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Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California Job Growth

There were 1,550,100 jobs in Riverside, California in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,996,607 employed persons for the month. Riverside lost 3,700 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 21,139 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Riverside job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,550,100 -3,700 +62,400
CPS 1,996,607 +21,139 +85,493

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 38,900 jobs have been lost in Riverside according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,366,700 in April 2020, Riverside has gained 183,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,011,836 for Riverside in February 2020. 15,229 jobs have been lost in Riverside since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,716,485, Riverside has added 280,122 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Riverside, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 1,550,100 -3,700 1,996,607 21,139
October 2021 1,553,800 10,400 1,975,468 -2,529
September 2021 1,543,400 7,800 1,977,997 16,248
August 2021 1,535,600 1,900 1,961,749 -6,778
July 2021 1,533,700 1,300 1,968,527 23,112
June 2021 1,532,400 10,500 1,945,415 -5,987
May 2021 1,521,900 5,500 1,951,402 18,248
April 2021 1,516,400 6,300 1,933,154 -9,485
March 2021 1,510,100 6,000 1,942,639 -6,366
February 2021 1,504,100 21,600 1,949,005 35,159
January 2021 1,482,500 -6,100 1,913,846 -4,530
December 2020 1,488,600 900 1,918,376 7,262