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Salinas, California Job Growth

There were 141,200 jobs in Salinas, California in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 200,475 employed persons for the month. Salinas added 100 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 171 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salinas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 141,200 +100 +3,200
CPS 200,475 -171 +3,111

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 146,400. Since then 5,200 jobs have been lost in Salinas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 117,700 in April 2020, Salinas has gained 23,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 208,696 for Salinas in January 2020. 8,221 jobs have been lost in Salinas since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 173,176, Salinas has added 27,299 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Salinas, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 141,200 100 200,475 -171
August 2022 141,100 100 200,646 -308
July 2022 141,000 -400 200,954 -489
June 2022 141,400 600 201,443 -516
May 2022 140,800 400 201,959 -356
April 2022 140,400 -200 202,315 228
March 2022 140,600 100 202,087 1,076
February 2022 140,500 2,300 201,011 1,260
January 2022 138,200 -800 199,751 1,017
December 2021 139,000 300 198,734 -160
November 2021 138,700 0 198,894 251
October 2021 138,700 700 198,643 1,279