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

There were 105,500 jobs in San Luis Obispo, California in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 124,968 employed persons for the month. San Luis Obispo added 900 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 205 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Luis Obispo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 105,500 +900 -15,000
CPS 124,968 -205 -12,726

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 16,200 jobs have been lost in San Luis Obispo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 98,200 in May 2020, San Luis Obispo has gained 7,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 137,872 for San Luis Obispo in December 2019. 12,904 jobs have been lost in San Luis Obispo since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 113,507, San Luis Obispo has added 11,461 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

San Luis Obispo, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 105,500 900 124,968 -205
October 2020 104,600 -1,100 125,173 4,784
September 2020 105,700 -800 120,389 -23
August 2020 106,500 1,400 120,412 125
July 2020 105,100 2,400 120,287 2,941
June 2020 102,700 4,500 117,346 3,839
May 2020 98,200 -1,500 113,507 -269
April 2020 99,700 -21,600 113,776 -21,654
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