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San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California Job Growth

There were 1,161,100 jobs in San Jose, California in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,059,351 employed persons for the month. San Jose added 4,900 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 404 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Jose job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,161,100 +4,900 +33,500
CPS 1,059,351 -404 +6,432

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 July 2019 is at a new high of 1,161,100.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,063,967 for San Jose in March 2019. 4,616 jobs have been lost in San Jose since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

San Jose, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 1,161,100 4,900 1,059,351 -404
June 2019 1,156,200 3,200 1,059,755 -2,142
May 2019 1,153,000 3,200 1,061,897 -887
April 2019 1,149,800 4,500 1,062,784 -1,183
March 2019 1,145,300 4,200 1,063,967 467
February 2019 1,141,100 2,300 1,063,500 2,000
January 2019 1,138,800 4,700 1,061,500 2,256
December 2018 1,134,100 1,500 1,059,244 -110
November 2018 1,132,600 3,300 1,059,354 321
October 2018 1,129,300 -100 1,059,033 1,695
September 2018 1,129,400 1,400 1,057,338 2,132
August 2018 1,128,000 400 1,055,206 2,287