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San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California Job Growth

There were 1,081,000 jobs in San Jose, California in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,017,460 employed persons for the month. San Jose added 3,000 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,690 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Jose job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,081,000 +3,000 +21,200
CPS 1,017,460 +1,690 +8,180

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 peaked in December 2016 at 1,085,800. Since then 4,800 jobs have been lost in San Jose according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,078,000 in February 2017, San Jose has gained 3,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,023,900 for San Jose in December 2016. 6,440 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 1,690 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

San Jose, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 1,081,000 3,000 1,017,460 1,690
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
July 2016 1,080,300 13,900 1,019,213 3,008
June 2016 1,066,400 500 1,016,205 3,674
May 2016 1,065,900 1,300 1,012,531 2,369
April 2016 1,064,600 4,800 1,010,162 882