Massachusetts Job Growth
There were 3,503,500 jobs in Massachusetts in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,524,027 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts added 2,600 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,878 (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 3,733,400. Since then 229,900 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,041,500 in April 2020, Massachusetts has gained 462,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Massachusetts reached a maximum of 3,674,106 in October 2019. 150,079 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,851,481, Massachusetts has added 672,546 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Massachusetts Employment History