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Chico, California Job Growth

There were 82,600 jobs in Chico, California in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 98,033 employed persons for the month. Chico lost 200 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 33 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chico job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 82,600 -200 +1,900
CPS 98,033 -33 +1,061

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 January 2018 at 82,800. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Chico according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 98,245 for Chico in October 2017. 212 jobs have been lost in Chico since then according to the household survey. From a December 2017 low of 97,839, Chico has added 194 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Chico, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 82,600 -200 98,033 -33
January 2018 82,800 600 98,066 227
December 2017 82,200 300 97,839 -201
November 2017 81,900 -700 98,040 -205
October 2017 82,600 700 98,245 491
September 2017 81,900 200 97,754 894
August 2017 81,700 0 96,860 -293
July 2017 81,700 100 97,153 339
June 2017 81,600 100 96,814 -259
May 2017 81,500 200 97,073 95
April 2017 81,300 -100 96,978 214
March 2017 81,400 700 96,764 -208