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Leominster-Gardner, Massachusetts Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Leominster fell 0.0 percentage points in August 2019 to 3.3%. 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 11.3% and is now 8.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in July 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Leominster unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Massachusetts 2.9% 0.0 -0.4
Leominster 3.3% 0.0 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 December 2009 at 8,149. There are now 5,418 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Leominster employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Leominster, Massachusetts) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Leominster 2,731 -33 -321

Number of Unemployed Persons

Leominster, Massachusetts Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Massachusetts
Unemployment Rate
Leominster
Unemployment Rate
Leominster
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 2.9%
August
2019
3.7% 2.9% 3.3% 2,731
July
2019
3.7% 2.9% 3.3% 2,764
June
2019
3.7% 3.0% 3.4% 2,857
May
2019
3.6% 3.0% 3.5% 2,877
April
2019
3.6% 2.9% 3.4% 2,838
March
2019
3.8% 3.0% 3.5% 2,865
February
2019
3.8% 3.0% 3.5% 2,888
January
2019
4.0% 3.1% 3.6% 2,939
December
2018
3.9% 3.1% 3.6% 2,952
November
2018
3.7% 3.1% 3.6% 2,943
October
2018
3.8% 3.1% 3.6% 2,942

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.