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Fresno, California Job Growth

There were 346,000 jobs in Fresno, California in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 412,313 employed persons for the month. Fresno lost 600 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,186 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fresno job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 346,000 -600 +5,900
CPS 412,313 +2,186 +5,750

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 October 2017 at 346,600. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Fresno according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in November 2017 for Fresno is at a new high of 412,313.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Fresno, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 346,000 -600 412,313 2,186
October 2017 346,600 2,300 410,127 2,039
September 2017 344,300 1,100 408,088 2,838
August 2017 343,200 1,200 405,250 -731
July 2017 342,000 -300 405,981 -618
June 2017 342,300 1,000 406,599 -1,347
May 2017 341,300 -100 407,946 131
April 2017 341,400 1,000 407,815 -37
March 2017 340,400 400 407,852 145
February 2017 340,000 -600 407,707 221
January 2017 340,600 900 407,486 166
December 2016 339,700 -400 407,320 757