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Salinas, California Job Growth

There were 135,600 jobs in Salinas, California in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 204,455 employed persons for the month. Salinas lost 400 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,175 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salinas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 135,600 -400 -900
CPS 204,455 -2,175 -2,330

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 December 2015 at 136,500. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Salinas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 134,300 in July 2016, Salinas has gained 1,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 206,785 for Salinas in December 2015. 2,330 jobs have been lost in Salinas since then according to the household survey. From a August 2016 low of 204,402, Salinas has added 53 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Salinas, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 135,600 -400 204,455 -2,175
November 2016 136,000 700 206,630 -48
October 2016 135,300 600 206,678 817
September 2016 134,700 -400 205,861 1,459
August 2016 135,100 800 204,402 -72
July 2016 134,300 -2,100 204,474 -1,006
June 2016 136,400 -100 205,480 518
May 2016 136,500 700 204,962 63
April 2016 135,800 800 204,899 5
March 2016 135,000 0 204,894 -935
February 2016 135,000 100 205,829 -278
January 2016 134,900 -1,600 206,107 -678