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

There were 984,700 jobs in Sacramento, California in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,038,989 employed persons for the month. Sacramento added 4,200 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 4,149 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sacramento job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 984,700 +4,200 +23,500
CPS 1,038,989 -4,149 +13,522

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 January 2018 at 985,000. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Sacramento according to the employer survey. From a trough of 980,500 in March 2018, Sacramento has gained 4,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,046,140 for Sacramento in February 2018. 7,151 jobs have been lost in Sacramento since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Sacramento, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 984,700 4,200 1,038,989 -4,149
March 2018 980,500 -1,800 1,043,138 -3,002
February 2018 982,300 -2,700 1,046,140 1,646
January 2018 985,000 4,200 1,044,494 -1,299
December 2017 980,800 400 1,045,793 1,767
November 2017 980,400 2,700 1,044,026 1,581
October 2017 977,700 2,700 1,042,445 1,695
September 2017 975,000 1,800 1,040,750 2,352
August 2017 973,200 -100 1,038,398 3,311
July 2017 973,300 5,600 1,035,087 4,184
June 2017 967,700 2,800 1,030,903 3,481
May 2017 964,900 3,700 1,027,422 1,955