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Chico, California Job Growth

There were 71,800 jobs in Chico, California in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 83,736 employed persons for the month. Chico lost 300 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 18 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chico job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 71,800 -300 -8,400
CPS 83,736 -18 -9,841

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 83,400. Since then 11,600 jobs have been lost in Chico according to the employer survey. From a trough of 68,000 in April 2020, Chico has gained 3,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 97,345 for Chico in June 2018. 13,609 jobs have been lost in Chico since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 79,080, Chico has added 4,656 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Chico, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 71,800 -300 83,736 -18
June 2020 72,100 3,400 83,754 4,674
May 2020 68,700 700 79,080 -111
April 2020 68,000 -13,200 79,191 -13,428
March 2020 81,200 100 92,619 -1,569
February 2020 81,100 300 94,188 22
January 2020 80,800 -200 94,166 -251
December 2019 81,000 200 94,417 186
November 2019 80,800 0 94,231 192
October 2019 80,800 300 94,039 197
September 2019 80,500 200 93,842 175
August 2019 80,300 100 93,667 90