Department of Numbers

Massachusetts Job Growth

There were 3,457,700 jobs in Massachusetts in March 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,448,783 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts added 10,500 jobs in March 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 18,252 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Massachusetts job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,457,700 +10,500 +60,200
CPS 3,448,783 +18,252 +118,328

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 March 2015 for Massachusetts is at a new high of 3,457,700.

CPS employment in Massachusetts for March 2015 is at a new high of 3,448,783.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2015

Massachusetts Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2015 3,457,700 10,500 3,448,783 18,252
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
July 2014 3,422,800 9,400 3,358,716 7,230
June 2014 3,413,400 6,200 3,351,486 6,853
May 2014 3,407,200 4,000 3,344,633 6,746
April 2014 3,403,200 5,700 3,337,887 7,432