Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California Job Growth
There were 102,600 jobs in Santa Cruz, California in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 136,672 employed persons for the month. Santa Cruz lost 200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 416 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Santa Cruz job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Santa Cruz, California Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz, California
CES employment for Santa Cruz peaked in July 2017 at 103,300. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Santa Cruz according to the employer survey. From a trough of 101,900 in September 2017, Santa Cruz has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 143,299 for Santa Cruz in January 2001. 6,627 jobs have been lost in Santa Cruz since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 120,204, Santa Cruz has added 16,468 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Santa Cruz, California Employment History