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Merced, California Job Growth

There were 65,600 jobs in Merced, California in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 103,223 employed persons for the month. Merced lost 0 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 61 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Merced job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,600 0 +699
CPS 103,223 -61 +553

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

Merced, California Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Merced peaked in December 2016 at 65,900. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Merced according to the employer survey. From a trough of 65,400 in January 2017, Merced has gained 199 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 103,822 for Merced in December 2016. 599 jobs have been lost in Merced since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Merced, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 65,600 0 103,223 -61
February 2017 65,600 199 103,284 -446
January 2017 65,400 -499 103,730 -92
December 2016 65,900 700 103,822 307
November 2016 65,200 -300 103,515 334
October 2016 65,500 400 103,181 73
September 2016 65,099 -100 103,108 -38
August 2016 65,200 100 103,146 92
July 2016 65,099 299 103,054 142
June 2016 64,800 -200 102,912 77
May 2016 65,000 0 102,835 49
April 2016 65,000 99 102,786 116