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

There were 871,600 jobs in Sacramento, California in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 895,129 employed persons for the month. Sacramento lost 149,800 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 152,855 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sacramento job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 871,600 -149,800 -143,100
CPS 895,129 -152,855 -160,523

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 157,800 jobs have been lost in Sacramento according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,071,601 for Sacramento in December 2019. 176,472 jobs have been lost in Sacramento since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Sacramento, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 871,600 -149,800 895,129 -152,855
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
November 2019 1,023,700 500 1,069,930 2,093
October 2019 1,023,200 700 1,067,837 2,512
September 2019 1,022,500 500 1,065,325 2,948
August 2019 1,022,000 2,800 1,062,377 3,017
July 2019 1,019,200 2,000 1,059,360 2,327
June 2019 1,017,200 1,100 1,057,033 1,236
May 2019 1,016,100 1,400 1,055,797 145