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Salinas, California Job Growth

There were 132,600 jobs in Salinas, California in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 196,953 employed persons for the month. Salinas added 500 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 288 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salinas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 132,600 +500 +12,900
CPS 196,953 +288 +21,766

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 13,200 jobs have been lost in Salinas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 117,800 in April 2020, Salinas has gained 14,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 208,085 for Salinas in March 2018. 11,132 jobs have been lost in Salinas since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 174,216, Salinas has added 22,737 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Salinas, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 132,600 500 196,953 288
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
November 2020 131,500 -100 191,622 1,195
October 2020 131,600 2,400 190,427 5,498
September 2020 129,199 -1,900 184,929 -2,134
August 2020 131,100 2,600 187,063 2,611
July 2020 128,500 2,700 184,452 3,770
June 2020 125,800 6,100 180,682 5,495