For Immediate Release - January 19, 2012

2012 Press Release Schedule for State & Local Jobs Data and Unemployment Rates

The following schedule lists the monthly release dates of state and local unemployment information and jobs data for 2012 by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

The unemployment rate and jobs data for Massachusetts are generally released on the third Thursday of each month, with the exceptions of Thursday, March 3, when state unemployment and jobs data for the month of January 2012 and revised unemployment and jobs data for calendar year 2011 will be released, March 22, the fourth Thursday and June 14, which is the second Thursday of the month. Local area unemployment statistics (LAUS) will be released on the Tuesdays following the release of the state unemployment rate and jobs data, with the exception of Wednesday, December 26, 2012.

Note that the statewide monthly unemployment rates consist of a combination of data from the Current Population Survey (CPS) of Massachusetts households, the Current Employment Statistics (CES) jobs survey of Massachusetts employers, and the unemployment insurance (UI) system.

2012
Data for the
Month of:
U.S. Unemployment Rate & Jobs ReleaseMA Unemployment Rate & Jobs ReleaseLocal Unemployment Rate
Release
January2/3/20123/08/123/13/12
February3/9/20123/22/123/27/12
March4/6/20124/19/124/24/12
April5/4/20125/17/125/22/12
May6/1/20126/14/126/19/12
June7/6/20127/19/127/24/12
July8/3/20128/16/128/21/12
August9/7/20129/20/129/25/12
September10/5/201210/18/1210/23/12
October11/2/201211/15/1211/20/12
November12/7/201212/20/1212/26/12
December1/4/20131/17/131/22/13