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

There were 118,200 jobs in San Luis Obispo, California in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 138,469 employed persons for the month. San Luis Obispo added 400 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,211 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Luis Obispo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 118,200 +400 +2,800
CPS 138,469 -1,211 +1,676

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 June 2016 at 118,500. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in San Luis Obispo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 116,700 in July 2016, San Luis Obispo has gained 1,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 139,680 for San Luis Obispo in October 2016. 1,211 jobs have been lost in San Luis Obispo since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

San Luis Obispo, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 118,200 400 138,469 -1,211
November 2016 117,800 400 139,680 0
October 2016 117,400 0 139,680 304
September 2016 117,400 -400 139,376 598
August 2016 117,800 1,100 138,778 198
July 2016 116,700 -1,800 138,580 361
June 2016 118,500 1,400 138,219 287
May 2016 117,100 200 137,932 212
April 2016 116,900 800 137,720 41
March 2016 116,100 100 137,679 -162
February 2016 116,000 600 137,841 510
January 2016 115,400 0 137,331 538