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Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Job Growth

There were 101,700 jobs in Barnstable Town, Massachusetts in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 117,876 employed persons for the month. Barnstable Town lost 100 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 457 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Barnstable Town job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 101,700 -100 +18,300
CPS 117,876 +457 +22,553

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Barnstable Town 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 for Barnstable Town, Massachusetts

CES employment for Barnstable Town peaked in June 2019 at 107,900. Since then 6,200 jobs have been lost in Barnstable Town according to the employer survey. From a trough of 82,400 in April 2020, Barnstable Town has gained 19,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 129,431 for Barnstable Town in February 2004. 11,555 jobs have been lost in Barnstable Town since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 87,380, Barnstable Town has added 30,496 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 101,700 -100 117,876 457
April 2021 101,800 -200 117,419 593
March 2021 102,000 1,300 116,826 924
February 2021 100,700 1,600 115,902 1,047
January 2021 99,100 1,200 114,855 932
December 2020 97,900 -100 113,923 948
November 2020 98,000 900 112,975 1,340
October 2020 97,100 700 111,635 1,639
September 2020 96,400 7,500 109,996 5,307
August 2020 88,900 3,000 104,689 2,720
July 2020 85,900 1,400 101,969 3,849
June 2020 84,500 1,100 98,120 2,797