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Salinas, California Job Growth

There were 130,400 jobs in Salinas, California in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 197,630 employed persons for the month. Salinas lost 400 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 513 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salinas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 130,400 -400 -15,400
CPS 197,630 +513 -13,124

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 15,400 jobs have been lost in Salinas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 117,800 in April 2020, Salinas has gained 12,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 210,802 for Salinas in December 2019. 13,172 jobs have been lost in Salinas since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 159,231, Salinas has added 38,399 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Salinas, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 130,400 -400 197,630 513
January 2021 130,800 -899 197,117 15,597
December 2020 131,700 200 181,520 8,857
November 2020 131,500 -100 172,663 909
October 2020 131,600 2,400 171,754 7,868
September 2020 129,199 -1,900 163,886 453
August 2020 131,100 2,600 163,433 601
July 2020 128,500 2,700 162,832 -77
June 2020 125,800 6,100 162,909 3,678
May 2020 119,700 1,900 159,231 -179
April 2020 117,800 -27,400 159,410 -45,812
March 2020 145,200 -600 205,222 -5,532