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Leominster-Gardner, Massachusetts Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Leominster fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2021 to 6.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Massachusetts rate. The unemployment rate in Leominster peaked in April 2020 at 17.8% and is now 11.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.2% in July 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Leominster unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Massachusetts 5.4% +0.1 -3.0
Leominster 6.2% 0.0 -3.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Leominster, Massachusetts, National

Leominster, Massachusetts monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Leominster, Massachusetts Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Leominster peaked in April 2020 at 12,925. There are now 8,025 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,775 in July 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 125. Leominster employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Leominster, Massachusetts) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Leominster 4,900 +22 -2,529

Number of Unemployed Persons

Leominster, Massachusetts Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Massachusetts
Unemployment Rate
Leominster
Unemployment Rate
Leominster
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.4% 6.2% 4,900
October
2021
4.6% 5.3% 6.2% 4,878
September
2021
4.7% 5.2% 6.2% 4,799
August
2021
5.2% 5.0% 6.2% 4,783
July
2021
5.4% 4.9% 6.2% 4,775
June
2021
5.9% 4.9% 6.3% 4,841
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 6.4% 4,977
April
2021
6.0% 6.4% 7.6% 6,032
March
2021
6.0% 6.7% 7.9% 6,252
February
2021
6.2% 7.0% 8.3% 6,525
January
2021
6.4% 7.8% 8.5% 6,687

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.