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San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, California Job Growth

There were 2,297,400 jobs in San Francisco, California in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,309,958 employed persons for the month. San Francisco added 9,500 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 8,537 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Francisco job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,297,400 +9,500 +109,900
CPS 2,309,958 +8,537 +125,829

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 2020 at 2,514,400. Since then 217,000 jobs have been lost in San Francisco according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,105,200 in April 2020, San Francisco has gained 192,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,515,847 for San Francisco in February 2020. 205,889 jobs have been lost in San Francisco since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,108,841, San Francisco has added 201,117 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

San Francisco, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 2,297,400 9,500 2,309,958 8,537
June 2021 2,287,900 9,400 2,301,421 4,498
May 2021 2,278,500 11,000 2,296,923 1,420
April 2021 2,267,500 10,900 2,295,503 -3,498
March 2021 2,256,600 13,800 2,299,001 2,584
February 2021 2,242,800 17,800 2,296,417 26,795
January 2021 2,225,000 -1,000 2,269,622 2,278
December 2020 2,226,000 -2,600 2,267,344 216
November 2020 2,228,600 5,800 2,267,128 586
October 2020 2,222,800 11,100 2,266,542 73,023
September 2020 2,211,700 8,000 2,193,519 4,047
August 2020 2,203,700 16,200 2,189,472 5,343