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Chico, California Job Growth

There were 84,400 jobs in Chico, California in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 99,951 employed persons for the month. Chico lost 200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 499 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chico job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 84,400 -200 +1,800
CPS 99,951 +499 +1,869

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 2018 at 84,600. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Chico according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Chico is at a new high of 99,951.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Chico, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 84,400 -200 99,951 499
September 2018 84,600 300 99,452 507
August 2018 84,300 200 98,945 128
July 2018 84,100 600 98,817 663
June 2018 83,500 -100 98,154 -97
May 2018 83,600 500 98,251 337
April 2018 83,100 -300 97,914 -134
March 2018 83,400 1,200 98,048 328
February 2018 82,200 -600 97,720 -370
January 2018 82,800 600 98,090 188
December 2017 82,200 300 97,902 -46
November 2017 81,900 -700 97,948 -134