Department of Numbers

Massachusetts Job Growth

There were 3,683,500 jobs in Massachusetts in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,698,804 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts added 4,400 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 12,551 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Massachusetts job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,683,500 +4,400 +64,400
CPS 3,698,804 +12,551 +169,578

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 August 2018 for Massachusetts at 3,683,600. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,679,100 in September 2018, Massachusetts has gained 4,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Massachusetts for October 2018 is at a new high of 3,698,804.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Massachusetts Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 3,683,500 4,400 3,698,804 12,551
September 2018 3,679,100 -4,500 3,686,253 17,486
August 2018 3,683,600 4,600 3,668,767 18,740
July 2018 3,679,000 3,700 3,650,027 24,564
June 2018 3,675,300 21,200 3,625,463 24,336
May 2018 3,654,100 8,200 3,601,127 26,474
April 2018 3,645,900 6,700 3,574,653 19,730
March 2018 3,639,200 3,000 3,554,923 13,002
February 2018 3,636,200 13,500 3,541,921 9,485
January 2018 3,622,700 -5,900 3,532,436 4,023
December 2017 3,628,600 2,600 3,528,413 -356
November 2017 3,626,000 6,900 3,528,769 -457