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

There were 988,100 jobs in Sacramento, California in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,017,696 employed persons for the month. Sacramento added 1,900 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 658 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sacramento job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 988,100 +1,900 +37,200
CPS 1,017,696 +658 +51,600

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 49,100 jobs have been lost in Sacramento according to the employer survey. From a trough of 900,000 in April 2020, Sacramento has gained 88,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,062,350 for Sacramento in February 2020. 44,654 jobs have been lost in Sacramento since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 918,100, Sacramento has added 99,596 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Sacramento, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 988,100 1,900 1,017,696 658
June 2021 986,200 2,200 1,017,038 -339
May 2021 984,000 1,900 1,017,377 -1,953
April 2021 982,100 4,500 1,019,330 -3,436
March 2021 977,600 5,700 1,022,766 -1,478
February 2021 971,900 5,800 1,024,244 11,320
January 2021 966,100 -2,400 1,012,924 -162
December 2020 968,500 100 1,013,086 1,449
November 2020 968,400 -600 1,011,637 1,726
October 2020 969,000 5,700 1,009,911 34,015
September 2020 963,300 10,000 975,896 3,864
August 2020 953,300 2,400 972,032 5,936