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San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California Job Growth

There were 1,066,700 jobs in San Jose, California in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,000,510 employed persons for the month. San Jose added 7,400 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 5,070 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Jose job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,066,700 +7,400 -100,000
CPS 1,000,510 -5,070 -61,564

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 100,000 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 53,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,065,378 for San Jose in December 2019. 64,868 jobs have been lost in San Jose since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 930,036, San Jose has added 70,474 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

San Jose, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 1,066,700 7,400 1,000,510 -5,070
January 2021 1,059,300 -2,800 1,005,580 -12,940
December 2020 1,062,100 -2,600 1,018,520 -3,606
November 2020 1,064,700 2,400 1,022,126 1,560
October 2020 1,062,300 -1,200 1,020,566 49,720
September 2020 1,063,500 5,000 970,846 2,417
August 2020 1,058,500 6,100 968,429 12,039
July 2020 1,052,400 7,100 956,390 -1,402
June 2020 1,045,300 14,200 957,792 27,756
May 2020 1,031,099 17,999 930,036 -1,530
April 2020 1,013,100 -140,600 931,566 -109,466
March 2020 1,153,700 -13,000 1,041,032 -21,042