April Unemployment Data Show Historically High Rate in MA

Last week, the Commonwealth released the unemployment rate for April 2020. At 15.1 percent, the rate is the highest the state has seen since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began measuring. Today, the local area unemployment rates were released, showing variation across the state, with some areas seeing more than 20 percent unemployment and others as low as 11.4 percent. See below for links to the latest available data.

Local Area News Release 5.26.2020
Statewide News Release 5.22.2020
Workforce Development Area Unemployment Rate Comparison 
Town Unemployment Rate Comparison
April 2020 UI Claimant Data by Workforce Development Area (Includes Demographic Characteristics of Claimants)
April 2020 UI Claimant Data by Occupation and Workforce Development Area (c/o Depositors Insurance Fund)

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