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

There were 120,100 jobs in San Luis Obispo, California in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 136,508 employed persons for the month. San Luis Obispo added 800 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 80 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Luis Obispo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 120,100 +800 +2,500
CPS 136,508 -80 +124

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 July 2019 is at a new high of 120,100.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 137,994 for San Luis Obispo in February 2019. 1,486 jobs have been lost in San Luis Obispo since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

San Luis Obispo, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 120,100 800 136,508 -80
June 2019 119,300 300 136,588 -359
May 2019 119,000 100 136,947 -442
April 2019 118,900 100 137,389 -390
March 2019 118,800 900 137,779 -215
February 2019 117,900 -600 137,994 33
January 2019 118,500 -500 137,961 309
December 2018 119,000 300 137,652 -21
November 2018 118,700 100 137,673 103
October 2018 118,600 800 137,570 387
September 2018 117,800 0 137,183 444
August 2018 117,800 200 136,739 355