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Salinas, California Job Growth

There were 131,700 jobs in Salinas, California in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 172,579 employed persons for the month. Salinas lost 300 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 825 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salinas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 131,700 -300 -14,300
CPS 172,579 +825 -37,506

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

Salinas, California Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Salinas peaked in February 2020 at 147,000. Since then 15,300 jobs have been lost in Salinas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 118,300 in April 2020, Salinas has gained 13,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 210,802 for Salinas in December 2019. 38,223 jobs have been lost in Salinas since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 159,231, Salinas has added 13,348 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Salinas, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 131,700 -300 172,579 825
October 2020 132,000 2,500 171,754 7,868
September 2020 129,500 400 163,886 453
August 2020 129,100 1,000 163,433 601
July 2020 128,100 3,200 162,832 -77
June 2020 124,900 5,200 162,909 3,678
May 2020 119,700 1,400 159,231 -179
April 2020 118,300 -28,200 159,410 -45,812
March 2020 146,500 -500 205,222 -5,532
February 2020 147,000 200 210,754 395
January 2020 146,800 100 210,359 -443
December 2019 146,700 700 210,802 717