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Merced, California Job Growth

There were 65,500 jobs in Merced, California in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 104,620 employed persons for the month. Merced added 599 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 164 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Merced job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,500 +599 +1,900
CPS 104,620 -164 +1,946

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 September 2016 at 66,300. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in Merced according to the employer survey. From a trough of 64,900 in November 2016, Merced has gained 599 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 104,784 for Merced in November 2016. 164 jobs have been lost in Merced since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Merced, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 65,500 599 104,620 -164
November 2016 64,900 -399 104,784 339
October 2016 65,300 -1,000 104,445 288
September 2016 66,300 600 104,157 644
August 2016 65,700 -100 103,513 109
July 2016 65,800 -100 103,404 287
June 2016 65,900 600 103,117 -145
May 2016 65,300 800 103,262 96
April 2016 64,500 -400 103,166 -262
March 2016 64,900 600 103,428 205
February 2016 64,300 600 103,223 480
January 2016 63,700 100 102,743 69