Department of Numbers

California Job Growth

There were 16,606,599 jobs in California in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 18,376,599 employed persons for the month. California added 3,699 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 39,543 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is California job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 16,606,599 +3,699 +332,499
CPS 18,376,599 -39,543 +498,974

California Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for California as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in California

CES employment in December 2016 for California is at a new high of 16,606,599.

CPS employment in California reached a maximum of 18,416,142 in November 2016. 39,543 jobs have been lost in California since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 16,606,599 3,699 18,376,599 -39,543
November 2016 16,602,900 12,900 18,416,142 46,521
October 2016 16,590,000 34,400 18,369,621 91,831
September 2016 16,555,599 36,000 18,277,790 107,920
August 2016 16,519,599 48,399 18,169,870 56,879
July 2016 16,471,200 18,600 18,112,991 34,361
June 2016 16,452,599 33,199 18,078,630 -3,094
May 2016 16,419,400 27,500 18,081,724 9,998
April 2016 16,391,900 70,000 18,071,726 33,262
March 2016 16,321,900 5,100 18,038,464 46,690
February 2016 16,316,800 46,700 17,991,774 62,038
January 2016 16,270,100 -4,000 17,929,736 52,111