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Merced, California Job Growth

There were 69,000 jobs in Merced, California in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 106,670 employed persons for the month. Merced lost 100 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 12 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Merced job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,000 -100 +2,100
CPS 106,670 -12 +1,659

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 April 2018 at 69,100. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Merced according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 107,066 for Merced in December 2017. 396 jobs have been lost in Merced since then according to the household survey. From a March 2018 low of 106,554, Merced has added 116 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Merced, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 69,000 -100 106,670 -12
April 2018 69,100 300 106,682 128
March 2018 68,800 200 106,554 -4
February 2018 68,600 100 106,558 -105
January 2018 68,500 400 106,663 -403
December 2017 68,100 200 107,066 261
November 2017 67,900 100 106,805 457
October 2017 67,800 400 106,348 451
September 2017 67,400 300 105,897 475
August 2017 67,100 300 105,422 366
July 2017 66,800 -100 105,056 93
June 2017 66,900 0 104,963 -48