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New England Labor Force Statistics
Seasonally Adjusted
(In Thousands)
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Jan   Feb   Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec  
2015                        
Connecticut 6.3 6.4 6.4                  
Maine 5.2 5.0 4.8                  
Massachusetts 5.1 4.9 4.8                  
New Hampshire 4.0 3.9 3.9                  
Rhode Island 6.5 6.4 6.3                  
Vermont 4.1 3.9 3.8                  
New England 5.3 5.3 5.2                  
United States 5.7 5.5 5.5                  
2014                        
Connecticut 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3
Maine 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.5
Massachusetts 6.1 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.3
New Hampshire 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.0
Rhode Island 8.6 8.4 8.2 8.1 7.9 7.7 7.6 7.4 7.2 7.0 6.9 6.8
Vermont 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1
New England 6.4 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.5
United States 6.6 6.7 6.6 6.2 6.3 6.1 6.2 6.1 5.9 5.7 5.8 5.6
2013                        
Connecticut 8.1 8.0 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.2
Maine 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.6 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.3 6.2 6.1
Massachusetts 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.3 6.2
New Hampshire 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.7
Rhode Island 9.7 9.6 9.5 9.4 9.3 9.2 9.1 9.1 9.0 8.9 8.8 8.7
Vermont 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.2
New England 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.8 6.7 6.6 6.5
United States 8.0 7.7 7.5 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.0 6.7
2012                        
Connecticut 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.4 8.3 8.2 8.1
Maine 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.2 7.2
Massachusetts 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.7
New Hampshire 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.5
Rhode Island 10.9 10.8 10.7 10.6 10.5 10.4 10.4 10.2 10.1 10.0 9.9 9.8
Vermont 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.6
New England 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1
United States 8.3 8.3 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.0 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.9
2011                        
Connecticut 9.2 9.2 9.1 9.1 9.0 8.8 8.7 8.6 8.5 8.4 8.4 8.3
Maine 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.9 7.9 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.7 7.7
Massachusetts 7.7 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.9 6.8
New Hampshire 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.4
Rhode Island 11.2 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.0 10.9
Vermont 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.2
New England 8.1 8.0 7.9 7.9 7.8 7.7 7.7 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.4 7.3
United States 9.2 9.0 9.0 9.1 9.0 9.1 9.0 9.0 9.0 8.8 8.6 8.5
2010                        
Connecticut 9.0 9.0 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.2 9.2 9.2
Maine 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1
Massachusetts 8.8 8.7 8.7 8.5 8.4 8.3 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.9 7.9 7.8
New Hampshire 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.5
Rhode Island 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2
Vermont 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.0 6.0 6.0 5.9 5.9 5.9
New England 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.4 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.1
United States 9.8 9.8 9.9 9.9 9.6 9.4 9.4 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.8 9.3
2009                        
Connecticut 7.0 7.2 7.5 7.7 7.9 8.1 8.2 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.8 8.9
Maine 7.4 7.8 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.2
Massachusetts 7.2 7.5 7.8 8.0 8.2 8.4 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.8 8.8 8.8
New Hampshire 5.3 5.7 6.1 6.3 6.5 6.6 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.4 6.4 6.3
Rhode Island 10.2 10.6 10.9 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2
Vermont 6.1 6.5 6.8 6.9 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.4 6.3
New England 7.1 7.3 7.6 7.8 7.9 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.4 8.5 8.5
United States 7.8 8.3 8.7 9.0 9.4 9.5 9.5 9.6 9.8 10.0 9.9 9.9
2008                        
Connecticut 5.0 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.4 5.5 5.7 5.9 6.1 6.3 6.5 6.7
Maine 4.8 4.8 4.9 4.9 5.1 5.2 5.4 5.6 5.8 6.2 6.6 7.0
Massachusetts 4.7 4.8 4.9 5.0 5.2 5.4 5.6 5.8 6.0 6.3 6.6 6.9
New Hampshire 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.8 4.0 4.2 4.5 4.8
Rhode Island 6.3 6.5 6.7 7.0 7.2 7.5 7.8 8.2 8.5 8.9 9.3 9.7
Vermont 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 5.1 5.4 5.7
New England 4.7 4.8 4.9 5.0 5.2 5.4 5.6 5.8 6.0 6.2 6.5 6.8
United States 5.0 4.9 5.1 5.0 5.4 5.6 5.8 6.1 6.1 6.5 6.8 7.3
2007                        
Connecticut 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9
Maine 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9
Massachusetts 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6
New Hampshire 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5
Rhode Island 4.8 4.7 4.8 4.8 4.9 5.0 5.2 5.3 5.5 5.7 5.9 6.1
Vermont 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.2
New England 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.7
United States 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.4 4.6 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.7 5.0
2006                        
Connecticut 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3
Maine 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.5
Massachusetts 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.8
New Hampshire 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6
Rhode Island 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.8
Vermont 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.9
New England 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.5
United States 4.7 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.4
2005                        
Connecticut 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.6
Maine 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.6
Massachusetts 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9
