Department of Numbers

San Diego-Carlsbad, California Job Growth

There were 1,429,900 jobs in San Diego, California in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,513,546 employed persons for the month. San Diego added 1,400 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 7,940 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Diego job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,429,900 +1,400 +27,900
CPS 1,513,546 -7,940 +24,513

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

San Diego, California Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for San Diego 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 San Diego, California

CES employment for San Diego peaked in October 2016 at 1,430,300. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in San Diego according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,428,500 in November 2016, San Diego has gained 1,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,522,585 for San Diego in October 2016. 9,039 jobs have been lost in San Diego since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

San Diego, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 1,429,900 1,400 1,513,546 -7,940
November 2016 1,428,500 -1,800 1,521,486 -1,099
October 2016 1,430,300 1,400 1,522,585 4,827
September 2016 1,428,900 5,800 1,517,758 7,684
August 2016 1,423,100 -1,300 1,510,074 2,242
July 2016 1,424,400 3,600 1,507,832 9,547
June 2016 1,420,800 4,500 1,498,285 3,644
May 2016 1,416,300 2,900 1,494,641 -112
April 2016 1,413,400 6,100 1,494,753 -424
March 2016 1,407,300 1,700 1,495,177 -858
February 2016 1,405,600 -300 1,496,035 1,306
January 2016 1,405,900 3,900 1,494,729 5,696