Department of Numbers

Chico, California Job Growth

There were 82,000 jobs in Chico, California in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 98,233 employed persons for the month. Chico lost 800 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 12 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chico job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 82,000 -800 +500
CPS 98,233 -12 +1,392

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 peaked in September 2017 at 83,100. Since then 1,100 jobs have been lost in Chico according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 98,245 for Chico in October 2017. 12 jobs have been lost in Chico since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Chico, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 82,000 -800 98,233 -12
October 2017 82,800 -300 98,245 491
September 2017 83,100 300 97,754 894
August 2017 82,800 100 96,860 -293
July 2017 82,700 1,200 97,153 339
June 2017 81,500 -400 96,814 -259
May 2017 81,900 -600 97,073 95
April 2017 82,500 400 96,978 214
March 2017 82,100 300 96,764 -208
February 2017 81,800 0 96,972 -254
January 2017 81,800 -100 97,226 309
December 2016 81,900 400 96,917 76