Department of Numbers

California Job Growth

There were 16,012,200 jobs in California in April 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 17,754,658 employed persons for the month. California added 29,500 jobs in April 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 42,574 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is California job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey April 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 16,012,200 +29,500 +457,300
CPS 17,754,658 +42,574 +464,155

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 April 2015 for California is at a new high of 16,012,200.

CPS employment in California for April 2015 is at a new high of 17,754,658.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2015

California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2015 16,012,200 29,500 17,754,658 42,574
March 2015 15,982,700 40,500 17,712,084 44,392
February 2015 15,942,200 22,400 17,667,692 47,392
January 2015 15,919,800 59,100 17,620,300 54,019
December 2014 15,860,700 19,800 17,566,281 20,901
November 2014 15,840,900 50,800 17,545,380 27,767
October 2014 15,790,100 35,400 17,517,613 33,260
September 2014 15,754,700 39,600 17,484,353 37,527
August 2014 15,715,100 60,300 17,446,826 40,416
July 2014 15,654,800 47,600 17,406,410 41,043
June 2014 15,607,200 18,800 17,365,367 39,302
May 2014 15,588,400 33,500 17,326,065 35,562