Department of Numbers

Chico, California Job Growth

There were 82,400 jobs in Chico, California in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 96,690 employed persons for the month. Chico lost 300 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 463 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chico job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 82,400 -300 +2,400
CPS 96,690 -463 +812

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 July 2017 at 82,700. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Chico according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 97,226 for Chico in January 2017. 536 jobs have been lost in Chico since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Chico, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 82,400 -300 96,690 -463
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
November 2016 81,500 100 96,841 98
October 2016 81,400 800 96,743 338
September 2016 80,600 600 96,405 527