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El Centro, California Job Growth

There were 54,400 jobs in El Centro, California in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,317 employed persons for the month. El Centro added 100 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 134 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare El Centro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 54,400 +100 +1,300
CPS 61,317 -134 +2,194

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 August 2018 at 54,400. Since then 0 jobs have been lost in El Centro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,700 in September 2018, El Centro has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 61,451 for El Centro in November 2018. 134 jobs have been lost in El Centro since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

El Centro, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 54,400 100 61,317 -134
November 2018 54,300 0 61,451 318
October 2018 54,300 600 61,133 314
September 2018 53,700 -700 60,819 131
August 2018 54,400 500 60,688 239
July 2018 53,900 100 60,449 429
June 2018 53,800 -200 60,020 121
May 2018 54,000 300 59,899 174
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