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Chico, California Job Growth

There were 77,200 jobs in Chico, California in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 88,031 employed persons for the month. Chico added 300 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 357 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chico job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 77,200 +300 +2,600
CPS 88,031 +357 +3,255

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 83,500. Since then 6,300 jobs have been lost in Chico according to the employer survey. From a trough of 67,000 in April 2020, Chico has gained 10,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 97,360 for Chico in July 2018. 9,329 jobs have been lost in Chico since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 76,676, Chico has added 11,355 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Chico, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 77,200 300 88,031 357
March 2022 76,900 600 87,674 353
February 2022 76,300 -200 87,321 248
January 2022 76,500 300 87,073 268
December 2021 76,200 100 86,805 -28
November 2021 76,100 600 86,833 12
October 2021 75,500 -800 86,821 178
September 2021 76,300 400 86,643 287
August 2021 75,900 200 86,356 403
July 2021 75,700 200 85,953 445
June 2021 75,500 1,000 85,508 383
May 2021 74,500 -100 85,125 349