Department of Numbers

San Diego-Carlsbad, California Job Growth

There were 1,487,300 jobs in San Diego, California in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,553,976 employed persons for the month. San Diego added 1,800 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 9,081 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Diego job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,487,300 +1,800 +25,900
CPS 1,553,976 +9,081 +25,024

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

San Diego, California Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for San Diego 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 San Diego, California

CES employment for San Diego in October 2018 is at a new high of 1,487,300.

CPS employment in October 2018 for San Diego is at a new high of 1,553,976.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

San Diego, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 1,487,300 1,800 1,553,976 9,081
September 2018 1,485,500 5,000 1,544,895 11,218
August 2018 1,480,500 5,300 1,533,677 -463
July 2018 1,475,200 -2,600 1,534,140 4,000
June 2018 1,477,800 -3,200 1,530,140 -2,908
May 2018 1,481,000 -400 1,533,048 362
April 2018 1,481,400 11,100 1,532,686 -607
March 2018 1,470,300 -700 1,533,293 -2,233
February 2018 1,471,000 5,900 1,535,526 4,808
January 2018 1,465,100 1,100 1,530,718 475
December 2017 1,464,000 100 1,530,243 634
November 2017 1,463,900 2,500 1,529,609 657