Department of Numbers

Massachusetts Job Growth

There were 3,607,900 jobs in Massachusetts in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,555,988 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts added 2,900 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 4,930 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Massachusetts job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,607,900 +2,900 +58,300
CPS 3,555,988 +4,930 +106,556

Massachusetts Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Massachusetts as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Massachusetts

CES employment in May 2017 for Massachusetts is at a new high of 3,607,900.

CPS employment in Massachusetts for May 2017 is at a new high of 3,555,988.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Massachusetts Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 3,607,900 2,900 3,555,988 4,930
April 2017 3,605,000 -800 3,551,058 21,141
March 2017 3,605,800 1,100 3,529,917 26,575
February 2017 3,604,700 11,200 3,503,342 17,837
January 2017 3,593,500 7,100 3,485,505 12,083
December 2016 3,586,400 3,000 3,473,422 1,179
November 2016 3,583,400 8,900 3,472,243 2,093
October 2016 3,574,500 -900 3,470,150 2,775
September 2016 3,575,400 1,600 3,467,375 3,718
August 2016 3,573,800 1,300 3,463,657 4,518
July 2016 3,572,500 21,400 3,459,139 4,849
June 2016 3,551,100 1,500 3,454,290 4,858