Department of Numbers

California Job Growth

There were 17,575,800 jobs in California in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 18,756,606 employed persons for the month. California added 21,400 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 27,532 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is California job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 17,575,800 +21,400 +251,800
CPS 18,756,606 +27,532 +205,621

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 January 2020 for California is at a new high of 17,575,800.

CPS employment in California for January 2020 is at a new high of 18,756,606.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 17,575,800 21,400 18,756,606 27,532
December 2019 17,554,400 26,300 18,729,074 -4,819
November 2019 17,528,100 24,500 18,733,893 2,536
October 2019 17,503,600 32,400 18,731,357 30,935
September 2019 17,471,200 -1,400 18,700,422 44,539
August 2019 17,472,600 32,900 18,655,883 46,542
July 2019 17,439,700 27,700 18,609,341 40,413
June 2019 17,412,000 24,300 18,568,928 23,466
May 2019 17,387,700 14,400 18,545,462 9,839
April 2019 17,373,300 18,700 18,535,623 -2,203
March 2019 17,354,600 11,100 18,537,826 -8,343
February 2019 17,343,500 19,500 18,546,169 -4,816