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San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, California Job Growth

There were 116,100 jobs in San Luis Obispo, California in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 136,344 employed persons for the month. San Luis Obispo added 200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 393 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Luis Obispo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 116,100 +200 +800
CPS 136,344 +393 +1,659

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

San Luis Obispo, California Employment Changes

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

CES employment for San Luis Obispo peaked in July 2017 at 117,100. Since then 1,000 jobs have been lost in San Luis Obispo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 115,900 in October 2017, San Luis Obispo has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2017 for San Luis Obispo is at a new high of 136,344.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

San Luis Obispo, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 116,100 200 136,344 393
October 2017 115,900 -400 135,951 -358
September 2017 116,300 0 136,309 1,284
August 2017 116,300 -800 135,025 -630
July 2017 117,100 100 135,655 167
June 2017 117,000 500 135,488 147
May 2017 116,500 0 135,341 -208
April 2017 116,500 500 135,549 181
March 2017 116,000 400 135,368 171
February 2017 115,600 1,400 135,197 1,286
January 2017 114,200 -1,300 133,911 -579
December 2016 115,500 200 134,490 -195