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San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California Job Growth

There were 1,172,000 jobs in San Jose, California in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,059,275 employed persons for the month. San Jose added 600 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,884 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Jose job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,172,000 +600 +57,500
CPS 1,059,275 +2,884 +48,035

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 1,172,500. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in San Jose according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,011,400 in April 2020, San Jose has gained 160,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,066,516 for San Jose in February 2020. 7,241 jobs have been lost in San Jose since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 910,433, San Jose has added 148,842 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

San Jose, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 1,172,000 600 1,059,275 2,884
August 2022 1,171,400 3,500 1,056,391 3,858
July 2022 1,167,900 7,200 1,052,533 3,097
June 2022 1,160,700 9,000 1,049,436 2,324
May 2022 1,151,700 3,100 1,047,112 4,079
April 2022 1,148,600 3,200 1,043,033 5,840
March 2022 1,145,400 5,200 1,037,193 7,181
February 2022 1,140,200 5,200 1,030,012 5,875
January 2022 1,135,000 1,000 1,024,137 6,102
December 2021 1,134,000 7,100 1,018,035 -745
November 2021 1,126,900 3,400 1,018,780 1,100
October 2021 1,123,500 9,000 1,017,680 6,440