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Merced, California Job Growth

There were 65,400 jobs in Merced, California in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 101,786 employed persons for the month. Merced added 1,000 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 11 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Merced job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,400 +1,000 -5,099
CPS 101,786 -11 -5,629

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 5,299 jobs have been lost in Merced according to the employer survey. From a trough of 62,400 in May 2020, Merced has gained 3,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 107,677 for Merced in December 2019. 5,891 jobs have been lost in Merced since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 94,838, Merced has added 6,948 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Merced, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 65,400 1,000 101,786 -11
October 2020 64,400 -99 101,797 3,933
September 2020 64,500 -599 97,864 131
August 2020 65,099 199 97,733 414
July 2020 64,900 1,500 97,319 2,412
June 2020 63,400 1,000 94,907 69
May 2020 62,400 -400 94,838 -376
April 2020 62,800 -5,800 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