Regional Benchmarks


Employment Trends

What it means

Despite a brief dip in employment during the recession of the early 1990s, the number of jobs located on Cape Cod has increased at a faster rate than in the US and Massachusetts, growing by over 30 percent during the past two decades. Employment peaked at 93,198 in 2004 with a period of decline starting in 2008 due to the recession. The latest estimates show that employment levels have surpassed the 2004 peak with 97,631 in 2019, resembling the pattern followed by the state and the nation.