Massachusetts Job Growth
There were 3,782,700 jobs in Massachusetts in October 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,618,880 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts lost 800 jobs in October 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 543 (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 August 2023 for Massachusetts at 3,786,100. Since then 3,400 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts according to the employer survey.
CPS employment in Massachusetts reached a maximum of 3,731,035 in July 2019. 112,155 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,889,467, Massachusetts has added 729,413 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Massachusetts Employment History