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San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California Job Growth

There were 1,092,700 jobs in San Jose, California in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,017,605 employed persons for the month. San Jose added 7,400 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,496 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Jose job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,092,700 +7,400 +12,400
CPS 1,017,605 +1,496 -1,608

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 July 2017 is at a new high of 1,092,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,023,900 for San Jose in December 2016. 6,295 jobs have been lost in San Jose since then according to the household survey. From a February 2017 low of 1,015,770, San Jose has added 1,835 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

San Jose, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 1,092,700 7,400 1,017,605 1,496
June 2017 1,085,300 3,400 1,016,109 -202
May 2017 1,081,900 2,000 1,016,311 -467
April 2017 1,079,900 -900 1,016,778 -443
March 2017 1,080,800 2,800 1,017,221 1,451
February 2017 1,078,000 -5,400 1,015,770 -4,462
January 2017 1,083,400 -2,400 1,020,232 -3,668
December 2016 1,085,800 2,400 1,023,900 1,925
November 2016 1,083,400 4,000 1,021,975 1,892
October 2016 1,079,400 4,700 1,020,083 531
September 2016 1,074,700 -2,600 1,019,552 -473
August 2016 1,077,300 -3,000 1,020,025 812