Department of Numbers

California Job Growth

There were 16,320,100 jobs in California in December 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 17,900,432 employed persons for the month. California added 60,400 jobs in December 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 9,753 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is California job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 16,320,100 +60,400 +459,400
CPS 17,900,432 -9,753 +334,151

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 2015 for California is at a new high of 16,320,100.

CPS employment in California reached a maximum of 17,910,185 in November 2015. 9,753 jobs have been lost in California since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2015

California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2015 16,320,100 60,400 17,900,432 -9,753
November 2015 16,259,700 7,200 17,910,185 10,953
October 2015 16,252,500 40,600 17,899,232 15,872
September 2015 16,211,900 21,100 17,883,360 11,629
August 2015 16,190,800 41,900 17,871,731 11,807
July 2015 16,148,900 80,500 17,859,924 12,816
June 2015 16,068,400 22,300 17,847,108 34,295
May 2015 16,046,100 46,200 17,812,813 58,487
April 2015 15,999,900 17,200 17,754,326 42,242
March 2015 15,982,700 40,500 17,712,084 44,392
February 2015 15,942,200 22,400 17,667,692 47,392
January 2015 15,919,800 59,100 17,620,300 54,019