Massachusetts Reports Highest Unemployment Rate in U.S. for June 2020

Earlier this month, the Commonwealth released the revised seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2020 and the rate for June 2020. At 16.6 and 17.4 percent respectively, these rates are the highest the state has seen since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began measuring and also exceed the current rate for the nation at 11.1 percent. Last week, the local area unemployment rates were released, showing variation across the state, with 71 cities and towns exceeding the state non-seasonally adjusted rate to a high of 32.6 percent in the City of Lawrence. One in 4 residents of Springfield in the labor force are unemployed as of June (25.3 percent). See below for links to the latest available data and tools for analysis.

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