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San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California Job Growth

There were 1,141,800 jobs in San Jose, California in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,066,794 employed persons for the month. San Jose added 3,000 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 4,026 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Jose job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,141,800 +3,000 +24,700
CPS 1,066,794 -4,026 +15,299

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 February 2019 is at a new high of 1,141,800.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,087,851 for San Jose in December 2018. 21,057 jobs have been lost in San Jose since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

San Jose, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 1,141,800 3,000 1,066,794 -4,026
January 2019 1,138,800 4,700 1,070,820 -17,031
December 2018 1,134,100 1,500 1,087,851 4,411
November 2018 1,132,600 3,300 1,083,440 9,092
October 2018 1,129,300 -100 1,074,348 6,243
September 2018 1,129,400 1,400 1,068,105 7,877
August 2018 1,128,000 400 1,060,228 -809
July 2018 1,127,600 1,200 1,061,037 8,302
June 2018 1,126,400 3,500 1,052,735 2,276
May 2018 1,122,900 3,200 1,050,459 1,601
April 2018 1,119,700 1,600 1,048,858 -866
March 2018 1,118,100 1,000 1,049,724 -1,771