Department of Numbers

Massachusetts Job Growth

There were 3,519,700 jobs in Massachusetts in December 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,390,501 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts added 7,100 jobs in December 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 635 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Massachusetts job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,519,700 +7,100 +73,800
CPS 3,390,501 -635 -4,701

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 December 2015 for Massachusetts is at a new high of 3,519,700.

CPS employment in Massachusetts reached a maximum of 3,471,505 in May 2015. 81,004 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2015

Massachusetts Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2015 3,519,700 7,100 3,390,501 -635
November 2015 3,512,600 4,900 3,391,136 -5,498
October 2015 3,507,700 10,000 3,396,634 -9,869
September 2015 3,497,700 -2,200 3,406,503 -17,501
August 2015 3,499,900 4,700 3,424,004 -20,579
July 2015 3,495,200 10,300 3,444,583 -21,147
June 2015 3,484,900 9,300 3,465,730 -5,775
May 2015 3,475,600 5,200 3,471,505 6,578
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