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El Centro, California Job Growth

There were 54,000 jobs in El Centro, California in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,354 employed persons for the month. El Centro added 300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 749 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare El Centro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 54,000 +300 +1,800
CPS 61,354 -749 +412

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 September 2016 at 54,500. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in El Centro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,700 in November 2016, El Centro has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 62,564 for El Centro in October 2016. 1,210 jobs have been lost in El Centro since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

El Centro, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 54,000 300 61,354 -749
November 2016 53,700 -100 62,103 -461
October 2016 53,800 -700 62,564 43
September 2016 54,500 100 62,521 186
August 2016 54,400 200 62,335 276
July 2016 54,200 200 62,059 278
June 2016 54,000 500 61,781 279
May 2016 53,500 0 61,502 -57
April 2016 53,500 400 61,559 140
March 2016 53,100 900 61,419 176
February 2016 52,200 -100 61,243 -84
January 2016 52,300 100 61,327 385