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

There were 118,400 jobs in San Luis Obispo, California in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 138,584 employed persons for the month. San Luis Obispo added 200 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 849 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Luis Obispo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 118,400 +200 +2,100
CPS 138,584 +849 +3,387

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 2017 at 118,500. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in San Luis Obispo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 118,200 in January 2018, San Luis Obispo has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in February 2018 for San Luis Obispo is at a new high of 138,584.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

San Luis Obispo, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 118,400 200 138,584 849
January 2018 118,200 -300 137,735 1,328
December 2017 118,500 300 136,407 37
November 2017 118,200 100 136,370 419
October 2017 118,100 700 135,951 -358
September 2017 117,400 1,400 136,309 1,284
August 2017 116,000 -1,300 135,025 -630
July 2017 117,300 -800 135,655 167
June 2017 118,100 1,200 135,488 147
May 2017 116,900 200 135,341 -208
April 2017 116,700 300 135,549 181
March 2017 116,400 100 135,368 171