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San Diego-Carlsbad, California Job Growth

There were 1,436,800 jobs in San Diego, California in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,500,810 employed persons for the month. San Diego lost 1,000 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 676 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Diego job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,436,800 -1,000 +28,200
CPS 1,500,810 -676 +8,580

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 January 2017 at 1,438,400. Since then 1,600 jobs have been lost in San Diego according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,504,569 for San Diego in January 2017. 3,759 jobs have been lost in San Diego since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

San Diego, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 1,436,800 -1,000 1,500,810 -676
February 2017 1,437,800 -600 1,501,486 -3,083
January 2017 1,438,400 2,900 1,504,569 1,694
December 2016 1,435,500 -300 1,502,875 -677
November 2016 1,435,800 -600 1,503,552 -251
October 2016 1,436,400 7,200 1,503,803 1,285
September 2016 1,429,200 2,200 1,502,518 2,056
August 2016 1,427,000 1,300 1,500,462 2,470
July 2016 1,425,700 11,600 1,497,992 2,655
June 2016 1,414,100 -6,400 1,495,337 2,099
May 2016 1,420,500 600 1,493,238 1,039
April 2016 1,419,900 11,300 1,492,199 -31