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San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, California Job Growth

There were 2,426,600 jobs in San Francisco, California in March 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,505,958 employed persons for the month. San Francisco lost 1,000 jobs in March 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 6,665 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Francisco job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,426,600 -1,000 +37,800
CPS 2,505,958 -6,665 +30,087

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

San Francisco, California Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for San Francisco 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 Francisco, California

CES employment for San Francisco peaked in February 2018 at 2,427,600. Since then 1,000 jobs have been lost in San Francisco according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,514,700 for San Francisco in December 2017. 8,742 jobs have been lost in San Francisco since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2018

San Francisco, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2018 2,426,600 -1,000 2,505,958 -6,665
February 2018 2,427,600 3,800 2,512,623 1,005
January 2018 2,423,800 7,700 2,511,618 -3,082
December 2017 2,416,100 1,300 2,514,700 4,625
November 2017 2,414,800 10,500 2,510,075 5,262
October 2017 2,404,300 4,700 2,504,813 4,890
September 2017 2,399,600 2,500 2,499,923 5,560
August 2017 2,397,100 400 2,494,363 4,711
July 2017 2,396,700 -3,500 2,489,652 4,082
June 2017 2,400,200 9,100 2,485,570 3,323
May 2017 2,391,100 6,300 2,482,247 2,887
April 2017 2,384,800 -4,000 2,479,360 3,489