Department of Numbers

Massachusetts Job Growth

There were 3,651,100 jobs in Massachusetts in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,614,679 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts added 21,000 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 18,024 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Massachusetts job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,651,100 +21,000 +186,400
CPS 3,614,679 +18,024 +117,969

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 3,740,100. Since then 89,000 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,051,000 in April 2020, Massachusetts has gained 600,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Massachusetts reached a maximum of 3,721,038 in June 2019. 106,359 jobs have been lost in Massachusetts since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,880,659, Massachusetts has added 734,020 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Massachusetts Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 3,651,100 21,000 3,614,679 18,024
February 2022 3,630,100 22,300 3,596,655 10,030
January 2022 3,607,800 9,400 3,586,625 9,328
December 2021 3,598,400 14,500 3,577,297 1,782
November 2021 3,583,900 14,600 3,575,515 4,117
October 2021 3,569,300 29,300 3,571,398 8,829
September 2021 3,540,000 -17,100 3,562,569 9,321
August 2021 3,557,100 11,500 3,553,248 8,665
July 2021 3,545,600 46,100 3,544,583 9,336
June 2021 3,499,500 10,200 3,535,247 10,429
May 2021 3,489,300 5,600 3,524,818 13,346
April 2021 3,483,700 19,000 3,511,472 14,762