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El Centro, California Job Growth

There were 50,300 jobs in El Centro, California in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 51,511 employed persons for the month. El Centro lost 2,800 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 5,678 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare El Centro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 50,300 -2,800 -2,500
CPS 51,511 -5,678 -6,702

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 3,500 jobs have been lost in El Centro according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 60,371 for El Centro in March 2014. 8,860 jobs have been lost in El Centro since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

El Centro, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 50,300 -2,800 51,511 -5,678
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
November 2019 53,100 -400 58,598 40
October 2019 53,500 100 58,558 50
September 2019 53,400 300 58,508 58
August 2019 53,100 100 58,450 49
July 2019 53,000 -200 58,401 37
June 2019 53,200 0 58,364 60
May 2019 53,200 400 58,304 91