of employees in Massachusetts that are a part of the labor force, but are without a job. Unemployment rates can be a good gauge for how the economy is performing in a particular region. Historically, the Massachusetts Unemployment Rate reached as low as 2.6% in 2002. Additionally, this rate stays relatively correlated to the overall US unemployment rate.

Massachusetts Unemployment Rate is at 5.00%, compared to 4.90% last month and 9.30% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 5.59%.

Stats

Last Value 5.00%
Latest Period Aug 2021
Last Updated Sep 17 2021, 10:34 EDT
Next Release Oct 22 2021, 10:30 EDT
Long Term Average 5.59%
Average Growth Rate 5.94%
Value from 1 Year Ago 9.30%
Change from 1 Year Ago -46.24%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted
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Historical Data

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Date Value
August 31, 2021 5.00%
July 31, 2021 4.90%
June 30, 2021 4.90%
May 31, 2021 5.00%
April 30, 2021 6.40%
March 31, 2021 6.70%
February 28, 2021 7.00%
January 31, 2021 7.80%
December 31, 2020 8.40%
November 30, 2020 8.40%
October 31, 2020 8.50%
September 30, 2020 8.90%
August 31, 2020 9.30%
July 31, 2020 9.80%
June 30, 2020 14.80%
May 31, 2020 15.30%
April 30, 2020 16.40%
March 31, 2020 2.70%
February 29, 2020 2.80%
January 31, 2020 2.80%
December 31, 2019 2.90%
November 30, 2019 2.90%
October 31, 2019 2.90%
September 30, 2019 3.00%
August 31, 2019 3.00%
Date Value
July 31, 2019 3.00%
June 30, 2019 3.00%
May 31, 2019 3.00%
April 30, 2019 3.10%
March 31, 2019 3.10%
February 28, 2019 3.20%
January 31, 2019 3.20%
December 31, 2018 3.10%
November 30, 2018 3.20%
October 31, 2018 3.20%
September 30, 2018 3.30%
August 31, 2018 3.30%
July 31, 2018 3.30%
June 30, 2018 3.40%
May 31, 2018 3.40%
April 30, 2018 3.50%
March 31, 2018 3.50%
February 28, 2018 3.50%
January 31, 2018 3.60%
December 31, 2017 3.60%
November 30, 2017 3.70%
October 31, 2017 3.70%
September 30, 2017 3.70%
August 31, 2017 3.80%
July 31, 2017 3.80%

Basic Info

The Massachusetts Unemployment Rate measures the total number of employees in Massachusetts that are a part of the labor force, but are without a job. Unemployment rates can be a good gauge for how the economy is performing in a particular region. Historically, the Massachusetts Unemployment Rate reached as low as 2.6% in 2002. Additionally, this rate stays relatively correlated to the overall US unemployment rate.

Massachusetts Unemployment Rate is at 5.00%, compared to 4.90% last month and 9.30% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 5.59%.

Stats

Last Value 5.00%
Latest Period Aug 2021
Last Updated Sep 17 2021, 10:34 EDT
Next Release Oct 22 2021, 10:30 EDT
Long Term Average 5.59%
Average Growth Rate 5.94%
Value from 1 Year Ago 9.30%
Change from 1 Year Ago -46.24%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted
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