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San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, California Job Growth

There were 2,469,200 jobs in San Francisco, California in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,473,899 employed persons for the month. San Francisco lost 400 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,712 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Francisco job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,469,200 -400 +110,600
CPS 2,473,899 +3,712 +111,678

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 2,523,600. Since then 54,400 jobs have been lost in San Francisco according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,115,100 in April 2020, San Francisco has gained 354,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,541,622 for San Francisco in February 2020. 67,723 jobs have been lost in San Francisco since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 2,101,485, San Francisco has added 372,414 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

San Francisco, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 2,469,200 -400 2,473,899 3,712
August 2022 2,469,600 2,400 2,470,187 6,806
July 2022 2,467,200 12,800 2,463,381 5,001
June 2022 2,454,400 9,300 2,458,380 6,149
May 2022 2,445,100 8,200 2,452,231 10,654
April 2022 2,436,900 8,300 2,441,577 14,109
March 2022 2,428,600 9,100 2,427,468 17,965
February 2022 2,419,500 13,800 2,409,503 15,937
January 2022 2,405,700 8,400 2,393,566 15,889
December 2021 2,397,300 14,700 2,377,677 -1,884
November 2021 2,382,600 11,800 2,379,561 2,317
October 2021 2,370,800 12,200 2,377,244 15,023