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Unemployment rates and labor force data

More information on labor force, employment, unemployment, unemployment rates and links to preformatted data.

Information on labor force data

Information on labor force, employment, unemployment, and unemployment rates are produced through the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, for the Commonwealth, New England City and Town Statistical Areas, Labor Market Areas (LMA), Workforce Development Areas (WDA), Counties, Cities and Towns.

BLS overview of Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Data

Access area information and map


Workforce Development Area Unemployment Rate Reports
 

Bureau of Labor Statistics Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization for States
 

Access Labor Force and Unemployment Data

 

Preformatted data downloads

As of March 9, 2018 statewide unemployment rate and labor force estimates have been revised from 1976 through 2017.
As of April 20, 2018 local unemployment rates have been revised for 2010 through 2017.
Most recent month for all Labor Areas HTML or CSV
Most recent month for all Workforce Investment Areas HTML or CSV
Most recent month for all Counties HTML or CSV
Most recent month for all MA cities and towns HTML or CSV
Cities and towns by selected area
2017 Annual Average
12 Month Average
1976-2017 Statewide Seasonally Adjusted Data EXCEL
1976-2017 Statewide Unadjusted Data EXCEL

As of April 20, 2018 local unemployment rates have been revised for 2010 through 2017.
2017 substate CSV
2016 substate CSV
2015 substate CSV
2014 substate CSV
2013 substate CSV
2012 substate CSV
2011 substate CSV
2010 substate CSV

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