Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, Massachusetts Job Growth
There were 2,619,000 jobs in Boston, Massachusetts in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,601,059 employed persons for the month. Boston added 3,300 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 7,934 (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 2,847,800. Since then 228,800 jobs have been lost in Boston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,331,900 in April 2020, Boston has gained 287,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,741,699 for Boston in November 2019. 140,640 jobs have been lost in Boston since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,130,406, Boston has added 470,653 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Boston, Massachusetts Employment History