Department of Numbers

Massachusetts Job Growth

There were 3,710,200 jobs in Massachusetts in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,729,911 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts added 11,800 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,278 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Massachusetts job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,710,200 +11,800 +33,400
CPS 3,729,911 +2,278 +39,354

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 January 2020 for Massachusetts is at a new high of 3,710,200.

CPS employment in Massachusetts for January 2020 is at a new high of 3,729,911.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Massachusetts Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 3,710,200 11,800 3,729,911 2,278
December 2019 3,698,400 -2,700 3,727,633 -977
November 2019 3,701,100 8,000 3,728,610 342
October 2019 3,693,100 -700 3,728,268 5,881
September 2019 3,693,800 -3,600 3,722,387 8,619
August 2019 3,697,400 1,000 3,713,768 9,380
July 2019 3,696,400 5,800 3,704,388 8,717
June 2019 3,690,600 4,900 3,695,671 5,573
May 2019 3,685,700 1,900 3,690,098 2,756
April 2019 3,683,800 -2,900 3,687,342 135
March 2019 3,686,700 100 3,687,207 -1,618
February 2019 3,686,600 9,800 3,688,825 -1,732