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Leominster-Gardner, Massachusetts Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Leominster fell 0.0 percentage points in May 2020 to 17.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Massachusetts rate. The unemployment rate for Leominster in April 2020 is at a new high. You can also compare Leominster unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Massachusetts 16.6% +0.4 +13.7
Leominster 17.4% 0.0 +13.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 in May 2020 is at a new high of 13,168. Leominster employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Leominster, Massachusetts) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Leominster 13,168 +464 +10,360

Number of Unemployed Persons

Leominster, Massachusetts Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Massachusetts
Unemployment Rate
Leominster
Unemployment Rate
Leominster
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 17.4%
May
2020
13.3% 16.6% 17.4% 13,168
April
2020
14.7% 16.2% 17.4% 12,704
March
2020
4.4% 2.8% 3.1% 2,460
February
2020
3.5% 2.8% 3.3% 2,708
January
2020
3.6% 2.8% 3.3% 2,666
December
2019
3.5% 2.8% 3.2% 2,641
November
2019
3.5% 2.8% 3.3% 2,638
October
2019
3.6% 2.8% 3.3% 2,640
September
2019
3.5% 2.8% 3.3% 2,648
August
2019
3.7% 2.8% 3.3% 2,665
July
2019
3.7% 2.9% 3.4% 2,697

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.