Department of Numbers

Massachusetts Job Growth

There were 3,563,500 jobs in Massachusetts in June 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,450,153 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts added 16,400 jobs in June 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,500 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Massachusetts job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey June 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,563,500 +16,400 +67,300
CPS 3,450,153 -1,500 +49,537

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 June 2016 for Massachusetts is at a new high of 3,563,500.

CPS employment in Massachusetts reached a maximum of 3,451,653 in May 2016. 1,500 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2016

Massachusetts Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2016 3,563,500 16,400 3,450,153 -1,500
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
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