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Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California Job Growth

There were 1,532,700 jobs in Riverside, California in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,968,974 employed persons for the month. Riverside added 300 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 23,559 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Riverside job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,532,700 +300 +73,100
CPS 1,968,974 +23,559 +154,032

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 56,300 jobs have been lost in Riverside according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,366,700 in April 2020, Riverside has gained 166,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,011,836 for Riverside in February 2020. 42,862 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 252,489 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Riverside, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 1,532,700 300 1,968,974 23,559
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
November 2020 1,487,700 -1,900 1,911,114 7,891
October 2020 1,489,600 3,200 1,903,223 56,248
September 2020 1,486,400 9,300 1,846,975 11,645
August 2020 1,477,100 17,500 1,835,330 20,388