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Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, Massachusetts Job Growth

There were 2,753,600 jobs in Boston, Massachusetts in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,643,852 employed persons for the month. Boston added 9,100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 23,054 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Boston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,753,600 +9,100 +27,200
CPS 2,643,852 +23,054 +42,213

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 in February 2018 is at a new high of 2,753,600.

CPS employment in February 2018 for Boston is at a new high of 2,643,852.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Boston, Massachusetts Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 2,753,600 9,100 2,643,852 23,054
January 2018 2,744,500 -4,300 2,620,798 19,217
December 2017 2,748,800 0 2,601,581 8,003
November 2017 2,748,800 3,300 2,593,578 -11,548
October 2017 2,745,500 2,800 2,605,126 -18,540
September 2017 2,742,700 -300 2,623,666 630
August 2017 2,743,000 600 2,623,036 -1,661
July 2017 2,742,400 3,300 2,624,697 51
June 2017 2,739,100 10,000 2,624,646 -4,970
May 2017 2,729,100 -1,000 2,629,616 -1,909
April 2017 2,730,100 1,500 2,631,525 10,549
March 2017 2,728,600 2,200 2,620,976 19,337