Department of Numbers

Massachusetts Job Growth

There were 3,678,900 jobs in Massachusetts in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,723,206 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts lost 3,500 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 2,085 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Massachusetts job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,678,900 -3,500 +37,300
CPS 3,723,206 -2,085 +34,447

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 June 2019 for Massachusetts at 3,682,400. Since then 3,500 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Massachusetts reached a maximum of 3,729,697 in March 2019. 6,491 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Massachusetts Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 3,678,900 -3,500 3,723,206 -2,085
June 2019 3,682,400 9,800 3,725,291 -1,661
May 2019 3,672,600 1,700 3,726,952 -1,171
April 2019 3,670,900 400 3,728,123 -1,574
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