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Job Vacancy Survey-Second Quarter 2013

During the Second Quarter of 2013, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) conducted a Job Vacancy survey of 15,000 private employers in Massachusetts. The results of the Job Vacancy Survey provide useful information on understanding demand levels by occupation, industry, and regions in the Commonwealth. Employers were asked a number of questions related to job vacancies at their establishments including the number and types of positions open for immediate hire, the work experience required for those positions, the educational requirements for those positions, and whether those positions are full-time, permanent or temporary.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The results of the second quarter 2013 survey can be compared to the second quarter of 2012. Job Vacancy Survey data prior to 2012 are not comparable. The 2013 Job Vacancy Survey estimates are coded to the full 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) coding structure. For some occupations, the changes in the SOC codes are not comparable to the SOC codes used in 2012. Please refer to the following link regarding changes to the 2010 SOC coding structure:

For questions regarding the 2013 Job Vacancy Survey, please email


The survey results are provided through a series of tables, which can be downloaded in Excel spreadsheets. The data tables can be accessed below. Please review the definitions of the data terms and descriptions to better understand the results of the survey. A link to the data descriptions is provided below.

State Level Vacancies:

Survey findings are available at the state level by occupation or industry type.
Access Statewide Job Vacancies by Occupation
Access Statewide Job Vacancies by Industry

Spring 2013 Job Vacancy Data Descriptions

Regional Job Vacancies:

Survey findings are broken down by seven regions at the occupational group level (2 digit Standard Occupational Classification system code) and the more detailed levels (6 digit Standard Occupational Classification system code). A link for an Excel file with detailed information can be found on each summary page.

Access map for cities and towns in the Job Vacancy Survey Areas.

Access 2012 JVS Data

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