Massachusetts



News Releases:

Jun
30

New England and State Unemployment — May 2015

The New England unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 4.9 percent in May.

Jun
29

Unemployment in the Boston Area by Division - April 2015

In April, the Framingham division reported the lowest unemployment rate in the Boston NECTA.

Jun
23

Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in Massachusetts - 2014

In 2014, the broadest measure of labor underutilization, designated U-6, was 11.5 percent in Massachusetts, not significantly different from the 12.0-percent rate for the nation, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Massachusetts Economy at a Glance:

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Labor Force Data

 

Civilian Labor Force (1)

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3,586.6 3,591.1 3,607.9 3,623.9 3,634.3 (P) 3,640.1

Employment (1)

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3,395.2 3,409.4 3,430.5 3,448.8 3,464.9 (P) 3,471.5

Unemployment (1)

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191.4 181.7 177.3 175.1 169.4 (P) 168.7

Unemployment Rate (2)

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5.3 5.1 4.9 4.8 4.7 (P) 4.6

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

 

Total Nonfarm (3)

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3,445.9 3,446.8 3,447.2 3,459.2 3,470.4 (P) 3,477.8

12-month % change

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1.8 2.0 1.7 1.8 2.0 (P) 2.1

Mining and Logging (3)

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1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 (P) 0.9

12-month % change

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0.0 0.0 -9.1 0.0 0.0 (P) -18.2

Construction (3)

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128.3 130.1 129.1 126.9 128.5 (P) 132.0

12-month % change

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3.2 4.2 2.9 0.7 1.7 (P) 3.7

Manufacturing (3)

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248.6 249.2 249.2 250.5 249.3 (P) 249.9

12-month % change

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-1.0 -0.8 -0.6 0.0 -0.4 (P) -0.1

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (3)

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566.1 566.3 563.2 563.7 562.4 (P) 564.9

12-month % change

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1.4 1.3 0.6 0.4 0.1 (P) 0.6

Information (3)

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87.5 86.6 86.6 86.6 87.1 (P) 86.9

12-month % change

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1.6 1.2 0.8 0.9 1.5 (P) 1.2

Financial Activities (3)

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208.9 210.5 210.3 209.8 210.0 (P) 210.7

12-month % change

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0.8 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.3 (P) 1.4

Professional & Business Services (3)

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523.3 523.9 527.2 528.9 534.4 (P) 534.0

12-month % change

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2.2 2.6 3.1 3.2 4.0 (P) 3.5

Education & Health Services (3)

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744.2 744.1 744.7 751.0 754.5 (P) 755.0

12-month % change

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2.1 2.7 2.2 2.8 2.8 (P) 2.7

Leisure & Hospitality (3)

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346.6 341.7 341.1 346.2 347.4 (P) 347.1

12-month % change

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2.2 0.9 0.6 1.6 2.8 (P) 2.1

Other Services (3)

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134.8 135.0 134.8 134.8 135.6 (P) 135.9

12-month % change

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3.1 2.8 2.3 1.7 2.3 (P) 2.3

Government (3)

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456.6 458.4 460.0 459.8 460.2 (P) 460.5

12-month % change

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2.2 2.6 2.6 2.4 1.8 (P) 2.5

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(3) Number of jobs, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(P) Preliminary

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Boston Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jun 2015
Springfield, MA, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jun 2015
Worcester Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jun 2015
New England - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Jul 2015
New England - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Jul 2015
New England Consumer Price Index Card Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Jul 2015
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – New England Consumer price indexes Table Jul 2015
Average Energy Prices In Boston-Brockton-Nashua – April 2015 Average energy prices News Release May 2015
Business Employment Dynamics in New England Employment Table Feb 2013
Business Employment Dynamics in New England Employment Table Nov 2014
Occupational injuries and illnesses in New England Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2013
Occupational injuries and illnesses in New England (PDF) Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2013
Consumer Price Index, Boston-Brockton-Nashua– 2012 Annual Average Consumer price indexes News Release Apr 2013
Consumer Expenditures for the Boston Metropolitan Area: 2011-2012 Consumer spending News Release Feb 2014
2014 Data on Employment Status by State and Demographic Group Employment, Unemployment Table Feb 2015
Union Membership of wage and salary workers in New England Employment Table Mar 2012
Union Membership of wage and salary workers in New England (PDF) Employment Table Mar 2012
New England and State Multiple Jobholders: 1997-2010 Employment Table Oct 2011
New England and State Multiple Jobholders: 1997-2010 (PDF) Employment Table Oct 2011
County Employment and Wages in Massachusetts – Second Quarter 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Jan 2015
New England and State Unemployment - 2014 Unemployment News Release Apr 2015
New England and State Unemployment — May 2015 Unemployment News Release Jun 2015
Women’s Earnings in Massachusetts - 2013 Pay News Release Mar 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages In Boston-Cambridge-Quincy - May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Aug 2014
Union Membership in Massachusetts and Connecticut - 2012 Employment News Release May 2013
Occupational injuries and illnesses in Massachusetts Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2013
Occupational injuries and illnesses in Massachusetts (PDF) Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2013
Consumer Price Index, Boston-Brockton-Nashua — May 2015 Consumer price indexes News Release Jun 2015
Consumer Price Index Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT (1982-84 = 100) (PDF) Consumer price indexes Table Jun 2015
Consumer Price Index Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT (1982-84 = 100) Consumer price indexes Table Jun 2015
Changing Compensation Costs in the Boston Metropolitan Area-March 2015 Benefits, Pay News Release May 2015
Minimum Wage Workers in Massachusetts – 2012 Employment, Pay Table Apr 2013
Occupational Employment and Wages for Police and Firefighters in Massachusetts’ Metropolitan Areas – May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2014
Unemployment on Cape Cod And The Islands - January 2015 Unemployment News Release Apr 2015
Fatal Work Injuries in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy – 2013 Workplace fatalities News Release Jan 2015
Fatal Work Injuries in New England – 2013 Workplace fatalities Table Nov 2013
Boston Area Employment - January 2015 Employment News Release Apr 2015
Unemployment in the Boston Area by Division - April 2015 Unemployment News Release Jun 2015
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in Massachusetts - 2014 Unemployment News Release Jun 2015