Department of Numbers

Massachusetts Job Growth

There were 3,477,800 jobs in Massachusetts in May 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,471,459 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts added 7,400 jobs in May 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 6,532 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Massachusetts job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,477,800 +7,400 +70,600
CPS 3,471,459 +6,532 +126,826

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 2015 for Massachusetts is at a new high of 3,477,800.

CPS employment in Massachusetts for May 2015 is at a new high of 3,471,459.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2015

Massachusetts Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2015 3,477,800 7,400 3,471,459 6,532
April 2015 3,470,400 11,200 3,464,927 16,163
March 2015 3,459,200 12,000 3,448,764 18,233
February 2015 3,447,200 400 3,430,531 21,119
January 2015 3,446,800 900 3,409,412 14,210
December 2014 3,445,900 9,100 3,395,202 5,926
November 2014 3,436,800 8,700 3,389,276 7,136
October 2014 3,428,100 2,500 3,382,140 7,814
September 2014 3,425,600 13,400 3,374,326 7,914
August 2014 3,412,200 -10,600 3,366,412 7,696
July 2014 3,422,800 9,400 3,358,716 7,230
June 2014 3,413,400 6,200 3,351,486 6,853