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San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California Job Growth

There were 1,016,000 jobs in San Jose, California in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 926,296 employed persons for the month. San Jose lost 128,100 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 114,736 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Jose job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,016,000 -128,100 -126,400
CPS 926,296 -114,736 -126,489

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 1,157,800. Since then 141,800 jobs have been lost in San Jose according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,065,378 for San Jose in December 2019. 139,082 jobs have been lost in San Jose since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

San Jose, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 1,016,000 -128,100 926,296 -114,736
March 2020 1,144,100 -13,700 1,041,032 -21,042
February 2020 1,157,800 1,500 1,062,074 -879
January 2020 1,156,300 3,100 1,062,953 -2,425
December 2019 1,153,200 1,200 1,065,378 1,227
November 2019 1,152,000 1,200 1,064,151 1,530
October 2019 1,150,800 600 1,062,621 1,815
September 2019 1,150,200 -1,600 1,060,806 2,165
August 2019 1,151,800 3,700 1,058,641 2,278
July 2019 1,148,100 2,000 1,056,363 1,855
June 2019 1,146,100 1,400 1,054,508 1,223
May 2019 1,144,700 2,300 1,053,285 500