Department of Numbers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, California Job Growth

There were 183,100 jobs in Santa Maria, California in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 206,604 employed persons for the month. Santa Maria lost 100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 181 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Santa Maria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 183,100 -100 +3,200
CPS 206,604 -181 +1,120

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

Santa Maria, California Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Santa Maria 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 Maria, California

CES employment for Santa Maria peaked in January 2017 at 183,300. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Santa Maria according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 207,110 for Santa Maria in January 2017. 506 jobs have been lost in Santa Maria since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Santa Maria, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 183,100 -100 206,604 -181
February 2017 183,200 -100 206,785 -325
January 2017 183,300 300 207,110 578
December 2016 183,000 800 206,532 60
November 2016 182,200 200 206,472 74
October 2016 182,000 800 206,398 274
September 2016 181,200 100 206,124 108
August 2016 181,100 -800 206,016 151
July 2016 181,900 1,200 205,865 669
June 2016 180,700 1,000 205,196 559
May 2016 179,700 -100 204,637 -233
April 2016 179,800 -100 204,870 -614