The labor force in Massachusetts was 3,738,156 in July 2017, up from 3,729,964 in June 2017, and up from 3,634,702 one year ago in July 2016. Employment was 3,575,198 in July 2017, up from 3,567,376 in June 2017, and up from 3,494,733 one year ago in July 2016.