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Chico, California Job Growth

There were 84,100 jobs in Chico, California in April 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 98,418 employed persons for the month. Chico lost 300 jobs in April 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 269 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chico job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 84,100 -300 +1,600
CPS 98,418 -269 +1,318

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 March 2019 at 84,400. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Chico according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 98,756 for Chico in February 2019. 338 jobs have been lost in Chico since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2019

Chico, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2019 84,100 -300 98,418 -269
March 2019 84,400 100 98,687 -69
February 2019 84,300 1,100 98,756 203
January 2019 83,200 -700 98,553 155
December 2018 83,900 400 98,398 -18
November 2018 83,500 100 98,416 37
October 2018 83,400 -100 98,379 192
September 2018 83,500 400 98,187 226
August 2018 83,100 -300 97,961 202
July 2018 83,400 500 97,759 210
June 2018 82,900 200 97,549 211
May 2018 82,700 200 97,338 238