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Leominster-Gardner, Massachusetts Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Leominster fell 0.7 percentage points in November 2020 to 7.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Massachusetts rate. The unemployment rate in Leominster peaked in June 2020 at 19.2% and is now 11.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Leominster unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Massachusetts 6.7% -0.7 +3.9
Leominster 7.4% -0.7 +4.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 9,627 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Leominster employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Leominster, Massachusetts) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Leominster 5,640 -572 +3,002

Number of Unemployed Persons

Leominster, Massachusetts Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Massachusetts
Unemployment Rate
Leominster
Unemployment Rate
Leominster
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.7% 7.4% 5,640
October
2020
6.9% 7.4% 8.1% 6,212
September
2020
7.8% 9.8% 10.8% 8,680
August
2020
8.4% 11.4% 12.6% 9,668
July
2020
10.2% 16.2% 17.6% 14,058
June
2020
11.1% 17.7% 19.2% 15,267
May
2020
13.3% 16.6% 17.6% 13,400
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 2.8% 3.3% 2,666

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.