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San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California Job Growth

There were 1,083,200 jobs in San Jose, California in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,020,224 employed persons for the month. San Jose added 5,200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 342 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Jose job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,083,200 +5,200 -68,800
CPS 1,020,224 -342 -43,927

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

San Jose, California Employment Changes

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

CES employment for San Jose peaked in February 2020 at 1,157,800. Since then 74,600 jobs have been lost in San Jose according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,007,200 in April 2020, San Jose has gained 76,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,065,378 for San Jose in December 2019. 45,154 jobs have been lost in San Jose since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 930,036, San Jose has added 90,188 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

San Jose, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 1,083,200 5,200 1,020,224 -342
October 2020 1,078,000 9,000 1,020,566 49,720
September 2020 1,069,000 12,400 970,846 2,417
August 2020 1,056,600 6,100 968,429 12,039
July 2020 1,050,500 600 956,390 -1,402
June 2020 1,049,900 32,100 957,792 27,756
May 2020 1,017,800 10,600 930,036 -1,530
April 2020 1,007,200 -136,900 931,566 -109,466
March 2020 1,144,100 -13,700 1,041,032 -21,042
February 2020 1,157,800 1,500 1,062,074 -879
January 2020 1,156,300 3,100 1,062,953 -2,425
December 2019 1,153,200 1,200 1,065,378 1,227