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San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California Job Growth

There were 1,142,700 jobs in San Jose, California in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,074,358 employed persons for the month. San Jose added 600 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 6,253 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Jose job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,142,700 +600 +35,100
CPS 1,074,358 +6,253 +30,492

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 in October 2018 is at a new high of 1,142,700.

CPS employment in October 2018 for San Jose is at a new high of 1,074,358.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

San Jose, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 1,142,700 600 1,074,358 6,253
September 2018 1,142,100 400 1,068,105 7,877
August 2018 1,141,700 1,900 1,060,228 -809
July 2018 1,139,800 6,800 1,061,037 8,302
June 2018 1,133,000 4,800 1,052,735 2,276
May 2018 1,128,200 3,300 1,050,459 1,601
April 2018 1,124,900 5,700 1,048,858 -866
March 2018 1,119,200 0 1,049,724 -1,771
February 2018 1,119,200 2,800 1,051,495 3,270
January 2018 1,116,400 3,500 1,048,225 -1,342
December 2017 1,112,900 2,900 1,049,567 3,030
November 2017 1,110,000 2,400 1,046,537 2,671