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Leominster-Gardner, Massachusetts Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Leominster fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 6.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 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. You can also compare Leominster unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Massachusetts 4.9% 0.0 -4.9
Leominster 6.2% -0.1 -4.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 8,143 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Leominster employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Leominster, Massachusetts) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Leominster 4,782 -59 -3,459

Number of Unemployed Persons

Leominster, Massachusetts Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Massachusetts
Unemployment Rate
Leominster
Unemployment Rate
Leominster
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 4.9% 6.2% 4,782
June
2021
5.9% 4.9% 6.3% 4,841
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 6.4% 4,977
April
2021
6.1% 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
6.3% 7.8% 8.5% 6,687
December
2020
6.7% 8.4% 9.4% 7,455
November
2020
6.7% 8.4% 9.4% 7,429
October
2020
6.9% 8.5% 9.5% 7,468
September
2020
7.8% 8.9% 9.8% 7,683

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.