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Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California Job Growth

There were 1,508,000 jobs in Riverside, California in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,982,522 employed persons for the month. Riverside lost 2,500 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 5,662 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Riverside job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,508,000 -2,500 +15,400
CPS 1,982,522 -5,662 +25,338

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Riverside, California Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Riverside 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 Riverside, California

CES employment for Riverside peaked in October 2018 at 1,516,200. Since then 8,200 jobs have been lost in Riverside according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,000,058 for Riverside in December 2018. 17,536 jobs have been lost in Riverside since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Riverside, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 1,508,000 -2,500 1,982,522 -5,662
January 2019 1,510,500 -3,600 1,988,184 -11,874
December 2018 1,514,100 -1,000 2,000,058 261
November 2018 1,515,100 -1,100 1,999,797 13,240
October 2018 1,516,200 400 1,986,557 9,245
September 2018 1,515,800 4,300 1,977,312 14,468
August 2018 1,511,500 1,800 1,962,844 5,523
July 2018 1,509,700 2,700 1,957,321 13,388
June 2018 1,507,000 5,200 1,943,933 -1,000
May 2018 1,501,800 2,900 1,944,933 -320
April 2018 1,498,900 4,400 1,945,253 -10,156
March 2018 1,494,500 1,900 1,955,409 -1,775