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Modesto, California Job Growth

There were 166,900 jobs in Modesto, California in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 215,678 employed persons for the month. Modesto lost 1,200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 155 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Modesto job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 166,900 -1,200 -15,900
CPS 215,678 +155 -14,975

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 17,000 jobs have been lost in Modesto according to the employer survey. From a trough of 152,900 in April 2020, Modesto has gained 14,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 231,605 for Modesto in December 2019. 15,927 jobs have been lost in Modesto since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 193,725, Modesto has added 21,953 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Modesto, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 166,900 -1,200 215,678 155
October 2020 168,100 2,600 215,523 11,930
September 2020 165,500 1,600 203,593 1,373
August 2020 163,900 1,000 202,220 1,805
July 2020 162,900 0 200,415 989
June 2020 162,900 8,300 199,426 5,701
May 2020 154,600 1,700 193,725 -90
April 2020 152,900 -30,000 193,815 -33,198
March 2020 182,900 -1,000 227,013 -3,781
February 2020 183,900 400 230,794 343
January 2020 183,500 400 230,451 -1,154
December 2019 183,100 300 231,605 952