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Modesto, California Job Growth

There were 159,900 jobs in Modesto, California in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 199,927 employed persons for the month. Modesto lost 23,000 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 27,086 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Modesto job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 159,900 -23,000 -20,900
CPS 199,927 -27,086 -28,453

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 183,900. Since then 24,000 jobs have been lost in Modesto according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 231,605 for Modesto in December 2019. 31,678 jobs have been lost in Modesto since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Modesto, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 159,900 -23,000 199,927 -27,086
March 2020 182,900 -1,000 227,013 -3,781
February 2020 183,900 400 230,794 343
January 2020 183,500 400 230,451 -1,154
December 2019 183,100 300 231,605 952
November 2019 182,800 400 230,653 1,014
October 2019 182,400 800 229,639 1,003
September 2019 181,600 1,800 228,636 788
August 2019 179,800 -700 227,848 352
July 2019 180,500 -300 227,496 -149
June 2019 180,800 -400 227,645 -394
May 2019 181,200 400 228,039 -341