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Merced, California Job Growth

There were 71,700 jobs in Merced, California in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 107,075 employed persons for the month. Merced added 500 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 770 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Merced job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 71,700 +500 +4,400
CPS 107,075 +770 +5,672

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 in March 2022 is at a new high of 71,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 107,249 for Merced in January 2020. 174 jobs have been lost in Merced since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 95,758, Merced has added 11,317 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Merced, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 71,700 500 107,075 770
February 2022 71,200 500 106,305 570
January 2022 70,700 600 105,735 596
December 2021 70,100 100 105,139 -61
November 2021 70,000 400 105,200 94
October 2021 69,600 -200 105,106 533
September 2021 69,800 0 104,573 684
August 2021 69,800 -200 103,889 712
July 2021 70,000 1,900 103,177 629
June 2021 68,100 -500 102,548 439
May 2021 68,600 400 102,109 358
April 2021 68,200 900 101,751 348