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Chico, California Job Growth

There were 72,700 jobs in Chico, California in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 86,293 employed persons for the month. Chico lost 0 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 109 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chico job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 72,700 0 -7,900
CPS 86,293 -109 -7,895

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 11,000 jobs have been lost in Chico according to the employer survey. From a trough of 67,400 in April 2020, Chico has gained 5,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 97,345 for Chico in June 2018. 11,052 jobs have been lost in Chico since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 79,080, Chico has added 7,213 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Chico, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 72,700 0 86,293 -109
January 2021 72,700 1,700 86,402 -211
December 2020 71,000 -600 86,613 -127
November 2020 71,600 100 86,740 -77
October 2020 71,500 400 86,817 3,201
September 2020 71,100 -1,900 83,616 -2,385
August 2020 73,000 1,700 86,001 2,406
July 2020 71,300 -2,100 83,595 -159
June 2020 73,400 3,600 83,754 4,674
May 2020 69,800 2,400 79,080 -111
April 2020 67,400 -13,400 79,191 -13,428
March 2020 80,800 200 92,619 -1,569