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

There were 117,900 jobs in San Luis Obispo, California in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 137,867 employed persons for the month. San Luis Obispo lost 600 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,017 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Luis Obispo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 117,900 -600 +500
CPS 137,867 -1,017 -997

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 December 2018 at 119,000. Since then 1,100 jobs have been lost in San Luis Obispo according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 140,663 for San Luis Obispo in December 2018. 2,796 jobs have been lost in San Luis Obispo since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

San Luis Obispo, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 117,900 -600 137,867 -1,017
January 2019 118,500 -500 138,884 -1,779
December 2018 119,000 300 140,663 159
November 2018 118,700 100 140,504 718
October 2018 118,600 800 139,786 1,332
September 2018 117,800 0 138,454 963
August 2018 117,800 200 137,491 -611
July 2018 117,600 100 138,102 416
June 2018 117,500 -100 137,686 -226
May 2018 117,600 200 137,912 9
April 2018 117,400 200 137,903 -379
March 2018 117,200 -200 138,282 -582