Current Employment Statistics (CES-790)

A monthly survey of more than 8,000 employers provides estimates of employment by industry for the state and for seven Metropolitan New England City and Town Statistical Areas (NECTA). The Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA includes six Metropolitan Statistical Divisions in which employment estimates are produced for Massachusetts. Statewide hours and earnings data are published for selected industries within the manufacturing super sector. The Current Employment Statistics program data is based on the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS).

NOTE TO DATA USERS, as of March 6, 2014:

The Current Employment Statistics Statewide and area data series have been revised to reflect annual benchmark revisions and seasonal adjustments for 1990 to 2013. CES jobs estimates now include jobs in Health Care that cover services to the elderly and disabled persons that were not previously in this series. The changes begin in January 1999.
Seasonally adjusted total jobs data for selected areas are available.

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2013 CES benchmark revisions
1990-2013BM Statewide Adjusted EXCEL
1990-2013BM Statewide Unadjusted EXCEL
2011-2013BM Area EXCEL
2001-2010BM Area EXCEL
1990-2000BM Area EXCEL
1990-2013BM Area Adjusted EXCEL

All Employee Hours and Earnings (AEPP)

All Employee Hours and Earnings Payroll series are now available for the private sector. The statewide and metropolitan statistical area series provide estimates for average weekly hours, average weekly earnings and average hourly earnings.

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Employment and Wages by Industry and Area (ES-202)

Quarterly data is derived from more than 150,000 Massachusetts employers subject to unemployment compensation laws. Industry employment and payroll information is produced both quarterly and annually for the state, New England City and Town Statistical Areas, labor market areas, workforce investment areas, counties, cities and towns. Annual files contain more up-to-date data than previously released quarterly files. NAICS based employment and wage data are available beginning with the first quarter of 2001.

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Establishments and Employment by Size

Business Employment Dynamics (BED)

Business Employment Dynamics data track the expansion and contraction of employment for private businesses. Over the quarter changes in gross job gains (expansions and openings) and gross job losses (reductions and closures), and the net change in employment at the establishment level are available through this new series.

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