Department of Numbers

San Diego-Carlsbad, California Job Growth

There were 1,496,700 jobs in San Diego, California in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,554,132 employed persons for the month. San Diego added 2,800 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,718 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Diego job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,496,700 +2,800 +19,600
CPS 1,554,132 -1,718 +18,606

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 February 2019 is at a new high of 1,496,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,564,944 for San Diego in December 2018. 10,812 jobs have been lost in San Diego since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

San Diego, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 1,496,700 2,800 1,554,132 -1,718
January 2019 1,493,900 -1,300 1,555,850 -9,094
December 2018 1,495,200 4,100 1,564,944 2,225
November 2018 1,491,100 1,400 1,562,719 7,628
October 2018 1,489,700 -1,500 1,555,091 10,196
September 2018 1,491,200 2,300 1,544,895 11,218
August 2018 1,488,900 2,500 1,533,677 -463
July 2018 1,486,400 2,800 1,534,140 4,000
June 2018 1,483,600 1,200 1,530,140 -2,908
May 2018 1,482,400 1,400 1,533,048 362
April 2018 1,481,000 1,400 1,532,686 -607
March 2018 1,479,600 2,500 1,533,293 -2,233