Department of Numbers

California Job Growth

There were 17,488,600 jobs in California in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 18,583,341 employed persons for the month. California added 19,600 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 24,554 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is California job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 17,488,600 +19,600 +311,800
CPS 18,583,341 -24,554 -583

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 July 2019 for California is at a new high of 17,488,600.

CPS employment in California reached a maximum of 18,758,730 in February 2019. 175,389 jobs have been lost in California since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 17,488,600 19,600 18,583,341 -24,554
June 2019 17,469,000 41,300 18,607,895 -45,214
May 2019 17,427,700 21,600 18,653,109 -39,391
April 2019 17,406,100 48,600 18,692,500 -49,385
March 2019 17,357,500 28,500 18,741,885 -16,845
February 2019 17,329,000 20,900 18,758,730 18,718
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