Department of Numbers

California Job Growth

There were 15,365,500 jobs in California in March 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 17,155,846 employed persons for the month. California added 11,800 jobs in March 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 43,316 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is California job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 15,365,500 +11,800 +325,100
CPS 17,155,846 +43,316 +251,860

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 peaked in July 2007 for California at 15,449,800. Since then 84,300 jobs have been lost in California according to the employer survey. From a trough of 14,121,000 in February 2010, California has gained 1,244,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in California for March 2014 is at a new high of 17,155,846.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2014

California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2014 15,365,500 11,800 17,155,846 43,316
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
July 2013 15,168,900 52,500 16,925,784 -2,333
June 2013 15,116,400 8,600 16,928,117 -1,807
May 2013 15,107,800 23,400 16,929,924 6,963
April 2013 15,084,400 44,000 16,922,961 18,975
March 2013 15,040,400 26,600 16,903,986 24,796