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Merced, California Job Growth

There were 66,300 jobs in Merced, California in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 102,798 employed persons for the month. Merced lost 200 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 469 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Merced job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 66,300 -200 +1,100
CPS 102,798 -469 -348

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 300 jobs have been lost in Merced according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 103,822 for Merced in December 2016. 1,024 jobs have been lost in Merced since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Merced, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 66,300 -200 102,798 -469
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
November 2016 65,200 -300 103,515 334
October 2016 65,500 400 103,181 73
September 2016 65,099 -100 103,108 -38