Department of Numbers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, California Job Growth

There were 188,100 jobs in Santa Maria, California in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 213,715 employed persons for the month. Santa Maria added 1,400 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 237 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Santa Maria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 188,100 +1,400 +5,400
CPS 213,715 -237 +3,959

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 in December 2016 is at a new high of 188,100.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 213,952 for Santa Maria in November 2016. 237 jobs have been lost in Santa Maria since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Santa Maria, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 188,100 1,400 213,715 -237
November 2016 186,700 100 213,952 207
October 2016 186,600 1,200 213,745 946
September 2016 185,400 200 212,799 830
August 2016 185,200 200 211,969 408
July 2016 185,000 1,000 211,561 1,563
June 2016 184,000 -300 209,998 -294
May 2016 184,300 -100 210,292 -433
April 2016 184,400 600 210,725 -74
March 2016 183,800 100 210,799 -200
February 2016 183,700 700 210,999 216
January 2016 183,000 300 210,783 1,027