Department of Numbers

Massachusetts Job Growth

There were 3,599,400 jobs in Massachusetts in January 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,485,851 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts added 13,000 jobs in January 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 12,429 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Massachusetts job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey January 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,599,400 +13,000 +65,100
CPS 3,485,851 +12,429 +55,675

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 January 2017 for Massachusetts is at a new high of 3,599,400.

CPS employment in Massachusetts for January 2017 is at a new high of 3,485,851.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2017

Massachusetts Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2017 3,599,400 13,000 3,485,851 12,429
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
May 2016 3,549,600 -1,500 3,449,432 4,643
April 2016 3,551,100 -4,800 3,444,789 4,508
March 2016 3,555,900 10,000 3,440,281 4,770
February 2016 3,545,900 11,600 3,435,511 5,335