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Merced, California Job Growth

There were 69,200 jobs in Merced, California in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 108,309 employed persons for the month. Merced added 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 452 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Merced job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,200 +200 +800
CPS 108,309 -452 +1,751

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

Merced, California Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Merced in February 2019 is at a new high of 69,200.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,258 for Merced in December 2018. 1,949 jobs have been lost in Merced since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Merced, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 69,200 200 108,309 -452
January 2019 69,000 800 108,761 -1,497
December 2018 68,200 400 110,258 466
November 2018 67,800 -600 109,792 849
October 2018 68,400 -100 108,943 712
September 2018 68,500 100 108,231 504
August 2018 68,400 -100 107,727 38
July 2018 68,500 100 107,689 912
June 2018 68,400 -300 106,777 -23
May 2018 68,700 300 106,800 118
April 2018 68,400 200 106,682 128
March 2018 68,200 -200 106,554 -4