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Modesto, California Job Growth

There were 183,900 jobs in Modesto, California in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 227,116 employed persons for the month. Modesto added 400 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,139 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Modesto job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 183,900 +400 +7,200
CPS 227,116 +1,139 +9,329

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 peaked in February 2020 at 183,900. Since then 0 jobs have been lost in Modesto according to the employer survey. From a trough of 161,200 in April 2020, Modesto has gained 22,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 230,720 for Modesto in February 2020. 3,604 jobs have been lost in Modesto since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 199,801, Modesto has added 27,315 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Modesto, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 183,900 400 227,116 1,139
March 2022 183,500 300 225,977 1,386
February 2022 183,200 1,300 224,591 1,282
January 2022 181,900 600 223,309 1,123
December 2021 181,300 1,000 222,186 -18
November 2021 180,300 1,600 222,204 375
October 2021 178,700 -200 221,829 1,094
September 2021 178,900 -1,300 220,735 1,153
August 2021 180,200 -700 219,582 899
July 2021 180,900 3,500 218,683 514
June 2021 177,400 600 218,169 167
May 2021 176,800 100 218,002 215