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Fresno, California Job Growth

There were 332,600 jobs in Fresno, California in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 380,789 employed persons for the month. Fresno lost 30,400 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 31,859 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fresno job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 332,600 -30,400 -27,500
CPS 380,789 -31,859 -34,844

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 January 2020 at 366,400. Since then 33,800 jobs have been lost in Fresno according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 423,615 for Fresno in December 2019. 42,826 jobs have been lost in Fresno since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Fresno, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 332,600 -30,400 380,789 -31,859
March 2020 363,000 -2,300 412,648 -9,521
February 2020 365,300 -1,100 422,169 172
January 2020 366,400 200 421,997 -1,618
December 2019 366,200 600 423,615 1,271
November 2019 365,600 1,300 422,344 1,383
October 2019 364,300 800 420,961 1,473
September 2019 363,500 800 419,488 1,405
August 2019 362,700 1,500 418,083 1,180
July 2019 361,200 -100 416,903 813
June 2019 361,300 300 416,090 403
May 2019 361,000 900 415,687 54