Notes on the Data

This online tools include the state ES-202 Employment and Wages database, which the state of Massachusetts features on the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development website. This data, as it is available to the public, only presents establishment-level employment numbers in pre-determined ranges.

Along with U.S. Department of Labor ES-202 data, the Massachusetts “Labor Market Information” data 


Employment and Wage (ES-202) data are derived from reports filed by all employers subject to unemployment compensation laws, both state and federal. Industry employment and payroll information is produced both quarterly and annually for the state, labor market areas, workforce development areas, cities and towns, and counties. NAICS based employment and wage data are available beginning with the first quarter of 2001. With the ES-202 data, one can obtain Employment and Wage data by area and industry.


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