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San Diego-Carlsbad, California Job Growth

There were 1,513,700 jobs in San Diego, California in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,541,097 employed persons for the month. San Diego added 1,600 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 873 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Diego job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,513,700 +1,600 +24,800
CPS 1,541,097 +873 -2,404

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 August 2019 is at a new high of 1,513,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,551,934 for San Diego in February 2019. 10,837 jobs have been lost in San Diego since then according to the household survey. From a July 2019 low of 1,540,224, San Diego has added 873 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

San Diego, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 1,513,700 1,600 1,541,097 873
July 2019 1,512,100 500 1,540,224 -1,324
June 2019 1,511,600 3,700 1,541,548 -3,156
May 2019 1,507,900 4,500 1,544,704 -2,241
April 2019 1,503,400 6,500 1,546,945 -3,556
March 2019 1,496,900 600 1,550,501 -1,433
February 2019 1,496,300 2,400 1,551,934 1,407
January 2019 1,493,900 -1,300 1,550,527 1,932
December 2018 1,495,200 4,100 1,548,595 -233
November 2018 1,491,100 1,400 1,548,828 314
October 2018 1,489,700 -1,500 1,548,514 2,183
September 2018 1,491,200 2,300 1,546,331 2,830