Department of Numbers

Springfield, Massachusetts Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Springfield fell 0.3 percentage points in June 2014 to 6.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points higher than the Massachusetts rate. The unemployment rate in Springfield peaked in December 2009 at 9.5% and is now 2.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Springfield unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate June 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% -0.2 -1.4
Massachusetts 5.5% -0.1 -1.6
Springfield 6.6% -0.3 -1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1

Unemployment Rate: Springfield, Massachusetts, National

Springfield, Massachusetts monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Springfield, Massachusetts Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Springfield peaked in February 2010 at 33,244. There are now 10,727 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Springfield employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Springfield, Massachusetts) is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Springfield 22,517 -1,034 -5,517

Number of Unemployed Persons

Springfield, Massachusetts Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Massachusetts
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployed
June
2014
6.1% 5.5% 6.6% 22,517
May
2014
6.3% 5.6% 6.9% 23,551
April
2014
6.3% 6.0% 7.2% 24,716
March
2014
6.7% 6.3% 7.4% 25,388
February
2014
6.7% 6.5% 7.5% 25,689
January
2014
6.6% 6.8% 7.8% 26,494
December
2013
6.7% 7.1% 8.1% 27,665
November
2013
7.0% 7.1% 8.1% 27,808
October
2013
7.2% 7.2% 8.2% 27,937
September
2013
7.2% 7.2% 8.2% 28,048
August
2013
7.2% 7.2% 8.2% 28,130
July
2013
7.3% 7.2% 8.2% 28,134
June
2013
7.5% 7.1% 8.2% 28,034

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.