Department of Numbers

Chico, California Job Growth

There were 81,000 jobs in Chico, California in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 96,767 employed persons for the month. Chico added 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 348 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chico job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 81,000 +100 +2,500
CPS 96,767 -348 +1,810

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 December 2016 is at a new high of 81,000.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 97,115 for Chico in November 2016. 348 jobs have been lost in Chico since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Chico, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 81,000 100 96,767 -348
November 2016 80,900 1,100 97,115 341
October 2016 79,800 -500 96,774 636
September 2016 80,300 500 96,138 525
August 2016 79,800 900 95,613 -208
July 2016 78,900 -1,100 95,821 156
June 2016 80,000 1,100 95,665 528
May 2016 78,900 100 95,137 390
April 2016 78,800 300 94,747 -8
March 2016 78,500 0 94,755 -323
February 2016 78,500 0 95,078 -306
January 2016 78,500 0 95,384 427