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Merced, California Job Growth

There were 70,400 jobs in Merced, California in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 108,867 employed persons for the month. Merced lost 200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 636 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Merced job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 70,400 -200 +2,600
CPS 108,867 +636 +2,519

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 September 2018 at 70,600. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Merced according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Merced is at a new high of 108,867.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Merced, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 70,400 -200 108,867 636
September 2018 70,600 300 108,231 504
August 2018 70,300 0 107,727 38
July 2018 70,300 800 107,689 912
June 2018 69,500 300 106,777 -23
May 2018 69,200 100 106,800 118
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