California Job Growth
There were 16,529,000 jobs in California in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 17,493,636 employed persons for the month. California added 114,400 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 56,069 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is California job growth compared to other states.
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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 peaked in February 2020 for California at 17,660,900. Since then 1,131,900 jobs have been lost in California according to the employer survey. From a trough of 14,946,100 in April 2020, California has gained 1,582,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in California reached a maximum of 18,629,682 in December 2019. 1,136,046 jobs have been lost in California since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 15,529,319, California has added 1,964,317 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
California Employment History