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San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, California Job Growth

There were 2,384,600 jobs in San Francisco, California in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,458,633 employed persons for the month. San Francisco added 10,700 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,874 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Francisco job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,384,600 +10,700 +62,800
CPS 2,458,633 +2,874 +26,456

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 in March 2017 is at a new high of 2,384,600.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,470,892 for San Francisco in December 2016. 12,259 jobs have been lost in San Francisco since then according to the household survey. From a February 2017 low of 2,455,759, San Francisco has added 2,874 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

San Francisco, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 2,384,600 10,700 2,458,633 2,874
February 2017 2,373,900 1,600 2,455,759 -6,629
January 2017 2,372,300 1,000 2,462,388 -8,504
December 2016 2,371,300 6,200 2,470,892 3,352
November 2016 2,365,100 0 2,467,540 3,465
October 2016 2,365,100 9,200 2,464,075 4,115
September 2016 2,355,900 3,700 2,459,960 4,905
August 2016 2,352,200 6,100 2,455,055 5,614
July 2016 2,346,100 8,500 2,449,441 5,495
June 2016 2,337,600 5,100 2,443,946 4,634
May 2016 2,332,500 2,300 2,439,312 3,682
April 2016 2,330,200 8,400 2,435,630 3,453