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Fresno, California Job Growth

There were 335,000 jobs in Fresno, California in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 408,002 employed persons for the month. Fresno lost 1,100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,030 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fresno job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 335,000 -1,100 +5,200
CPS 408,002 -1,030 +5,351

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 September 2016 at 337,300. Since then 2,300 jobs have been lost in Fresno according to the employer survey. From a trough of 334,900 in October 2016, Fresno has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 409,032 for Fresno in November 2016. 1,030 jobs have been lost in Fresno since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Fresno, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 335,000 -1,100 408,002 -1,030
November 2016 336,100 1,200 409,032 1,084
October 2016 334,900 -2,400 407,948 61
September 2016 337,300 1,000 407,887 669
August 2016 336,300 800 407,218 -1,007
July 2016 335,500 -1,400 408,225 1,107
June 2016 336,900 4,400 407,118 1,089
May 2016 332,500 100 406,029 744
April 2016 332,400 2,600 405,285 708
March 2016 329,800 1,700 404,577 490
February 2016 328,100 -700 404,087 733
January 2016 328,800 -1,000 403,354 703