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Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, California Job Growth

There were 970,900 jobs in Sacramento, California in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,022,659 employed persons for the month. Sacramento added 4,800 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 931 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sacramento job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 970,900 +4,800 -66,300
CPS 1,022,659 -931 -44,515

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Sacramento, California Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Sacramento 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 Sacramento, California

CES employment for Sacramento peaked in February 2020 at 1,037,200. Since then 66,300 jobs have been lost in Sacramento according to the employer survey. From a trough of 900,000 in April 2020, Sacramento has gained 70,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,071,601 for Sacramento in December 2019. 48,942 jobs have been lost in Sacramento since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 914,349, Sacramento has added 108,310 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Sacramento, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 970,900 4,800 1,022,659 -931
January 2021 966,100 -2,400 1,023,590 11,047
December 2020 968,500 100 1,012,543 -85
November 2020 968,400 -600 1,012,628 -12,825
October 2020 969,000 5,700 1,025,453 50,988
September 2020 963,300 10,000 974,465 1,685
August 2020 953,300 2,400 972,780 17,011
July 2020 950,900 9,100 955,769 7,914
June 2020 941,800 29,000 947,855 25,626
May 2020 912,800 12,800 922,229 7,880
April 2020 900,000 -132,900 914,349 -133,635
March 2020 1,032,900 -4,299 1,047,984 -19,190