San Diego-Carlsbad, California Job Growth
There were 1,392,600 jobs in San Diego, California in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,431,312 employed persons for the month. San Diego added 28,000 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 5 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Diego job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 1,522,800. Since then 130,200 jobs have been lost in San Diego according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,268,600 in April 2020, San Diego has gained 124,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,550,426 for San Diego in December 2019. 119,114 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 110,157 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
San Diego, California Employment History