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Salinas, California Job Growth

There were 138,800 jobs in Salinas, California in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 201,911 employed persons for the month. Salinas added 1,800 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 214 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salinas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 138,800 +1,800 +3,000
CPS 201,911 -214 -1,464

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

Salinas, California Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Salinas peaked in March 2017 at 138,800. Since then 0 jobs have been lost in Salinas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 137,000 in July 2017, Salinas has gained 1,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 206,898 for Salinas in March 2017. 4,987 jobs have been lost in Salinas since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Salinas, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 138,800 1,800 201,911 -214
July 2017 137,000 -500 202,125 -2,491
June 2017 137,500 -600 204,616 -170
May 2017 138,100 200 204,786 -309
April 2017 137,900 -900 205,095 -1,803
March 2017 138,800 500 206,898 259
February 2017 138,300 100 206,639 690
January 2017 138,200 0 205,949 -352
December 2016 138,200 0 206,301 893
November 2016 138,200 600 205,408 973
October 2016 137,600 1,600 204,435 659
September 2016 136,000 200 203,776 401