Total Labor Force (2018)

3,833,903

Total Population

6,902,149

Population Rank Among States

15th

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$20,581

Rank Among States

6th

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

3.3%

Rank Among States

14th (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

Massachusetts National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
0.9%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
2.9%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
3.3%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
32.2%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
67.6%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (4.9% Massachusetts | 12.0% National)
4.9%
12%
High school (23.5% Massachusetts | 27.1% National)
23.5%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (34.1% Massachusetts | 28.9% National)
34.1%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (52.3% Massachusetts | 32.0% National)
52.3%
32%

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