Department of Numbers

California Job Growth

There were 16,489,000 jobs in California in July 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 18,114,084 employed persons for the month. California added 36,400 jobs in July 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 35,454 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is California job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 16,489,000 +36,400 +374,600
CPS 18,114,084 +35,454 +319,648

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 July 2016 for California is at a new high of 16,489,000.

CPS employment in California for July 2016 is at a new high of 18,114,084.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2016

California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2016 16,489,000 36,400 18,114,084 35,454
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
October 2015 16,197,300 27,400 17,851,470 16,836
September 2015 16,169,900 13,600 17,834,634 18,780
August 2015 16,156,300 41,900 17,815,854 21,418