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Salinas, California Job Growth

There were 138,100 jobs in Salinas, California in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 202,379 employed persons for the month. Salinas lost 600 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,282 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salinas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 138,100 -600 +6,600
CPS 202,379 +1,282 +10,757

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 145,800. Since then 7,700 jobs have been lost in Salinas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 117,800 in April 2020, Salinas has gained 20,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 208,085 for Salinas in March 2018. 5,706 jobs have been lost in Salinas since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 174,216, Salinas has added 28,163 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Salinas, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 138,100 -600 202,379 1,282
October 2021 138,700 1,600 201,097 1,076
September 2021 137,100 -500 200,021 1,078
August 2021 137,600 400 198,943 888
July 2021 137,200 3,700 198,055 862
June 2021 133,500 1,000 197,193 295
May 2021 132,500 400 196,898 233
April 2021 132,100 -200 196,665 393
March 2021 132,300 1,499 196,272 1,053
February 2021 130,800 0 195,219 1,302
January 2021 130,800 -899 193,917 -3,639
December 2020 131,700 200 197,556 5,934