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Fresno, California Job Growth

There were 353,100 jobs in Fresno, California in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 401,642 employed persons for the month. Fresno added 2,000 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 58 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fresno job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 353,100 +2,000 +11,200
CPS 401,642 +58 +22,692

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Fresno, California Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Fresno 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 Fresno, California

CES employment for Fresno peaked in February 2020 at 370,000. Since then 16,900 jobs have been lost in Fresno according to the employer survey. From a trough of 327,000 in April 2020, Fresno has gained 26,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 420,598 for Fresno in December 2019. 18,956 jobs have been lost in Fresno since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 369,357, Fresno has added 32,285 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Fresno, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 353,100 2,000 401,642 58
June 2021 351,100 1,400 401,584 -973
May 2021 349,700 2,000 402,557 -884
April 2021 347,700 1,200 403,441 -1,783
March 2021 346,500 3,300 405,224 -583
February 2021 343,200 -3,200 405,807 -92
January 2021 346,400 -4,000 405,899 413
December 2020 350,400 -500 405,486 1,278
November 2020 350,900 2,000 404,208 1,844
October 2020 348,900 2,500 402,364 14,752
September 2020 346,400 1,600 387,612 3,530
August 2020 344,800 2,900 384,082 5,132