New Hampshire 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.4
Rhode Island 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.1 5.1 5.2 5.2 5.1
Vermont 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6
New England 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.6
United States 5.3 5.4 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9
2004                        
Connecticut 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8
Maine 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.8
Massachusetts 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.9
New Hampshire 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6
Rhode Island 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
Vermont 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5
New England 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7
United States 5.7 5.6 5.8 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.4 5.4
2003                        
Connecticut 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.3
Maine 4.8 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.9
Massachusetts 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.8 5.8 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.6
New Hampshire 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2
Rhode Island 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3
Vermont 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1
New England 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.2
United States 5.8 5.9 5.9 6.0 6.1 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.0 5.8 5.7
2002                        
Connecticut 3.4 3.6 3.7 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.8 5.0 5.1 5.3
Maine 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7
Massachusetts 4.8 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.6
New Hampshire 4.3 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
Rhode Island 4.8 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.1 5.1 5.2 5.3
Vermont 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.3
New England 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.2
United States 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.9 6.0
2001                        
Connecticut 2.6 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.4
Maine 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.8 3.9 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1
Massachusetts 2.9 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.5 3.6 3.8 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.7
New Hampshire 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.8 4.0 4.1 4.2
Rhode Island 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8
Vermont 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.7
New England 3.0 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 4.0 4.1 4.2
United States 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.9 5.0 5.3 5.5 5.7
2000                        
Connecticut 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.4
Maine 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.2
Massachusetts 3.0 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.8
New Hampshire 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6
Rhode Island 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1
Vermont 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9
New England 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.9
United States 4.0 4.1 4.0 3.8 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9
1999                        
Connecticut 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.9
Maine 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.7
Massachusetts 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.0
New Hampshire 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7
Rhode Island 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1
Vermont 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.8
New England 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1
United States 4.3 4.4 4.2 4.3 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.0
1998                        
Connecticut 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.0
Maine 4.9 4.8 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.1
Massachusetts 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2
New Hampshire 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.9
Rhode Island 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4
Vermont 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.2
New England 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.3
United States 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.4
1997                        
Connecticut 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.4 5.3 5.1 5.0 4.8 4.6 4.4 4.2 4.1
Maine 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9
Massachusetts 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.6
New Hampshire 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.0
Rhode Island 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.9
Vermont 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.7
New England 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.0 4.0 3.9
United States 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.1 4.9 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.9 4.7 4.6 4.7
1996                        
Connecticut 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.8
Maine 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.9 4.9 5.0
Massachusetts 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2
New Hampshire 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.6
Rhode Island 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3
Vermont 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2
New England 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7
United States 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.3 5.5 5.1 5.2 5.2 5.4 5.4
1995                        
Connecticut 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.3
Maine 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.0 6.0 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.6
Massachusetts 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.9
New Hampshire 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.7
Rhode Island 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.4 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.9 5.8
Vermont 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3
New England 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.0
