Department of Numbers

California Job Growth

There were 16,647,599 jobs in California in January 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 18,175,968 employed persons for the month. California added 9,699 jobs in January 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 10,543 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is California job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey January 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 16,647,599 +9,699 +330,399
CPS 18,175,968 +10,543 +267,139

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 January 2017 for California is at a new high of 16,647,599.

CPS employment in California for January 2017 is at a new high of 18,175,968.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2017

California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2017 16,647,599 9,699 18,175,968 10,543
December 2016 16,637,900 4,800 18,165,425 7,727
November 2016 16,633,099 29,599 18,157,698 12,993
October 2016 16,603,500 53,300 18,144,705 18,354
September 2016 16,550,200 37,500 18,126,351 24,534
August 2016 16,512,700 5,000 18,101,817 30,189
July 2016 16,507,700 65,799 18,071,628 32,660
June 2016 16,441,900 -13,000 18,038,968 30,732
May 2016 16,454,900 10,400 18,008,236 26,150
April 2016 16,444,500 96,900 17,982,086 22,768
March 2016 16,347,600 -12,700 17,959,318 23,323
February 2016 16,360,300 43,100 17,935,995 27,166