Department of Numbers

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, California Job Growth

There were 2,467,900 jobs in San Francisco, California in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,577,133 employed persons for the month. San Francisco added 9,700 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 10,854 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Francisco job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,467,900 +9,700 +51,800
CPS 2,577,133 +10,854 +62,433

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 in December 2018 is at a new high of 2,467,900.

CPS employment in December 2018 for San Francisco is at a new high of 2,577,133.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

San Francisco, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 2,467,900 9,700 2,577,133 10,854
November 2018 2,458,200 9,300 2,566,279 18,714
October 2018 2,448,900 900 2,547,565 15,815
September 2018 2,448,000 3,000 2,531,750 20,073
August 2018 2,445,000 6,500 2,511,677 2,854
July 2018 2,438,500 4,200 2,508,823 14,655
June 2018 2,434,300 -1,600 2,494,168 -2,673
May 2018 2,435,900 3,100 2,496,841 -1,006
April 2018 2,432,800 4,100 2,497,847 -8,136
March 2018 2,428,700 1,100 2,505,983 -6,640
February 2018 2,427,600 3,800 2,512,623 1,005
January 2018 2,423,800 7,700 2,511,618 -3,082