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Chico, California Job Growth

There were 74,900 jobs in Chico, California in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 86,167 employed persons for the month. Chico added 500 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 494 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chico job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 74,900 +500 +3,600
CPS 86,167 +494 +3,429

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 July 2018 at 83,700. Since then 8,800 jobs have been lost in Chico according to the employer survey. From a trough of 67,400 in April 2020, Chico has gained 7,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 97,341 for Chico in June 2018. 11,174 jobs have been lost in Chico since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 77,086, Chico has added 9,081 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Chico, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 74,900 500 86,167 494
June 2021 74,400 800 85,673 141
May 2021 73,600 300 85,532 -113
April 2021 73,300 -500 85,645 -203
March 2021 73,800 600 85,848 -35
February 2021 73,200 500 85,883 4
January 2021 72,700 1,700 85,879 3,234
December 2020 71,000 -600 82,645 -18
November 2020 71,600 100 82,663 -22
October 2020 71,500 400 82,685 2,329
September 2020 71,100 -1,900 80,356 -2,352
August 2020 73,000 1,700 82,708 -30