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Modesto, California Job Growth

There were 181,700 jobs in Modesto, California in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 228,243 employed persons for the month. Modesto lost 1,200 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 406 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Modesto job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 181,700 -1,200 +2,800
CPS 228,243 -406 +7,508

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 July 2022 at 184,300. Since then 2,600 jobs have been lost in Modesto according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 230,720 for Modesto in February 2020. 2,477 jobs have been lost in Modesto since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 199,801, Modesto has added 28,442 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Modesto, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 181,700 -1,200 228,243 -406
August 2022 182,900 -1,400 228,649 79
July 2022 184,300 600 228,570 468
June 2022 183,700 1,000 228,102 301
May 2022 182,700 -700 227,801 712
April 2022 183,400 -100 227,089 1,112
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