Department of Numbers

Modesto, California Job Growth

There were 173,600 jobs in Modesto, California in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 227,095 employed persons for the month. Modesto added 300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 684 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Modesto job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 173,600 +300 +5,300
CPS 227,095 -684 +5,660

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 in December 2016 is at a new high of 173,600.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 227,779 for Modesto in November 2016. 684 jobs have been lost in Modesto since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Modesto, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 173,600 300 227,095 -684
November 2016 173,300 400 227,779 718
October 2016 172,900 2,200 227,061 1,876
September 2016 170,700 -1,700 225,185 789
August 2016 172,400 -700 224,396 328
July 2016 173,100 1,300 224,068 986
June 2016 171,800 -500 223,082 -1,965
May 2016 172,300 300 225,047 114
April 2016 172,000 500 224,933 -226
March 2016 171,500 2,200 225,159 1,169
February 2016 169,300 200 223,990 475
January 2016 169,100 800 223,515 2,080