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San Diego-Carlsbad, California Job Growth

There were 1,447,900 jobs in San Diego, California in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,503,646 employed persons for the month. San Diego added 5,300 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,265 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Diego job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,447,900 +5,300 +20,900
CPS 1,503,646 +2,265 +3,184

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 in August 2017 is at a new high of 1,447,900.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,504,569 for San Diego in January 2017. 923 jobs have been lost in San Diego since then according to the household survey. From a June 2017 low of 1,498,216, San Diego has added 5,430 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

San Diego, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 1,447,900 5,300 1,503,646 2,265
July 2017 1,442,600 2,700 1,501,381 3,165
June 2017 1,439,900 -800 1,498,216 -792
May 2017 1,440,700 900 1,499,008 -1,757
April 2017 1,439,800 1,400 1,500,765 -1,248
March 2017 1,438,400 600 1,502,013 527
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