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Chico, California Job Growth

There were 84,500 jobs in Chico, California in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 97,763 employed persons for the month. Chico lost 100 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 185 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chico job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 84,500 -100 +1,100
CPS 97,763 +185 -616

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 September 2019 at 84,600. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Chico according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 98,756 for Chico in February 2019. 993 jobs have been lost in Chico since then according to the household survey. From a August 2019 low of 97,507, Chico has added 256 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Chico, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 84,500 -100 97,763 185
September 2019 84,600 900 97,578 71
August 2019 83,700 -800 97,507 -166
July 2019 84,500 400 97,673 -162
June 2019 84,100 0 97,835 -292
May 2019 84,100 100 98,127 -281
April 2019 84,000 -400 98,408 -279
March 2019 84,400 100 98,687 -69
February 2019 84,300 1,100 98,756 203
January 2019 83,200 -700 98,553 155
December 2018 83,900 400 98,398 -18
November 2018 83,500 100 98,416 37