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Merced, California Job Growth

There were 69,500 jobs in Merced, California in April 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 106,536 employed persons for the month. Merced lost 200 jobs in April 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 157 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Merced job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,500 -200 +1,100
CPS 106,536 -157 +610

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 March 2019 at 69,700. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Merced according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 106,693 for Merced in March 2019. 157 jobs have been lost in Merced since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2019

Merced, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2019 69,500 -200 106,536 -157
March 2019 69,700 300 106,693 79
February 2019 69,400 400 106,614 280
January 2019 69,000 800 106,334 326
December 2018 68,200 400 106,008 24
November 2018 67,800 -600 105,984 87
October 2018 68,400 -100 105,897 166
September 2018 68,500 100 105,731 112
August 2018 68,400 -100 105,619 -21
July 2018 68,500 100 105,640 -101
June 2018 68,400 -300 105,741 -120
May 2018 68,700 300 105,861 -65