Massachusetts Job Growth
There were 3,649,400 jobs in Massachusetts in December 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,518,905 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts lost 300 jobs in December 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,945 (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 November 2017 for Massachusetts at 3,649,700. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts according to the employer survey.
CPS employment in Massachusetts reached a maximum of 3,555,831 in May 2017. 36,926 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts since then according to the household survey. From a November 2017 low of 3,516,960, Massachusetts has added 1,945 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Massachusetts Employment History