Department of Numbers

California Job Growth

There were 15,643,900 jobs in California in December 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 17,507,160 employed persons for the month. California added 700 jobs in December 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 40,004 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is California job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 15,643,900 +700 +320,300
CPS 17,507,160 +40,004 +489,338

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 2014 for California is at a new high of 15,643,900.

CPS employment in California for December 2014 is at a new high of 17,507,160.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2014

California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2014 15,643,900 700 17,507,160 40,004
November 2014 15,643,200 82,800 17,467,156 70,854
October 2014 15,560,400 34,300 17,396,302 89,655
September 2014 15,526,100 -14,200 17,306,647 83,156
August 2014 15,540,300 44,900 17,223,491 15,092
July 2014 15,495,400 31,500 17,208,399 -31,596
June 2014 15,463,900 15,300 17,239,995 4,632
May 2014 15,448,600 18,900 17,235,363 40,041
April 2014 15,429,700 61,200 17,195,322 39,724
March 2014 15,368,500 14,800 17,155,598 43,068
February 2014 15,353,700 62,100 17,112,530 44,495
January 2014 15,291,600 -32,000 17,068,035 50,213