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Fresno, California Job Growth

There were 343,400 jobs in Fresno, California in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 406,139 employed persons for the month. Fresno lost 3,000 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 445 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fresno job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 343,400 -3,000 -26,600
CPS 406,139 -445 -16,030

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 26,600 jobs have been lost in Fresno according to the employer survey. From a trough of 327,000 in April 2020, Fresno has gained 16,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 423,615 for Fresno in December 2019. 17,476 jobs have been lost in Fresno since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 373,052, Fresno has added 33,087 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Fresno, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 343,400 -3,000 406,139 -445
January 2021 346,400 -4,000 406,584 -821
December 2020 350,400 -500 407,405 -589
November 2020 350,900 2,000 407,994 -205
October 2020 348,900 2,500 408,199 18,697
September 2020 346,400 1,600 389,502 -268
August 2020 344,800 2,900 389,770 8,116
July 2020 341,900 1,500 381,654 239
June 2020 340,400 10,900 381,415 8,336
May 2020 329,500 2,500 373,079 27
April 2020 327,000 -41,000 373,052 -39,596
March 2020 368,000 -2,000 412,648 -9,521