Department of Numbers

San Diego-Carlsbad, California Job Growth

There were 1,471,500 jobs in San Diego, California in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,535,111 employed persons for the month. San Diego added 6,400 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 8,382 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Diego job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,471,500 +6,400 +27,200
CPS 1,535,111 +8,382 +33,625

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 2018 is at a new high of 1,471,500.

CPS employment in February 2018 for San Diego is at a new high of 1,535,111.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

San Diego, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 1,471,500 6,400 1,535,111 8,382
January 2018 1,465,100 1,100 1,526,729 4,290
December 2017 1,464,000 100 1,522,439 -1,726
November 2017 1,463,900 2,500 1,524,165 6,048
October 2017 1,461,400 6,500 1,518,117 1,777
September 2017 1,454,900 -100 1,516,340 12,756
August 2017 1,455,000 300 1,503,584 2,203
July 2017 1,454,700 1,600 1,501,381 3,165
June 2017 1,453,100 2,300 1,498,216 -792
May 2017 1,450,800 1,000 1,499,008 -1,757
April 2017 1,449,800 4,500 1,500,765 -1,248
March 2017 1,445,300 1,000 1,502,013 527