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Leominster-Gardner, Massachusetts Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Leominster fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 7.9%. 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 June 2020 at 19.2% and is now 11.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.4% in November 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Leominster unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Massachusetts 7.1% -0.7 +4.3
Leominster 7.9% 0.0 +4.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 June 2020 at 15,267. There are now 9,065 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,659 in November 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 543. Leominster employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Leominster, Massachusetts) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Leominster 6,202 -5 +3,494

Number of Unemployed Persons

Leominster, Massachusetts Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Massachusetts
Unemployment Rate
Leominster
Unemployment Rate
Leominster
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 7.1% 7.9% 6,202
January
2021
6.3% 7.8% 7.9% 6,207
December
2020
6.7% 8.4% 8.4% 6,519
November
2020
6.7% 8.4% 7.4% 5,659
October
2020
6.9% 8.5% 8.1% 6,212
September
2020
7.8% 8.9% 10.8% 8,680
August
2020
8.4% 9.3% 12.6% 9,668
July
2020
10.2% 9.8% 17.6% 14,058
June
2020
11.1% 14.8% 19.2% 15,267
May
2020
13.3% 15.3% 17.6% 13,400
April
2020
14.8% 16.4% 17.4% 12,704

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.