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Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California Job Growth

There were 1,521,000 jobs in Riverside, California in April 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,974,521 employed persons for the month. Riverside added 6,700 jobs in April 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 6,719 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Riverside job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,521,000 +6,700 +22,100
CPS 1,974,521 -6,719 +18,747

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 in April 2019 is at a new high of 1,521,000.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,985,128 for Riverside in October 2018. 10,607 jobs have been lost in Riverside since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2019

Riverside, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2019 1,521,000 6,700 1,974,521 -6,719
March 2019 1,514,300 4,000 1,981,240 -2,890
February 2019 1,510,300 -200 1,984,130 693
January 2019 1,510,500 -3,600 1,983,437 -757
December 2018 1,514,100 -1,000 1,984,194 -615
November 2018 1,515,100 -1,100 1,984,809 -319
October 2018 1,516,200 400 1,985,128 2,413
September 2018 1,515,800 4,300 1,982,715 4,222
August 2018 1,511,500 1,800 1,978,493 5,394
July 2018 1,509,700 2,700 1,973,099 5,960
June 2018 1,507,000 5,200 1,967,139 5,704
May 2018 1,501,800 2,900 1,961,435 5,661