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Fresno, California Job Growth

There were 340,500 jobs in Fresno, California in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 407,823 employed persons for the month. Fresno added 500 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 116 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fresno job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 340,500 +500 +8,800
CPS 407,823 +116 +4,849

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

Fresno, California Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Fresno 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 Fresno, California

CES employment for Fresno peaked in January 2017 at 340,600. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Fresno according to the employer survey. From a trough of 340,000 in February 2017, Fresno has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Fresno is at a new high of 407,823.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Fresno, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 340,500 500 407,823 116
February 2017 340,000 -600 407,707 221
January 2017 340,600 900 407,486 166
December 2016 339,700 -400 407,320 757
November 2016 340,100 800 406,563 1,150
October 2016 339,300 400 405,413 560
September 2016 338,900 1,500 404,853 158
August 2016 337,400 2,200 404,695 494
July 2016 335,200 -500 404,201 661
June 2016 335,700 1,400 403,540 328
May 2016 334,300 400 403,212 -59
April 2016 333,900 2,200 403,271 297