Department of Numbers

Massachusetts Job Growth

There were 3,576,700 jobs in Massachusetts in October 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,491,527 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts lost 5,500 jobs in October 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 9,573 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Massachusetts job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,576,700 -5,500 +71,400
CPS 3,491,527 +9,573 +100,766

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 peaked in September 2016 for Massachusetts at 3,582,200. Since then 5,500 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Massachusetts for October 2016 is at a new high of 3,491,527.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2016

Massachusetts Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2016 3,576,700 -5,500 3,491,527 9,573
September 2016 3,582,200 8,100 3,481,954 13,108
August 2016 3,574,100 3,600 3,468,846 10,343
July 2016 3,570,500 5,800 3,458,503 8,236
June 2016 3,564,700 17,600 3,450,267 -1,386
May 2016 3,547,100 -5,200 3,451,653 7,093
April 2016 3,552,300 15,200 3,444,560 18,920
March 2016 3,537,100 6,600 3,425,640 14,589
February 2016 3,530,500 13,900 3,411,051 14,254
January 2016 3,516,600 1,200 3,396,797 9,707
December 2015 3,515,400 2,900 3,387,090 -1,588
November 2015 3,512,500 7,200 3,388,678 -2,083