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San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, California Job Growth

There were 2,338,900 jobs in San Francisco, California in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,459,998 employed persons for the month. San Francisco added 3,300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 15,422 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Francisco job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,338,900 +3,300 +48,700
CPS 2,459,998 -15,422 +38,479

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

San Francisco, California Employment Changes

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

CES employment for San Francisco peaked in October 2016 at 2,339,800. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in San Francisco according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,335,600 in November 2016, San Francisco has gained 3,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,479,282 for San Francisco in October 2016. 19,284 jobs have been lost in San Francisco since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

San Francisco, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 2,338,900 3,300 2,459,998 -15,422
November 2016 2,335,600 -4,200 2,475,420 -3,862
October 2016 2,339,800 7,800 2,479,282 6,102
September 2016 2,332,000 -1,000 2,473,180 11,407
August 2016 2,333,000 -1,000 2,461,773 14,671
July 2016 2,334,000 20,300 2,447,102 22,069
June 2016 2,313,700 1,500 2,425,033 4,937
May 2016 2,312,200 -600 2,420,096 -4,241
April 2016 2,312,800 3,500 2,424,337 -3,934
March 2016 2,309,300 7,800 2,428,271 -2,228
February 2016 2,301,500 1,700 2,430,499 2,953
January 2016 2,299,800 9,600 2,427,546 6,027