Department of Numbers

Massachusetts Job Growth

There were 3,492,100 jobs in Massachusetts in July 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,444,374 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts added 7,200 jobs in July 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 21,356 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Massachusetts job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,492,100 +7,200 +69,300
CPS 3,444,374 -21,356 +85,658

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 July 2015 for Massachusetts is at a new high of 3,492,100.

CPS employment in Massachusetts reached a maximum of 3,471,505 in May 2015. 27,131 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2015

Massachusetts Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2015 3,492,100 7,200 3,444,374 -21,356
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
December 2014 3,445,900 9,100 3,395,202 5,926
November 2014 3,436,800 8,700 3,389,276 7,136
October 2014 3,428,100 2,500 3,382,140 7,814
September 2014 3,425,600 13,400 3,374,326 7,914
August 2014 3,412,200 -10,600 3,366,412 7,696