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Salinas, California Job Growth

There were 141,600 jobs in Salinas, California in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 206,088 employed persons for the month. Salinas lost 600 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 436 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salinas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 141,600 -600 +4,400
CPS 206,088 +436 -551

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 January 2018 at 142,200. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Salinas according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 206,898 for Salinas in March 2017. 810 jobs have been lost in Salinas since then according to the household survey. From a August 2017 low of 201,663, Salinas has added 4,425 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Salinas, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 141,600 -600 206,088 436
January 2018 142,200 2,300 205,652 918
December 2017 139,900 -900 204,734 -801
November 2017 140,800 -100 205,535 -521
October 2017 140,900 1,600 206,056 164
September 2017 139,300 800 205,892 4,229
August 2017 138,500 -700 201,663 -462
July 2017 139,200 1,300 202,125 -2,491
June 2017 137,900 0 204,616 -170
May 2017 137,900 400 204,786 -309
April 2017 137,500 0 205,095 -1,803
March 2017 137,500 300 206,898 259