Department of Numbers

California Job Growth

There were 17,236,600 jobs in California in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 18,636,700 employed persons for the month. California added 36,400 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 54,641 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is California job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 17,236,600 +36,400 +308,700
CPS 18,636,700 +54,641 +110,434

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 October 2018 for California is at a new high of 17,236,600.

CPS employment in California for October 2018 is at a new high of 18,636,700.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 17,236,600 36,400 18,636,700 54,641
September 2018 17,200,200 10,500 18,582,059 34,255
August 2018 17,189,700 42,600 18,547,804 7,208
July 2018 17,147,100 34,400 18,540,596 13,491
June 2018 17,112,700 21,500 18,527,105 -9,097
May 2018 17,091,200 7,200 18,536,202 -6,828
April 2018 17,084,000 25,600 18,543,030 -9,137
March 2018 17,058,400 5,400 18,552,167 2,368
February 2018 17,053,000 1,200 18,549,799 13,065
January 2018 17,051,800 48,900 18,536,734 16,641
December 2017 17,002,900 35,000 18,520,093 -5,680
November 2017 16,967,900 40,000 18,525,773 -493