Department of Numbers

Massachusetts Job Growth

There were 3,640,900 jobs in Massachusetts in March 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,554,913 employed persons for the month. Massachusetts added 4,700 jobs in March 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 12,992 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Massachusetts job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,640,900 +4,700 +41,800
CPS 3,554,913 +12,992 +40,970

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 in March 2018 for Massachusetts is at a new high of 3,640,900.

CPS employment in Massachusetts for March 2018 is at a new high of 3,554,913.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2018

Massachusetts Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2018 3,640,900 4,700 3,554,913 12,992
February 2018 3,636,200 13,500 3,541,921 9,485
January 2018 3,622,700 -5,900 3,532,436 4,023
December 2017 3,628,600 2,600 3,528,413 -356
November 2017 3,626,000 6,900 3,528,769 -457
October 2017 3,619,100 5,100 3,529,226 655
September 2017 3,614,000 -3,000 3,528,571 1,576
August 2017 3,617,000 3,700 3,526,995 1,757
July 2017 3,613,300 1,000 3,525,238 2,513
June 2017 3,612,300 16,300 3,522,725 2,613
May 2017 3,596,000 -1,700 3,520,112 2,945
April 2017 3,597,700 -1,400 3,517,167 3,224