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Springfield, Massachusetts Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Springfield fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 7.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points higher than the Massachusetts rate. The unemployment rate in Springfield peaked in June 2020 at 17.1% and is now 9.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Springfield 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
Springfield 7.8% -0.1 +4.3
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: Springfield, Massachusetts, National

Springfield, Massachusetts monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Springfield, Massachusetts Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Springfield peaked in June 2020 at 61,608. There are now 34,056 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Springfield 27,552 -257 +14,361

Number of Unemployed Persons

Springfield, Massachusetts Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Massachusetts
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.7% 7.8% 27,552
October
2020
6.9% 7.4% 7.9% 27,809
September
2020
7.8% 9.8% 10.1% 37,051
August
2020
8.4% 11.4% 11.5% 39,733
July
2020
10.2% 16.2% 16.0% 57,518
June
2020
11.1% 17.7% 17.1% 61,608
May
2020
13.3% 16.6% 15.8% 54,178
April
2020
14.8% 16.2% 15.5% 51,247
March
2020
4.4% 2.8% 3.1% 11,672
February
2020
3.5% 2.8% 3.5% 13,170
January
2020
3.5% 2.8% 3.5% 13,166

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.