Merced, California Job Growth
There were 68,600 jobs in Merced, California in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 103,446 employed persons for the month. Merced added 100 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 295 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Merced job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 peaked in January 2020 at 71,200. Since then 2,600 jobs have been lost in Merced according to the employer survey. From a trough of 63,900 in May 2020, Merced has gained 4,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 106,920 for Merced in February 2019. 3,474 jobs have been lost in Merced since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 96,313, Merced has added 7,133 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Merced, California Employment History