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Springfield, Massachusetts Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Springfield fell 0.0 percentage points in May 2020 to 15.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points lower than the Massachusetts rate. The unemployment rate for Springfield in April 2020 is at a new high. You can also compare Springfield 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
Springfield 15.5% 0.0 +11.8
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: Springfield, Massachusetts, National

Springfield, Massachusetts monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Springfield, Massachusetts Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Springfield in May 2020 is at a new high of 53,176.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Springfield 53,176 +1,929 +39,191

Number of Unemployed Persons

Springfield, Massachusetts Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Massachusetts
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 17.4%
May
2020
13.3% 16.6% 15.5% 53,176
April
2020
14.7% 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
3.6% 2.8% 3.5% 13,166
December
2019
3.5% 2.8% 3.4% 13,065
November
2019
3.5% 2.8% 3.5% 13,191
October
2019
3.6% 2.8% 3.5% 13,341
September
2019
3.5% 2.8% 3.6% 13,490
August
2019
3.7% 2.8% 3.6% 13,628

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.