Massachusetts Job Growth
There were 3,408,300 jobs in Massachusetts in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,477,684 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts added 14,100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 15,734 (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 February 2020 for Massachusetts at 3,733,400. Since then 325,100 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,041,500 in April 2020, Massachusetts has gained 366,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Massachusetts reached a maximum of 3,674,106 in October 2019. 196,422 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,851,481, Massachusetts has added 626,203 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Massachusetts Employment History