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

There were 116,300 jobs in San Luis Obispo, California in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 135,570 employed persons for the month. San Luis Obispo added 700 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 373 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Luis Obispo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 116,300 +700 +2,800
CPS 135,570 +373 +1,029

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 in March 2017 is at a new high of 116,300.

CPS employment in March 2017 for San Luis Obispo is at a new high of 135,570.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

San Luis Obispo, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 116,300 700 135,570 373
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
November 2016 115,300 400 134,685 -34
October 2016 114,900 100 134,719 224
September 2016 114,800 400 134,495 345
August 2016 114,400 200 134,150 76
July 2016 114,200 -200 134,074 -289
June 2016 114,400 -200 134,363 -123
May 2016 114,600 700 134,486 19
April 2016 113,900 400 134,467 -74