Department of Numbers

Chico, California Job Growth

There were 82,100 jobs in Chico, California in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 96,721 employed persons for the month. Chico added 300 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 251 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chico job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 82,100 +300 +2,900
CPS 96,721 -251 +1,721

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Chico, California Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Chico 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 for Chico, California

CES employment for Chico in March 2017 is at a new high of 82,100.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 97,226 for Chico in January 2017. 505 jobs have been lost in Chico since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Chico, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 82,100 300 96,721 -251
February 2017 81,800 0 96,972 -254
January 2017 81,800 -100 97,226 309
December 2016 81,900 400 96,917 76
November 2016 81,500 100 96,841 98
October 2016 81,400 800 96,743 338
September 2016 80,600 600 96,405 527
August 2016 80,000 -200 95,878 381
July 2016 80,200 600 95,497 270
June 2016 79,600 -100 95,227 133
May 2016 79,700 200 95,094 5
April 2016 79,500 300 95,089 89