Department of Numbers

Massachusetts Job Growth

There were 3,674,600 jobs in Massachusetts in April 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,728,082 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts added 4,100 jobs in April 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,615 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Massachusetts job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,674,600 +4,100 +37,100
CPS 3,728,082 -1,615 +73,152

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 April 2019 for Massachusetts is at a new high of 3,674,600.

CPS employment in Massachusetts reached a maximum of 3,729,697 in March 2019. 1,615 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2019

Massachusetts Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2019 3,674,600 4,100 3,728,082 -1,615
March 2019 3,670,500 1,300 3,729,697 1,542
February 2019 3,669,200 6,800 3,728,155 6,111
January 2019 3,662,400 13,200 3,722,044 8,516
December 2018 3,649,200 -1,000 3,713,528 -975
November 2018 3,650,200 7,300 3,714,503 451
October 2018 3,642,900 -3,200 3,714,052 6,412
September 2018 3,646,100 3,700 3,707,640 8,891
August 2018 3,642,400 800 3,698,749 9,990
July 2018 3,641,600 -5,300 3,688,759 10,989
June 2018 3,646,900 6,300 3,677,770 10,845
May 2018 3,640,600 3,100 3,666,925 11,995