United States 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.8 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.6 5.6
1994                        
Connecticut 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.6
Maine 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.7 6.6 6.4
Massachusetts 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.0 6.0 5.9 5.9 5.8 5.7 5.6
New Hampshire 5.4 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.2
Rhode Island 7.4 7.3 7.1 7.0 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.8 6.7 6.6 6.6 6.6
Vermont 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.3
New England 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.0 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.6
United States 6.6 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.6 5.5
1993                        
Connecticut 7.5 7.4 7.3 7.1 6.9 6.7 6.5 6.3 6.1 5.9 5.8 5.7
Maine 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3
Massachusetts 7.8 7.6 7.4 7.2 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.4
New Hampshire 6.9 6.8 6.5 6.3 6.1 6.0 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.8 5.7 5.6
Rhode Island 8.2 8.0 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.5
Vermont 5.5 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.9
New England 7.5 7.4 7.2 7.1 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.4 6.3
United States 7.3 7.1 7.0 7.1 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.8 6.6 6.5
1992                        
Connecticut 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6
Maine 7.5 7.6 7.6 7.5 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1
Massachusetts 8.7 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.5 8.4 8.3 8.1 8.0
New Hampshire 7.3 7.3 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.0
Rhode Island 9.0 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.0 9.0 8.9 8.9 8.8 8.7 8.5 8.3
Vermont 6.4 6.5 6.4 6.4 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.7 5.6
New England 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.9 7.9 7.8 7.7 7.6
United States 7.3 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.6 7.8 7.7 7.6 7.6 7.3 7.4 7.4
1991                        
Connecticut 5.5 5.7 5.9 6.1 6.3 6.6 6.8 7.0 7.1 7.3 7.4 7.5
Maine 7.6 7.9 8.1 8.1 7.9 7.7 7.4 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.3 7.4
Massachusetts 8.0 8.2 8.5 8.6 8.8 8.8 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.8 8.8 8.7
New Hampshire 6.9 7.1 7.2 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3
Rhode Island 7.9 8.2 8.4 8.6 8.6 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.8 8.9 9.0
Vermont 6.4 6.7 6.9 7.0 7.0 6.8 6.6 6.4 6.3 6.2 6.2 6.3
New England 7.1 7.4 7.5 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.9 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.1
United States 6.4 6.6 6.8 6.7 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.9 6.9 7.0 7.0 7.3
1990                        
Connecticut 4.8 4.9 5.0 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.2 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.4
Maine 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.9 5.2 5.5 5.8 6.2 6.6 7.1
Massachusetts 5.1 5.3 5.5 5.7 5.9 6.1 6.3 6.6 6.8 7.1 7.4 7.7
New Hampshire 4.8 5.0 5.2 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 6.1 6.4 6.6
Rhode Island 5.3 5.5 5.6 5.8 6.1 6.3 6.5 6.7 6.9 7.0 7.3 7.6
Vermont 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 5.1 5.3 5.5 5.8 6.1
New England 4.9 5.1 5.2 5.4 5.5 5.7 5.8 6.0 6.2 6.4 6.7 6.9
United States 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.4 5.4 5.2 5.5 5.7 5.9 5.9 6.2 6.3
1989                        
Connecticut 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.5 3.6 3.8 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.6
Maine 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.5
Massachusetts 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 4.0 4.2 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.8 4.9
New Hampshire 2.6 2.6 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.3 3.5 3.7 3.9 4.1 4.4 4.6
Rhode Island 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.6 4.8 5.0 5.2
Vermont 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.8 3.9 4.0 4.1 4.2
New England 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.8 4.0 4.1 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.7
United States 5.4 5.2 5.0 5.2 5.2 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.4
1988                        
Connecticut 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0
Maine 3.8 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5
Massachusetts 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.5
New Hampshire 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6
Rhode Island 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.0 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.3
Vermont 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.1
New England 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.3
United States 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.4 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.3
1987                        
Connecticut 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.0
Maine 4.8 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.1 3.9
Massachusetts 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1
New Hampshire 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.4
Rhode Island 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.3
Vermont 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2
New England 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1
United States 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.9 6.0 5.8 5.7
1986                        
Connecticut 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8
Maine 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.0
Massachusetts 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.7
New Hampshire 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.3
Rhode Island 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.0 3.9
Vermont 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.0
New England 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.7
United States 6.7 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.2 7.2 7.0 6.9 7.0 7.0 6.9 6.6
1985                        
Connecticut 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.6 4.4 4.2 4.0
Maine 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.4
Massachusetts 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9
New Hampshire 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.2
