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Modesto, California Job Growth

There were 180,000 jobs in Modesto, California in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 227,157 employed persons for the month. Modesto added 600 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 310 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Modesto job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 180,000 +600 +2,700
CPS 227,157 -310 -131

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 July 2019 is at a new high of 180,000.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 229,460 for Modesto in February 2019. 2,303 jobs have been lost in Modesto since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Modesto, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 180,000 600 227,157 -310
June 2019 179,400 -400 227,467 -721
May 2019 179,800 500 228,188 -501
April 2019 179,300 100 228,689 -641
March 2019 179,200 0 229,330 -130
February 2019 179,200 400 229,460 436
January 2019 178,800 -500 229,024 523
December 2018 179,300 700 228,501 48
November 2018 178,600 100 228,453 282
October 2018 178,500 -500 228,171 541
September 2018 179,000 1,700 227,630 371
August 2018 177,300 0 227,259 -29