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

There were 116,900 jobs in San Luis Obispo, California in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 135,388 employed persons for the month. San Luis Obispo lost 100 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 100 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Luis Obispo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 116,900 -100 +2,700
CPS 135,388 -100 +1,314

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 2017 at 117,000. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in San Luis Obispo according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 135,549 for San Luis Obispo in April 2017. 161 jobs have been lost in San Luis Obispo since then according to the household survey. From a May 2017 low of 135,341, San Luis Obispo has added 47 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

San Luis Obispo, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 116,900 -100 135,388 -100
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
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