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El Centro, California Job Growth

There were 49,200 jobs in El Centro, California in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 55,039 employed persons for the month. El Centro added 600 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 285 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare El Centro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 49,200 +600 -5,000
CPS 55,039 -285 -3,429

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

El Centro, California Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for El Centro 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 El Centro, California

CES employment for El Centro peaked in February 2020 at 54,200. Since then 5,000 jobs have been lost in El Centro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 48,100 in May 2020, El Centro has gained 1,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 60,371 for El Centro in March 2014. 5,332 jobs have been lost in El Centro since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 51,642, El Centro has added 3,397 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

El Centro, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 49,200 600 55,039 -285
January 2021 48,600 200 55,324 563
December 2020 48,400 -400 54,761 -155
November 2020 48,800 -100 54,916 -1,395
October 2020 48,900 -600 56,311 1,584
September 2020 49,500 600 54,727 -142
August 2020 48,900 600 54,869 19
July 2020 48,300 -100 54,850 1,703
June 2020 48,400 300 53,147 1,505
May 2020 48,100 -100 51,642 -145
April 2020 48,200 -5,400 51,787 -5,402
March 2020 53,600 -600 57,189 -1,279