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

There were 955,100 jobs in Sacramento, California in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,012,810 employed persons for the month. Sacramento lost 100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 12,643 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sacramento job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 955,100 -100 -68,600
CPS 1,012,810 -12,643 -57,120

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 1,029,400. Since then 74,300 jobs have been lost in Sacramento according to the employer survey. From a trough of 882,600 in April 2020, Sacramento has gained 72,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,071,601 for Sacramento in December 2019. 58,791 jobs have been lost in Sacramento since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 914,349, Sacramento has added 98,461 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Sacramento, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 955,100 -100 1,012,810 -12,643
October 2020 955,200 8,600 1,025,453 50,988
September 2020 946,600 8,200 974,465 1,685
August 2020 938,400 13,500 972,780 17,011
July 2020 924,900 100 955,769 7,914
June 2020 924,800 24,100 947,855 25,626
May 2020 900,700 18,100 922,229 7,880
April 2020 882,600 -138,800 914,349 -133,635
March 2020 1,021,400 -8,000 1,047,984 -19,190
February 2020 1,029,400 3,100 1,067,174 -355
January 2020 1,026,300 1,200 1,067,529 -4,072
December 2019 1,025,099 1,399 1,071,601 1,671