Massachusetts Job Growth
There were 3,363,200 jobs in Massachusetts in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,337,233 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts added 12,200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 17,982 (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 3,712,600. Since then 349,400 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,022,100 in April 2020, Massachusetts has gained 341,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Massachusetts reached a maximum of 3,729,899 in January 2020. 392,666 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,853,941, Massachusetts has added 483,292 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Massachusetts Employment History