Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, Massachusetts Job Growth
There were 2,706,800 jobs in Boston, Massachusetts in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,574,034 employed persons for the month. Boston added 5,800 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,588 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Boston job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Boston, Massachusetts Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Boston 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 for Boston, Massachusetts
CES employment for Boston peaked in August 2016 at 2,710,300. Since then 3,500 jobs have been lost in Boston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,701,000 in October 2016, Boston has gained 5,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,583,821 for Boston in September 2016. 9,787 jobs have been lost in Boston since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Boston, Massachusetts Employment History