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San Diego-Carlsbad, California Job Growth

There were 1,507,500 jobs in San Diego, California in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,519,080 employed persons for the month. San Diego added 4,500 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 8,501 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Diego job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,507,500 +4,500 +87,200
CPS 1,519,080 +8,501 +101,909

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 peaked in February 2020 at 1,521,800. Since then 14,300 jobs have been lost in San Diego according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,266,700 in April 2020, San Diego has gained 240,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,544,864 for San Diego in February 2020. 25,784 jobs have been lost in San Diego since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 1,260,018, San Diego has added 259,062 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

San Diego, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 1,507,500 4,500 1,519,080 8,501
March 2022 1,503,000 4,500 1,510,579 11,263
February 2022 1,498,500 10,200 1,499,316 10,199
January 2022 1,488,300 3,800 1,489,117 9,736
December 2021 1,484,500 5,500 1,479,381 -1,106
November 2021 1,479,000 4,200 1,480,487 1,266
October 2021 1,474,800 13,700 1,479,221 8,561
September 2021 1,461,100 2,000 1,470,660 11,267
August 2021 1,459,100 5,200 1,459,393 11,874
July 2021 1,453,900 22,700 1,447,519 11,147
June 2021 1,431,200 3,000 1,436,372 9,590
May 2021 1,428,200 7,900 1,426,782 9,611