Department of Numbers

Massachusetts Job Growth

There were 3,728,100 jobs in Massachusetts in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,607,232 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts added 17,300 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 7,270 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Massachusetts job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,728,100 +17,300 +144,200
CPS 3,607,232 -7,270 +31,717

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 3,740,100. Since then 12,000 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,051,000 in April 2020, Massachusetts has gained 677,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Massachusetts reached a maximum of 3,721,038 in June 2019. 113,806 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,880,659, Massachusetts has added 726,573 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Massachusetts Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 3,728,100 17,300 3,607,232 -7,270
October 2022 3,710,800 10,000 3,614,502 -6,123
September 2022 3,700,800 22,900 3,620,625 -7,592
August 2022 3,677,900 800 3,628,217 -6,365
July 2022 3,677,100 10,500 3,634,582 737
June 2022 3,666,600 5,800 3,633,845 4,405
May 2022 3,660,800 400 3,629,440 7,761
April 2022 3,660,400 8,800 3,621,679 7,014
March 2022 3,651,600 21,500 3,614,665 18,010
February 2022 3,630,100 22,300 3,596,655 10,030
January 2022 3,607,800 9,400 3,586,625 9,328
December 2021 3,598,400 14,500 3,577,297 1,782