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San Diego-Carlsbad, California Job Growth

There were 1,413,600 jobs in San Diego, California in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,466,751 employed persons for the month. San Diego added 6,200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 13,165 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Diego job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,413,600 +6,200 -96,600
CPS 1,466,751 -13,165 -81,993

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 1,522,900. Since then 109,300 jobs have been lost in San Diego according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,294,100 in April 2020, San Diego has gained 119,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,550,426 for San Diego in December 2019. 83,675 jobs have been lost in San Diego since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 1,321,155, San Diego has added 145,596 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

San Diego, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 1,413,600 6,200 1,466,751 -13,165
October 2020 1,407,400 17,200 1,479,916 72,565
September 2020 1,390,200 13,700 1,407,351 1,871
August 2020 1,376,500 24,900 1,405,480 31,804
July 2020 1,351,600 -4,800 1,373,676 890
June 2020 1,356,400 53,900 1,372,786 51,631
May 2020 1,302,500 8,400 1,321,155 -1,298
April 2020 1,294,100 -203,900 1,322,453 -188,603
March 2020 1,498,000 -24,900 1,511,056 -35,238
February 2020 1,522,900 4,800 1,546,294 -604
January 2020 1,518,100 4,400 1,546,898 -3,528
December 2019 1,513,700 3,500 1,550,426 1,682