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El Centro, California Job Growth

There were 48,600 jobs in El Centro, California in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 54,465 employed persons for the month. El Centro lost 900 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,846 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare El Centro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 48,600 -900 -4,500
CPS 54,465 -1,846 -4,133

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 53,800. Since then 5,200 jobs have been lost in El Centro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 47,700 in April 2020, El Centro has gained 900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 60,371 for El Centro in March 2014. 5,906 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 2,823 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

El Centro, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 48,600 -900 54,465 -1,846
October 2020 49,500 -200 56,311 1,584
September 2020 49,700 -400 54,727 -142
August 2020 50,100 400 54,869 19
July 2020 49,700 400 54,850 1,703
June 2020 49,300 1,600 53,147 1,505
May 2020 47,700 0 51,642 -145
April 2020 47,700 -5,400 51,787 -5,402
March 2020 53,100 -700 57,189 -1,279
February 2020 53,800 300 58,468 -48
January 2020 53,500 100 58,516 -98
December 2019 53,400 300 58,614 16