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Modesto, California Job Growth

There were 178,000 jobs in Modesto, California in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 220,921 employed persons for the month. Modesto added 1,100 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 694 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Modesto job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 178,000 +1,100 +8,700
CPS 220,921 +694 +11,838

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 183,700. Since then 5,700 jobs have been lost in Modesto according to the employer survey. From a trough of 161,400 in April 2020, Modesto has gained 16,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 228,687 for Modesto in January 2020. 7,766 jobs have been lost in Modesto since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 200,575, Modesto has added 20,346 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Modesto, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 178,000 1,100 220,921 694
June 2021 176,900 2,100 220,227 268
May 2021 174,800 0 219,959 200
April 2021 174,800 300 219,759 92
March 2021 174,500 2,000 219,667 452
February 2021 172,500 700 219,215 541
January 2021 171,800 -1,400 218,674 406
December 2020 173,200 400 218,268 -42
November 2020 172,800 100 218,310 89
October 2020 172,700 1,200 218,221 8,124
September 2020 171,500 900 210,097 535
August 2020 170,600 1,300 209,562 479