Department of Numbers

California Job Growth

There were 16,320,900 jobs in California in March 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 18,038,064 employed persons for the month. California added 4,100 jobs in March 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 46,290 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is California job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 16,320,900 +4,100 +420,800
CPS 18,038,064 +46,290 +350,144

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 March 2016 for California is at a new high of 16,320,900.

CPS employment in California for March 2016 is at a new high of 18,038,064.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2016

California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2016 16,320,900 4,100 18,038,064 46,290
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
July 2015 16,114,400 115,800 17,794,436 24,154
June 2015 15,998,600 31,800 17,770,282 26,483
May 2015 15,966,800 35,500 17,743,799 28,001
April 2015 15,931,300 31,200 17,715,798 27,878