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San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California Job Growth

There were 1,091,100 jobs in San Jose, California in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 993,547 employed persons for the month. San Jose added 4,600 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,253 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Jose job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,091,100 +4,600 +38,700
CPS 993,547 +2,253 +46,618

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 1,166,700. Since then 75,600 jobs have been lost in San Jose according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,013,100 in April 2020, San Jose has gained 78,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,059,503 for San Jose in February 2020. 65,956 jobs have been lost in San Jose since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 915,505, San Jose has added 78,042 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

San Jose, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 1,091,100 4,600 993,547 2,253
June 2021 1,086,500 4,100 991,294 -45
May 2021 1,082,400 1,700 991,339 -294
April 2021 1,080,700 5,200 991,633 -2,439
March 2021 1,075,500 5,400 994,072 -1,267
February 2021 1,070,100 10,800 995,339 14,503
January 2021 1,059,300 -2,800 980,836 203
December 2020 1,062,100 -2,600 980,633 -70
November 2020 1,064,700 2,400 980,703 -19
October 2020 1,062,300 -1,200 980,722 28,363
September 2020 1,063,500 5,000 952,359 2,192
August 2020 1,058,500 6,100 950,167 3,238