Massachusetts Employment Analysis
( Data Date : August 2017 )
Massachusetts Employment Data
Owning New England’s largest population and Boston, its largest city, Massachusetts is the most economically significant state in the region. The Bay State has a diverse set of industries fueling growth, including professional services; trade and transportation; education and health Services; and leisure and hospitality. However, the majority of unemployed individuals in the state have a high school degree or less, meaning there is a real education and skill gap between many who need jobs and the firms looking to employ them. Retooling these skills is a key to fostering future growth. (Source: Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development)
State/Metropolitan Employment Data:
Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)
Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).
The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.