Massachusetts Job Growth
There were 3,448,100 jobs in Massachusetts in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,518,579 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts added 9,200 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 13,743 (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 285,300 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,041,500 in April 2020, Massachusetts has gained 406,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Massachusetts reached a maximum of 3,674,106 in October 2019. 155,527 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 667,098 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Massachusetts Employment History