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Merced, California Job Growth

There were 66,100 jobs in Merced, California in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 104,706 employed persons for the month. Merced lost 200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 965 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Merced job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 66,100 -200 +900
CPS 104,706 +965 +1,191

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 June 2017 at 66,600. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Merced according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in November 2017 for Merced is at a new high of 104,706.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Merced, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 66,100 -200 104,706 965
October 2017 66,300 0 103,741 215
September 2017 66,300 -300 103,526 560
August 2017 66,600 100 102,966 -301
July 2017 66,500 -100 103,267 -117
June 2017 66,600 600 103,384 86
May 2017 66,000 -100 103,298 65
April 2017 66,100 200 103,233 -125
March 2017 65,900 300 103,358 74
February 2017 65,600 199 103,284 -446
January 2017 65,400 -499 103,730 -92
December 2016 65,900 700 103,822 307