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Modesto, California Job Growth

There were 179,100 jobs in Modesto, California in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 229,923 employed persons for the month. Modesto added 300 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 132 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Modesto job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 179,100 +300 +300
CPS 229,923 -132 +1,965

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 December 2018 at 179,300. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Modesto according to the employer survey. From a trough of 178,800 in January 2019, Modesto has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 231,230 for Modesto in December 2018. 1,307 jobs have been lost in Modesto since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Modesto, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 179,100 300 229,923 -132
January 2019 178,800 -500 230,055 -1,175
December 2018 179,300 700 231,230 248
November 2018 178,600 100 230,982 1,556
October 2018 178,500 -500 229,426 2,238
September 2018 179,000 1,700 227,188 961
August 2018 177,300 0 226,227 -1,285
July 2018 177,300 -1,100 227,512 1,002
June 2018 178,400 100 226,510 -325
May 2018 178,300 -800 226,835 168
April 2018 179,100 900 226,667 -668
March 2018 178,200 -600 227,335 -623