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Not in Labor Force: Discouraged Workers for Massachusetts (DISCWORKMA)

Observation:

Q3 2017: 9,300  
Updated: Oct 31, 2017

Units:

Persons, 4-Quarter Moving Average,
Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:

Quarterly
1Y | 5Y | 10Y | Max
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(a) Not in Labor Force: Discouraged Workers for Massachusetts, Persons, 4-Quarter Moving Average, Not Seasonally Adjusted (DISCWORKMA)
The BLS defines discouraged workers as persons who are not in the labor force, want and are available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They are not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the prior 4 weeks, for the specific reason that they believed no jobs were available to them.

Not in Labor Force: Discouraged Workers for Massachusetts

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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  

Release: Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization for States  

Units:  Persons, 4-Quarter Moving Average, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Quarterly

Notes:

The BLS defines discouraged workers as persons who are not in the labor force, want and are available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They are not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the prior 4 weeks, for the specific reason that they believed no jobs were available to them.

Suggested Citation:

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Not in Labor Force: Discouraged Workers for Massachusetts [DISCWORKMA], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/DISCWORKMA, December 12, 2017.

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