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Modesto, California Job Growth

There were 177,800 jobs in Modesto, California in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 228,781 employed persons for the month. Modesto added 400 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,593 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Modesto job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 177,800 +400 +2,700
CPS 228,781 +1,593 +3,137

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 2018 at 177,900. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Modesto according to the employer survey. From a trough of 177,400 in September 2018, Modesto has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Modesto is at a new high of 228,781.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Modesto, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 177,800 400 228,781 1,593
September 2018 177,400 -500 227,188 961
August 2018 177,900 0 226,227 -1,285
July 2018 177,900 200 227,512 1,002
June 2018 177,700 -100 226,510 -325
May 2018 177,800 100 226,835 168
April 2018 177,700 700 226,667 -668
March 2018 177,000 0 227,335 -623
February 2018 177,000 400 227,958 315
January 2018 176,600 300 227,643 445
December 2017 176,300 500 227,198 508
November 2017 175,800 700 226,690 1,046