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Modesto, California Job Growth

There were 177,200 jobs in Modesto, California in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 227,727 employed persons for the month. Modesto lost 500 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 26 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Modesto job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 177,200 -500 +5,000
CPS 227,727 -26 +3,577

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

Modesto, California Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Modesto peaked in July 2017 at 177,700. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Modesto according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 227,753 for Modesto in July 2017. 26 jobs have been lost in Modesto since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Modesto, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 177,200 -500 227,727 -26
July 2017 177,700 900 227,753 216
June 2017 176,800 -200 227,537 529
May 2017 177,000 1,700 227,008 919
April 2017 175,300 0 226,089 -505
March 2017 175,300 -100 226,594 66
February 2017 175,400 900 226,528 65
January 2017 174,500 400 226,463 122
December 2016 174,100 200 226,341 258
November 2016 173,900 100 226,083 745
October 2016 173,800 1,200 225,338 1,036
September 2016 172,600 400 224,302 152