Massachusetts Job Growth
There were 3,338,900 jobs in Massachusetts in October 2013 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,237,741 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts added 9,100 jobs in October 2013 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 7,220 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Massachusetts job growth compared to other states.
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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 peaked in February 2001 for Massachusetts at 3,385,000. Since then 46,100 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,161,300 in October 2009, Massachusetts has gained 177,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Massachusetts reached a maximum of 3,297,978 in February 2001. 60,237 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 3,161,764, Massachusetts has added 75,977 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Massachusetts Employment History