Massachusetts Job Growth
There were 3,312,000 jobs in Massachusetts in April 2013 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,250,302 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts lost 1,400 jobs in April 2013 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,923 (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 73,000 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,161,300 in October 2009, Massachusetts has gained 150,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Massachusetts reached a maximum of 3,297,978 in February 2001. 47,676 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 88,538 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Massachusetts Employment History