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Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California Job Growth

There were 1,502,700 jobs in Riverside, California in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,921,736 employed persons for the month. Riverside added 20,200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 600 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Riverside job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,502,700 +20,200 -86,300
CPS 1,921,736 +600 -73,116

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 February 2020 at 1,589,000. Since then 86,300 jobs have been lost in Riverside according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,366,700 in April 2020, Riverside has gained 136,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,002,969 for Riverside in December 2019. 81,233 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 197,403 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Riverside, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 1,502,700 20,200 1,921,736 600
January 2021 1,482,500 -6,100 1,921,136 31,588
December 2020 1,488,600 900 1,889,548 -4,502
November 2020 1,487,700 -1,900 1,894,050 -23,878
October 2020 1,489,600 3,200 1,917,928 87,084
September 2020 1,486,400 9,300 1,830,844 -2,106
August 2020 1,477,100 17,500 1,832,950 22,812
July 2020 1,459,600 2,400 1,810,138 29,691
June 2020 1,457,200 67,100 1,780,447 56,114
May 2020 1,390,100 23,400 1,724,333 -833
April 2020 1,366,700 -209,000 1,725,166 -229,931
March 2020 1,575,700 -13,300 1,955,097 -39,755