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Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, California Job Growth

There were 957,900 jobs in Sacramento, California in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,018,208 employed persons for the month. Sacramento added 1,100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,004 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sacramento job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 957,900 +1,100 +18,900
CPS 1,018,208 +1,004 +6,249

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

Sacramento, California Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Sacramento peaked in September 2016 at 959,300. Since then 1,400 jobs have been lost in Sacramento according to the employer survey. From a trough of 955,500 in October 2016, Sacramento has gained 2,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,023,968 for Sacramento in December 2016. 5,760 jobs have been lost in Sacramento since then according to the household survey. From a February 2017 low of 1,017,204, Sacramento has added 1,004 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Sacramento, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 957,900 1,100 1,018,208 1,004
February 2017 956,800 200 1,017,204 -1,043
January 2017 956,600 -2,500 1,018,247 -5,721
December 2016 959,100 300 1,023,968 1,182
November 2016 958,800 3,300 1,022,786 1,085
October 2016 955,500 -3,800 1,021,701 304
September 2016 959,300 2,900 1,021,397 304
August 2016 956,400 2,700 1,021,093 1,435
July 2016 953,700 4,200 1,019,658 2,525
June 2016 949,500 2,000 1,017,133 2,778
May 2016 947,500 2,500 1,014,355 1,766
April 2016 945,000 6,000 1,012,589 630