Department of Numbers

Massachusetts Job Growth

There were 3,396,400 jobs in Massachusetts in March 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,285,839 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts added 8,100 jobs in March 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 19,246 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Massachusetts job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,396,400 +8,100 +50,400
CPS 3,285,839 +19,246 +44,331

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 March 2014 for Massachusetts is at a new high of 3,396,400.

CPS employment in Massachusetts reached a maximum of 3,297,978 in February 2001. 12,139 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 3,161,671, Massachusetts has added 124,168 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2014

Massachusetts Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2014 3,396,400 8,100 3,285,839 19,246
February 2014 3,388,300 5,500 3,266,593 18,271
January 2014 3,382,800 -3,900 3,248,322 11,532
December 2013 3,386,700 7,800 3,236,790 1,592
November 2013 3,378,900 6,900 3,235,198 958
October 2013 3,372,000 11,100 3,234,240 611
September 2013 3,360,900 0 3,233,629 -351
August 2013 3,360,900 6,100 3,233,980 -1,748
July 2013 3,354,800 -5,800 3,235,728 -2,873
June 2013 3,360,600 5,700 3,238,601 -2,488
May 2013 3,354,900 5,200 3,241,089 -973
April 2013 3,349,700 3,700 3,242,062 554
March 2013 3,346,000 7,000 3,241,508 749