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Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California Job Growth

There were 1,420,300 jobs in Riverside, California in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,833,319 employed persons for the month. Riverside added 12,200 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 23,181 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Riverside job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,420,300 +12,200 -132,900
CPS 1,833,319 +23,181 -160,936

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 August 2019 at 1,553,200. Since then 132,900 jobs have been lost in Riverside according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,345,600 in April 2020, Riverside has gained 74,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,002,969 for Riverside in December 2019. 169,650 jobs have been lost in Riverside since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 1,724,333, Riverside has added 108,986 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Riverside, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 1,420,300 12,200 1,833,319 23,181
July 2020 1,408,100 10,800 1,810,138 29,691
June 2020 1,397,300 45,000 1,780,447 56,114
May 2020 1,352,300 6,700 1,724,333 -833
April 2020 1,345,600 -192,300 1,725,166 -229,931
March 2020 1,537,900 -11,600 1,955,097 -39,755
February 2020 1,549,500 300 1,994,852 -2,662
January 2020 1,549,200 1,500 1,997,514 -5,455
December 2019 1,547,700 -1,500 2,002,969 620
November 2019 1,549,200 -100 2,002,349 1,635
October 2019 1,549,300 -3,000 2,000,714 2,542
September 2019 1,552,300 -900 1,998,172 3,917