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El Centro, California Job Growth

There were 54,000 jobs in El Centro, California in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,397 employed persons for the month. El Centro added 300 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 328 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare El Centro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 54,000 +300 +900
CPS 59,397 -328 -767

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 March 2018 at 54,000. Since then 0 jobs have been lost in El Centro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,700 in April 2018, El Centro has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 60,782 for El Centro in March 2014. 1,385 jobs have been lost in El Centro since then according to the household survey. From a May 2016 low of 58,056, El Centro has added 1,341 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

El Centro, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 54,000 300 59,397 -328
April 2018 53,700 -300 59,725 1
March 2018 54,000 700 59,724 134
February 2018 53,300 0 59,590 239
January 2018 53,300 200 59,351 228
December 2017 53,100 200 59,123 -245
November 2017 52,900 -200 59,368 -231
October 2017 53,100 -200 59,599 -231
September 2017 53,300 0 59,830 -23
August 2017 53,300 600 59,853 -44
July 2017 52,700 -500 59,897 -231
June 2017 53,200 100 60,128 -36