Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, Massachusetts Job Growth
There were 2,860,800 jobs in Boston, Massachusetts in September 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,707,486 employed persons for the month. Boston added 1,400 jobs in September 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,205 (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 in September 2023 is at a new high of 2,860,800.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,782,674 for Boston in October 2019. 75,188 jobs have been lost in Boston since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,179,237, Boston has added 528,249 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Boston, Massachusetts Employment History