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Salinas, California Job Growth

There were 124,700 jobs in Salinas, California in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 164,659 employed persons for the month. Salinas lost 21,800 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 40,563 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salinas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 124,700 -21,800 -20,400
CPS 164,659 -40,563 -43,402

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 147,000. Since then 22,300 jobs have been lost in Salinas according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 210,802 for Salinas in December 2019. 46,143 jobs have been lost in Salinas since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Salinas, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 124,700 -21,800 164,659 -40,563
March 2020 146,500 -500 205,222 -5,532
February 2020 147,000 200 210,754 395
January 2020 146,800 100 210,359 -443
December 2019 146,700 700 210,802 717
November 2019 146,000 300 210,085 631
October 2019 145,700 1,300 209,454 585
September 2019 144,400 -500 208,869 442
August 2019 144,900 -300 208,427 269
July 2019 145,200 -300 208,158 132
June 2019 145,500 -300 208,026 17
May 2019 145,800 700 208,009 -52