Rhode Island 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.2
Vermont 4.8 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.6
New England 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.0
United States 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.2 7.4 7.4 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.0
1984                        
Connecticut 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.8
Maine 7.0 6.8 6.6 6.4 6.3 6.2 6.2 6.1 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.7
Massachusetts 5.7 5.5 5.2 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.1
New Hampshire 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3
Rhode Island 6.5 6.3 6.1 5.8 5.6 5.4 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
Vermont 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.8
New England 5.6 5.4 5.2 5.1 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.5
United States 8.0 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.4 7.2 7.5 7.5 7.3 7.4 7.2 7.3
1983                        
Connecticut 7.1 6.9 6.8 6.5 6.3 6.1 5.8 5.6 5.5 5.3 5.2 5.0
Maine 8.7 8.8 8.8 8.8 8.7 8.6 8.4 8.2 8.0 7.7 7.5 7.2
Massachusetts 7.6 7.5 7.3 7.2 7.0 6.8 6.7 6.5 6.4 6.2 6.1 5.9
New Hampshire 6.7 6.5 6.3 6.0 5.7 5.5 5.3 5.1 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.5
Rhode Island 9.8 9.5 9.2 9.0 8.7 8.5 8.3 8.0 7.7 7.4 7.0 6.7
Vermont 7.3 7.2 7.1 6.9 6.7 6.5 6.3 6.1 5.9 5.8 5.7 5.7
New England 7.6 7.5 7.3 7.2 7.0 6.8 6.6 6.4 6.2 6.1 5.9 5.7
United States 10.4 10.4 10.3 10.2 10.1 10.1 9.4 9.5 9.2 8.8 8.5 8.3
1982                        
Connecticut 6.6 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.8 6.9 6.9 6.9 7.0 7.1 7.1 7.1
Maine 8.0 8.1 8.3 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7
Massachusetts 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.7 7.7
New Hampshire 6.2 6.5 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.8
Rhode Island 9.0 9.2 9.4 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.9 10.0 10.0 10.0 9.9
Vermont 6.4 6.6 6.8 7.0 7.0 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.2 7.2 7.3
New England 7.3 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.7
United States 8.6 8.9 9.0 9.3 9.4 9.6 9.8 9.8 10.1 10.4 10.8 10.8
1981                        
Connecticut 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.3 6.5
Maine 7.7 7.5 7.4 7.3 7.1 7.0 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.4 7.6 7.8
Massachusetts 5.7 5.8 5.9 6.0 6.1 6.3 6.5 6.7 6.9 7.1 7.2 7.4
New Hampshire 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.1 5.3 5.5 5.7 6.0
Rhode Island 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.3 7.4 7.6 7.7 7.9 8.1 8.3 8.5 8.7
Vermont 5.9 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.9 6.1 6.2
New England 6.0 6.0 6.1 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.7 6.8 7.0 7.2
United States 7.5 7.4 7.4 7.2 7.5 7.5 7.2 7.4 7.6 7.9 8.3 8.5
1980                        
Connecticut 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.5 5.7 5.9 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.1
Maine 6.9 7.0 7.2 7.4 7.6 7.8 7.9 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.9 7.8
Massachusetts 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.9 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.7
New Hampshire 3.6 3.7 3.9 4.2 4.6 4.8 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.8
Rhode Island 6.8 6.9 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.5 7.4 7.3 7.2
Vermont 5.4 5.5 5.7 5.9 6.2 6.5 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.5 6.3 6.1
New England 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.8 5.9 6.1 6.1 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.0 6.0
United States 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.9 7.5 7.6 7.8 7.7 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.2
1979                        
Connecticut 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.1
Maine 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9
Massachusetts 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.7 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3
New Hampshire 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.5
Rhode Island 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.6 6.7
Vermont 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.2 5.3
New England 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3
United States 5.9 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.6 5.7 5.7 6.0 5.9 6.0 5.9 6.0
1978                        
Connecticut 5.7 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.1 5.1 5.2 5.2
Maine 7.0 6.7 6.5 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.4 6.4
Massachusetts 6.7 6.5 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
New Hampshire 4.4 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.3
Rhode Island 7.2 7.1 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.2 6.2
Vermont 6.1 6.0 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4
New England 6.3 6.1 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6
United States 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.1 6.0 5.9 6.2 5.9 6.0 5.8 5.9 6.0
1977                        
Connecticut 8.1 7.9 7.7 7.4 7.2 7.0 6.8 6.7 6.6 6.4 6.2 6.0
Maine 9.0 8.9 8.9 8.7 8.6 8.4 8.2 8.0 7.9 7.7 7.4 7.2
Massachusetts 8.6 8.5 8.3 8.2 8.0 7.9 7.8 7.6 7.4 7.2 7.0 6.8
New Hampshire 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.8 5.5 5.3 5.1 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.5
Rhode Island 8.6 8.5 8.4 8.4 8.3 8.1 8.0 7.9 7.8 7.6 7.5 7.4
Vermont 7.7 7.7 7.5 7.4 7.2 7.0 6.8 6.7 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.3
New England 8.3 8.2 8.0 7.8 7.7 7.5 7.4 7.2 7.1 6.9 6.7 6.5
United States 7.5 7.6 7.4 7.2 7.0 7.2 6.9 7.0 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.4
1976                        
Connecticut 10.0 9.9 9.8 9.7 9.6 9.5 9.3 9.2 9.0 8.7 8.5 8.3
Maine 8.9 8.8 8.7 8.6 8.6 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9
Massachusetts 10.7 10.5 10.3 10.1 9.9 9.6 9.4 9.2 9.1 8.9 8.8 8.7
New Hampshire 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3
Rhode Island 8.2 8.2 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.1 8.1 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.5
Vermont 8.8 8.8 8.7 8.7 8.6 8.5 8.3 8.2 8.0 7.9 7.8 7.8
New England 9.9 9.7 9.6 9.4 9.3 9.1 9.0 8.9 8.7 8.6 8.5 8.4
United States 7.9 7.7 7.6 7.7 7.4 7.6 7.8 7.8 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.8

 
Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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