Department of Numbers

Massachusetts Job Growth

There were 3,551,000 jobs in Massachusetts in April 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,444,620 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts added 13,900 jobs in April 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 18,980 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Massachusetts job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey April 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,551,000 +13,900 +73,500
CPS 3,444,620 +18,980 +40,419

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 April 2016 for Massachusetts is at a new high of 3,551,000.

CPS employment in Massachusetts for April 2016 is at a new high of 3,444,620.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2016

Massachusetts Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2016 3,551,000 13,900 3,444,620 18,980
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
October 2015 3,505,300 4,400 3,390,761 -2,412
September 2015 3,500,900 -7,400 3,393,173 -2,600
August 2015 3,508,300 1,800 3,395,773 -2,531
July 2015 3,506,500 10,300 3,398,304 -2,312
June 2015 3,496,200 3,700 3,400,616 -2,009
May 2015 3,492,500 15,000 3,402,625 -1,576