Department of Numbers

California Job Growth

There were 17,322,700 jobs in California in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 18,758,004 employed persons for the month. California added 14,600 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 17,992 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is California job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 17,322,700 +14,600 +222,500
CPS 18,758,004 +17,992 +318,029

California Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for California 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 in California

CES employment in February 2019 for California is at a new high of 17,322,700.

CPS employment in California for February 2019 is at a new high of 18,758,004.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 17,322,700 14,600 18,758,004 17,992
January 2019 17,308,100 5,900 18,740,012 35,050
December 2018 17,302,200 19,700 18,704,962 -2,797
November 2018 17,282,500 23,000 18,707,759 6,947
October 2018 17,259,500 41,000 18,700,812 34,513
September 2018 17,218,500 13,000 18,666,299 42,513
August 2018 17,205,500 28,700 18,623,786 39,862
July 2018 17,176,800 -1,000 18,583,924 34,794
June 2018 17,177,800 35,000 18,549,130 26,043
May 2018 17,142,800 10,900 18,523,087 26,005
April 2018 17,131,900 16,900 18,497,082 28,959
March 2018 17,115,000 14,800 18,468,123 28,148