Department of Numbers

Salinas, California Job Growth

There were 142,100 jobs in Salinas, California in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 205,393 employed persons for the month. Salinas lost 300 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 490 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salinas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 142,100 -300 +4,200
CPS 205,393 -490 +1,797

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 April 2018 at 142,400. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Salinas according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 207,316 for Salinas in February 2018. 1,923 jobs have been lost in Salinas since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Salinas, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 142,100 -300 205,393 -490
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
October 2017 140,900 1,600 205,568 -28
September 2017 139,300 800 205,596 492
August 2017 138,500 -700 205,104 526
July 2017 139,200 1,300 204,578 893
June 2017 137,900 0 203,685 89