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El Centro, California Job Growth

There were 51,700 jobs in El Centro, California in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 55,520 employed persons for the month. El Centro added 700 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 677 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare El Centro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,700 +700 +3,400
CPS 55,520 +677 +2,994

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 2,500 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 3,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 60,213 for El Centro in March 2014. 4,693 jobs have been lost in El Centro since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 52,071, El Centro has added 3,449 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

El Centro, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 51,700 700 55,520 677
June 2021 51,000 500 54,843 506
May 2021 50,500 -100 54,337 341
April 2021 50,600 800 53,996 243
March 2021 49,800 300 53,753 147
February 2021 49,500 900 53,606 262
January 2021 48,600 200 53,344 116
December 2020 48,400 -400 53,228 -59
November 2020 48,800 -100 53,287 -28
October 2020 48,900 -600 53,315 161
September 2020 49,500 600 53,154 294
August 2020 48,900 600 52,860 334