Department of Numbers

Salinas, California Job Growth

There were 142,900 jobs in Salinas, California in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 208,619 employed persons for the month. Salinas lost 200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 975 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salinas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 142,900 -200 +2,000
CPS 208,619 -975 +3,051

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 July 2018 at 143,900. Since then 1,000 jobs have been lost in Salinas according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 209,594 for Salinas in September 2018. 975 jobs have been lost in Salinas since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Salinas, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 142,900 -200 208,619 -975
September 2018 143,100 -700 209,594 2,885
August 2018 143,800 -100 206,709 -870
July 2018 143,900 1,300 207,579 1,128
June 2018 142,600 500 206,451 386
May 2018 142,100 -300 206,065 182
April 2018 142,400 500 205,883 -1,280
March 2018 141,900 300 207,163 -153
February 2018 141,600 -600 207,316 388
January 2018 142,200 2,300 206,928 1,768
December 2017 139,900 -900 205,160 48
November 2017 140,800 -100 205,112 -456