Massachusetts Unemployment Falls to 16.1 Percent in July

Last week, the Commonwealth released the revised seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2020 and the rate for July 2020. At 17.7 and 16.1 percent respectively, these rates continue to be historically high and also exceed the current rate for the nation at 10.2 percent. This week, the local area unemployment rates were released, showing variation across the state, with 59 cities and towns exceeding the state non-seasonally adjusted rate to a high of 30.9 percent in the City of Lawrence. One in 4 residents of Revere and Springfield in the labor force are still unemployed as of July (25.4 and 25.2 percent respectively). See below for links to the latest available data and tools for analysis.

Unemployment Rates and Labor Force Participation

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Labor Market Information and Data Visualization Tools

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