Merced, California Job Growth
There were 68,900 jobs in Merced, California in September 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 104,608 employed persons for the month. Merced lost 100 jobs in September 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 735 (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 July 2022 at 75,300. Since then 6,400 jobs have been lost in Merced according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 107,279 for Merced in January 2020. 2,671 jobs have been lost in Merced since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 96,177, Merced has added 8,431 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Merced, California Employment History