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Salinas, California Job Growth

There were 140,300 jobs in Salinas, California in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 202,307 employed persons for the month. Salinas lost 300 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 220 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salinas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 140,300 -300 +6,300
CPS 202,307 +220 +11,547

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 6,100 jobs have been lost in Salinas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 117,700 in April 2020, Salinas has gained 22,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 208,696 for Salinas in January 2020. 6,389 jobs have been lost in Salinas since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 173,176, Salinas has added 29,131 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Salinas, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 140,300 -300 202,307 220
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
September 2021 138,000 -400 197,364 1,691
August 2021 138,400 200 195,673 1,738
July 2021 138,200 2,200 193,935 1,487
June 2021 136,000 1,500 192,448 992
May 2021 134,500 500 191,456 696