Massachusetts Economic Data

Cost of Bad Lending in Massachusetts: Center for Responsible Lending

A snapshot of the cost of foreclosures, overdraft fees, overcharges on auto-loans, and more in Massachusetts.

Assets & Opportunity Scorecard for Massachusetts: Corporation for Enterprise Development

See how Massachusetts ranks against other states in asset building programs, asset protection, and wealth distribution. CFED will release the updated score card in January 2012, for now you can access the 2009-2010 version here.

Tracking the Cost of Living in Massachusetts: Crittenton Women's Union

See the real cost of financial independence in any city of town in Massachusetts as tracked by Boston's Crittenton Women's Union.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston: New England Economic Indicators

A quarterly publication of the New England Public Policy Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. It provides current and historical economic data for the six states in the first Federal Reserve District (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont), large metropolitan areas in the region, New England as a whole, and the United States.

Unemployment Rates

Personal Savings Rate (US)

  • Mass: 6.5% as of 04/01/2012

  • US: 8.2% as of 03/01/2012

Source: Mass Dept Workforce Dev, US Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • 4.1% as of 9/01/2011

  • 3.7% in February, 2012

Source: US Commerce Dept, Bureau of Economic Analysis