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San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California Job Growth

There were 1,126,700 jobs in San Jose, California in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,049,512 employed persons for the month. San Jose added 1,800 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 654 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Jose job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,126,700 +1,800 +34,500
CPS 1,049,512 +654 +19,079

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 May 2018 is at a new high of 1,126,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,051,495 for San Jose in February 2018. 1,983 jobs have been lost in San Jose since then according to the household survey. From a April 2018 low of 1,048,858, San Jose has added 654 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

San Jose, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 1,126,700 1,800 1,049,512 654
April 2018 1,124,900 5,700 1,048,858 -866
March 2018 1,119,200 0 1,049,724 -1,771
February 2018 1,119,200 2,800 1,051,495 3,270
January 2018 1,116,400 3,500 1,048,225 -1,342
December 2017 1,112,900 2,900 1,049,567 3,030
November 2017 1,110,000 2,400 1,046,537 2,671
October 2017 1,107,600 6,100 1,043,866 1,856
September 2017 1,101,500 1,200 1,042,010 1,553
August 2017 1,100,300 -1,900 1,040,457 2,423
July 2017 1,102,200 6,100 1,038,034 3,876
June 2017 1,096,100 3,900 1,034,158 3,725