Massachusetts sees 3,706,500 non-farm payroll employees in August


Massachusetts reported the number of employees on non-farm payrolls for the month of August was 3,706,500, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report which was released in October.

Statistics were compiled from reports from the civilian labor force and unemployment data, both of which heavily relied on household surveys. The data is not seasonally adjusted.

Employment data is gleaned from an establishment survey that measures non-farm employment, hours and earnings by industry. The data is also based on payroll jobs and such factors as where the establishments are located.

Massachusetts Employees on Non-Farm Payrolls by Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Metropolitan Statistical Area
August 2019 (In thousands)
July 2019 (In thousands)
Percent Change by Month
Barnstable Town
121.5
123.1
-1.3
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua
2810.5
2819.3
-0.3
Leominster-Gardner
54.9
55
-0.2
New Bedford
67.3
67.7
-0.6
Pittsfield
43.1
43.1
0
Springfield
341.5
343.1
-0.5
Worcester
284.8
284.1
0.2
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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