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San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California Job Growth

There were 1,098,400 jobs in San Jose, California in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,043,654 employed persons for the month. San Jose added 500 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 5,494 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Jose job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,098,400 +500 +37,100
CPS 1,043,654 -5,494 +28,337

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

San Jose, California Employment Changes

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

CES employment for San Jose in December 2016 is at a new high of 1,098,400.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,049,148 for San Jose in November 2016. 5,494 jobs have been lost in San Jose since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

San Jose, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 1,098,400 500 1,043,654 -5,494
November 2016 1,097,900 5,500 1,049,148 2,962
October 2016 1,092,400 6,300 1,046,186 2,546
September 2016 1,086,100 1,800 1,043,640 5,994
August 2016 1,084,300 -2,900 1,037,646 6,085
July 2016 1,087,200 7,500 1,031,561 6,357
June 2016 1,079,700 2,900 1,025,204 2,481
May 2016 1,076,800 6,100 1,022,723 2,261
April 2016 1,070,700 5,000 1,020,462 1,567
March 2016 1,065,700 2,200 1,018,895 -951
February 2016 1,063,500 1,200 1,019,846 2,604
January 2016 1,062,300 1,000 1,017,242 1,925