Merced, California Job Growth
There were 66,800 jobs in Merced, California in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 103,858 employed persons for the month. Merced lost 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 172 (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 4,400 jobs have been lost in Merced according to the employer survey. From a trough of 63,900 in May 2020, Merced has gained 2,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 107,677 for Merced in December 2019. 3,819 jobs have been lost in Merced since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 94,838, Merced has added 9,020 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Merced, California Employment History