Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, Massachusetts Job Growth
There were 2,335,500 jobs in Boston, Massachusetts in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,130,208 employed persons for the month. Boston lost 463,400 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 598,472 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Boston job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Boston, Massachusetts Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Boston 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 Boston, Massachusetts
CES employment for Boston peaked in February 2020 at 2,827,600. Since then 492,100 jobs have been lost in Boston according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,776,599 for Boston in December 2019. 646,391 jobs have been lost in Boston since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Boston, Massachusetts Employment History