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Modesto, California Job Growth

There were 177,800 jobs in Modesto, California in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 226,710 employed persons for the month. Modesto added 100 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 43 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Modesto job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 177,800 +100 +3,600
CPS 226,710 +43 +944

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Modesto, California Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Modesto 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 Modesto, California

CES employment for Modesto in May 2018 is at a new high of 177,800.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 227,958 for Modesto in February 2018. 1,248 jobs have been lost in Modesto since then according to the household survey. From a April 2018 low of 226,667, Modesto has added 43 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Modesto, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 177,800 100 226,710 43
April 2018 177,700 700 226,667 -668
March 2018 177,000 0 227,335 -623
February 2018 177,000 400 227,958 315
January 2018 176,600 300 227,643 445
December 2017 176,300 500 227,198 508
November 2017 175,800 700 226,690 1,046
October 2017 175,100 1,600 225,644 805
September 2017 173,500 -800 224,839 -4
August 2017 174,300 300 224,843 -215
July 2017 174,000 -800 225,058 -266
June 2017 174,800 600 225,324 -442