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Chico, California Job Growth

There were 83,900 jobs in Chico, California in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 99,338 employed persons for the month. Chico added 700 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 476 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chico job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 83,900 +700 +2,300
CPS 99,338 -476 +1,618

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Chico, California Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Chico 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 for Chico, California

CES employment for Chico peaked in December 2018 at 83,900. Since then 0 jobs have been lost in Chico according to the employer survey. From a trough of 83,200 in January 2019, Chico has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 101,155 for Chico in December 2018. 1,817 jobs have been lost in Chico since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Chico, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 83,900 700 99,338 -476
January 2019 83,200 -700 99,814 -1,341
December 2018 83,900 400 101,155 405
November 2018 83,500 100 100,750 579
October 2018 83,400 -100 100,171 719
September 2018 83,500 400 99,452 507
August 2018 83,100 -300 98,945 128
July 2018 83,400 500 98,817 663
June 2018 82,900 200 98,154 -97
May 2018 82,700 200 98,251 337
April 2018 82,500 0 97,914 -134
March 2018 82,500 900 98,048 328