San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California Job Growth
There were 1,185,100 jobs in San Jose, California in September 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,044,667 employed persons for the month. San Jose lost 1,800 jobs in September 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 423 (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 July 2023 at 1,188,100. Since then 3,000 jobs have been lost in San Jose according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,064,787 for San Jose in January 2020. 20,120 jobs have been lost in San Jose since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 915,228, San Jose has added 129,439 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
San Jose, California Employment History