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Leominster-Gardner, Massachusetts Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Leominster fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Massachusetts rate. The unemployment rate in Leominster peaked in December 2009 at 11.2% and is now 7.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Leominster unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Massachusetts 3.0% -0.1 -0.6
Leominster 3.4% -0.2 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 January 2010 at 8,178. There are now 5,377 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Leominster employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Leominster, Massachusetts) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Leominster 2,801 -190 -486

Number of Unemployed Persons

Leominster, Massachusetts Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Massachusetts
Unemployment Rate
Leominster
Unemployment Rate
Leominster
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.0%
February
2019
3.8% 3.0% 3.4% 2,801
January
2019
4.0% 3.1% 3.6% 2,991
December
2018
3.9% 3.1% 3.6% 2,930
November
2018
3.7% 3.1% 3.5% 2,882
October
2018
3.8% 3.1% 3.8% 3,125
September
2018
3.7% 3.2% 3.8% 3,096
August
2018
3.8% 3.3% 4.2% 3,393
July
2018
3.9% 3.3% 4.2% 3,425
June
2018
4.0% 3.4% 4.2% 3,413
May
2018
3.8% 3.5% 4.1% 3,283
April
2018
3.9% 3.5% 4.1% 3,319

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.