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Fresno, California Job Growth

There were 362,500 jobs in Fresno, California in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 426,340 employed persons for the month. Fresno added 1,300 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 280 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fresno job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 362,500 +1,300 +12,500
CPS 426,340 -280 +7,662

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 in February 2019 is at a new high of 362,500.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 427,328 for Fresno in December 2018. 988 jobs have been lost in Fresno since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Fresno, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 362,500 1,300 426,340 -280
January 2019 361,200 1,300 426,620 -708
December 2018 359,900 1,200 427,328 1,648
November 2018 358,700 2,100 425,680 3,177
October 2018 356,600 1,700 422,503 2,995
September 2018 354,900 1,300 419,508 1,635
August 2018 353,600 2,000 417,873 -987
July 2018 351,600 100 418,860 2,293
June 2018 351,500 200 416,567 -531
May 2018 351,300 700 417,098 229
April 2018 350,600 -200 416,869 -578
March 2018 350,800 800 417,447 -1,231