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Fresno, California Job Growth

There were 343,800 jobs in Fresno, California in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 407,883 employed persons for the month. Fresno added 2,300 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 316 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fresno job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 343,800 +2,300 -21,800
CPS 407,883 -316 -14,461

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 22,600 jobs have been lost in Fresno according to the employer survey. From a trough of 321,800 in April 2020, Fresno has gained 22,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 423,615 for Fresno in December 2019. 15,732 jobs have been lost in Fresno since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 373,052, Fresno has added 34,831 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Fresno, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 343,800 2,300 407,883 -316
October 2020 341,500 1,800 408,199 18,697
September 2020 339,700 -1,100 389,502 -268
August 2020 340,800 6,900 389,770 8,116
July 2020 333,900 400 381,654 239
June 2020 333,500 10,600 381,415 8,336
May 2020 322,900 1,100 373,079 27
April 2020 321,800 -41,200 373,052 -39,596
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