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

There were 117,500 jobs in San Luis Obispo, California in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 133,086 employed persons for the month. San Luis Obispo lost 1,400 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 13 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Luis Obispo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 117,500 -1,400 +5,500
CPS 133,086 +13 +8,026

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 August 2019 at 121,200. Since then 3,700 jobs have been lost in San Luis Obispo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 96,700 in April 2020, San Luis Obispo has gained 20,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 136,458 for San Luis Obispo in February 2020. 3,372 jobs have been lost in San Luis Obispo since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 109,173, San Luis Obispo has added 23,913 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

San Luis Obispo, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 117,500 -1,400 133,086 13
March 2022 118,900 1,200 133,073 485
February 2022 117,700 1,000 132,588 323
January 2022 116,700 -600 132,265 409
December 2021 117,300 -1,100 131,856 -63
November 2021 118,400 1,300 131,919 65
October 2021 117,100 -100 131,854 528
September 2021 117,200 -300 131,326 708
August 2021 117,500 1,700 130,618 686
July 2021 115,800 3,900 129,932 4,100
June 2021 111,900 -500 125,832 412
May 2021 112,400 400 125,420 360