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

There were 102,300 jobs in San Luis Obispo, California in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 115,556 employed persons for the month. San Luis Obispo lost 19,000 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 19,874 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Luis Obispo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 102,300 -19,000 -17,200
CPS 115,556 -19,874 -20,837

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 peaked in February 2020 at 121,700. Since then 19,400 jobs have been lost in San Luis Obispo according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 137,872 for San Luis Obispo in December 2019. 22,316 jobs have been lost in San Luis Obispo since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

San Luis Obispo, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 102,300 -19,000 115,556 -19,874
March 2020 121,300 -400 135,430 -2,372
February 2020 121,700 100 137,802 109
January 2020 121,600 500 137,693 -179
December 2019 121,100 600 137,872 178
November 2019 120,500 -200 137,694 198
October 2019 120,700 600 137,496 220
September 2019 120,100 -1,200 137,276 222
August 2019 121,300 1,300 137,054 214
July 2019 120,000 300 136,840 201
June 2019 119,700 -200 136,639 160
May 2019 119,900 400 136,479 86