Department of Numbers

California Job Growth

There were 16,980,400 jobs in California in December 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 18,547,566 employed persons for the month. California added 52,700 jobs in December 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 38,574 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is California job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 16,980,400 +52,700 +342,499
CPS 18,547,566 +38,574 +382,141

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 December 2017 for California is at a new high of 16,980,400.

CPS employment in California for December 2017 is at a new high of 18,547,566.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2017

California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2017 16,980,400 52,700 18,547,566 38,574
November 2017 16,927,700 53,700 18,508,992 101,728
October 2017 16,874,000 45,400 18,407,264 98,541
September 2017 16,828,600 50,300 18,308,723 112,386
August 2017 16,778,300 -7,700 18,196,337 -14,527
July 2017 16,786,000 84,500 18,210,864 -25,691
June 2017 16,701,500 -3,200 18,236,555 -21,710
May 2017 16,704,700 24,799 18,258,265 3,657
April 2017 16,679,900 -17,599 18,254,608 27,679
March 2017 16,697,500 22,800 18,226,929 37,337
February 2017 16,674,700 21,500 18,189,592 13,678
January 2017 16,653,200 15,299 18,175,914 10,489