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El Centro, California Job Growth

There were 56,200 jobs in El Centro, California in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 60,132 employed persons for the month. El Centro lost 100 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 12 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare El Centro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,200 -100 +1,900
CPS 60,132 -12 +1,875

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 2022 at 56,300. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in El Centro according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 60,210 for El Centro in March 2014. 78 jobs have been lost in El Centro since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 52,288, El Centro has added 7,844 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

El Centro, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 56,200 -100 60,132 -12
August 2022 56,300 100 60,144 178
July 2022 56,200 700 59,966 155
June 2022 55,500 -100 59,811 115
May 2022 55,600 100 59,696 256
April 2022 55,500 100 59,440 243
March 2022 55,400 100 59,197 307
February 2022 55,300 200 58,890 249
January 2022 55,100 100 58,641 196
December 2021 55,000 200 58,445 -55
November 2021 54,800 100 58,500 1
October 2021 54,700 400 58,499 242