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Merced, California Job Growth

There were 64,800 jobs in Merced, California in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 97,093 employed persons for the month. Merced added 1,700 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,186 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Merced job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 64,800 +1,700 -5,000
CPS 97,093 +2,186 -8,421

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 2019 at 70,700. Since then 5,900 jobs have been lost in Merced according to the employer survey. From a trough of 62,200 in May 2020, Merced has gained 2,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 107,677 for Merced in December 2019. 10,584 jobs have been lost in Merced since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 94,838, Merced has added 2,255 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Merced, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 64,800 1,700 97,093 2,186
June 2020 63,100 900 94,907 69
May 2020 62,200 -300 94,838 -376
April 2020 62,500 -6,100 95,214 -8,752
March 2020 68,600 -1,300 103,966 -3,247
February 2020 69,900 -700 107,213 59
January 2020 70,600 100 107,154 -523
December 2019 70,500 0 107,677 262
November 2019 70,500 -100 107,415 316
October 2019 70,600 400 107,099 410
September 2019 70,200 -200 106,689 515
August 2019 70,400 600 106,174 660