Department of Numbers

California Job Growth

There were 15,539,600 jobs in California in August 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 17,223,745 employed persons for the month. California added 44,200 jobs in August 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 15,346 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is California job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 15,539,600 +44,200 +313,900
CPS 17,223,745 +15,346 +291,761

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 August 2014 for California is at a new high of 15,539,600.

CPS employment in California reached a maximum of 17,239,995 in June 2014. 16,250 jobs have been lost in California since then according to the household survey. From a July 2014 low of 17,208,399, California has added 15,346 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2014

California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2014 15,539,600 44,200 17,223,745 15,346
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
December 2013 15,323,600 17,200 17,017,822 24,637
November 2013 15,306,400 58,300 16,993,185 23,133
October 2013 15,248,100 14,600 16,970,052 22,327
September 2013 15,233,500 7,800 16,947,725 15,741
August 2013 15,225,700 56,800 16,931,984 6,200