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El Centro, California Job Growth

There were 52,300 jobs in El Centro, California in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 58,456 employed persons for the month. El Centro lost 400 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 349 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare El Centro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 52,300 -400 +200
CPS 58,456 -349 -564

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

El Centro, California Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for El Centro 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 El Centro, California

CES employment for El Centro peaked in March 2014 at 53,400. Since then 1,100 jobs have been lost in El Centro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 50,200 in February 2015, El Centro has gained 2,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 60,804 for El Centro in March 2014. 2,348 jobs have been lost in El Centro since then according to the household survey. From a December 2016 low of 58,231, El Centro has added 225 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

El Centro, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 52,300 -400 58,456 -349
February 2017 52,700 0 58,805 76
January 2017 52,700 700 58,729 498
December 2016 52,000 0 58,231 -264
November 2016 52,000 100 58,495 -248
October 2016 51,900 0 58,743 -84
September 2016 51,900 100 58,827 126
August 2016 51,800 100 58,701 92
July 2016 51,700 -200 58,609 -49
June 2016 51,900 100 58,658 -5
May 2016 51,800 -100 58,663 -73
April 2016 51,900 -200 58,736 -284