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Salinas, California Job Growth

There were 145,500 jobs in Salinas, California in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 212,858 employed persons for the month. Salinas lost 700 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 50 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salinas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 145,500 -700 +3,000
CPS 212,858 +50 +5,542

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 January 2019 at 146,200. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Salinas according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in February 2019 for Salinas is at a new high of 212,858.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Salinas, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 145,500 -700 212,858 50
January 2019 146,200 500 212,808 1,116
December 2018 145,700 800 211,692 1,321
November 2018 144,900 0 210,371 1,464
October 2018 144,900 1,500 208,907 -687
September 2018 143,400 1,400 209,594 2,885
August 2018 142,000 -800 206,709 -870
July 2018 142,800 200 207,579 1,128
June 2018 142,600 100 206,451 386
May 2018 142,500 0 206,065 182
April 2018 142,500 -600 205,883 -1,280
March 2018 143,100 600 207,163 -153