San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California Job Growth
There were 1,016,000 jobs in San Jose, California in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 926,296 employed persons for the month. San Jose lost 128,100 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 114,736 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Jose job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 141,800 jobs have been lost in San Jose according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,065,378 for San Jose in December 2019. 139,082 jobs have been lost in San Jose since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
San Jose, California Employment History