Department of Numbers

California Job Growth

There were 16,586,800 jobs in California in October 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 18,368,703 employed persons for the month. California added 31,200 jobs in October 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 90,913 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is California job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 16,586,800 +31,200 +389,500
CPS 18,368,703 +90,913 +517,233

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 October 2016 for California is at a new high of 16,586,800.

CPS employment in California for October 2016 is at a new high of 18,368,703.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2016

California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2016 16,586,800 31,200 18,368,703 90,913
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
December 2015 16,274,100 47,700 17,877,625 11,639
November 2015 16,226,400 29,100 17,865,986 14,516