Department of Numbers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, California Job Growth

There were 184,400 jobs in Santa Maria, California in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 206,177 employed persons for the month. Santa Maria added 900 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 407 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Santa Maria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 184,400 +900 +3,300
CPS 206,177 +407 +161

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 August 2017 is at a new high of 184,400.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 207,110 for Santa Maria in January 2017. 933 jobs have been lost in Santa Maria since then according to the household survey. From a July 2017 low of 205,770, Santa Maria has added 407 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Santa Maria, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 184,400 900 206,177 407
July 2017 183,500 -200 205,770 -69
June 2017 183,700 -600 205,839 -930
May 2017 184,300 300 206,769 -117
April 2017 184,000 900 206,886 296
March 2017 183,100 -100 206,590 -195
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