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San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, California Job Growth

There were 119,500 jobs in San Luis Obispo, California in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 139,376 employed persons for the month. San Luis Obispo added 500 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 922 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Luis Obispo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 119,500 +500 +1,400
CPS 139,376 +922 +1,615

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

San Luis Obispo, California Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for San Luis Obispo 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 Luis Obispo, California

CES employment for San Luis Obispo in October 2018 is at a new high of 119,500.

CPS employment in October 2018 for San Luis Obispo is at a new high of 139,376.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

San Luis Obispo, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 119,500 500 139,376 922
September 2018 119,000 300 138,454 963
August 2018 118,700 300 137,491 -611
July 2018 118,400 0 138,102 416
June 2018 118,400 -200 137,686 -226
May 2018 118,600 0 137,912 9
April 2018 118,600 300 137,903 -379
March 2018 118,300 0 138,282 -582
February 2018 118,300 100 138,864 446
January 2018 118,200 -300 138,418 139
December 2017 118,500 300 138,279 297
November 2017 118,200 100 137,982 221