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San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California Job Growth

There were 1,149,700 jobs in San Jose, California in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,043,286 employed persons for the month. San Jose added 4,300 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 6,093 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Jose job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,149,700 +4,300 +59,300
CPS 1,043,286 +6,093 +65,661

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 22,800 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 138,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,066,516 for San Jose in February 2020. 23,230 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 132,853 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

San Jose, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 1,149,700 4,300 1,043,286 6,093
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
September 2021 1,114,500 -1,200 1,011,240 8,418
August 2021 1,115,700 10,000 1,002,822 8,633
July 2021 1,105,700 13,800 994,189 7,392
June 2021 1,091,900 -1,800 986,797 5,157
May 2021 1,093,700 3,300 981,640 4,015