Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California Job Growth
There were 104,800 jobs in Santa Cruz, California in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 135,496 employed persons for the month. Santa Cruz added 100 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 112 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Santa Cruz job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Santa Cruz, California Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz, California
CES employment for Santa Cruz peaked in June 2019 at 104,900. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Santa Cruz according to the employer survey. From a trough of 104,700 in July 2019, Santa Cruz has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 143,385 for Santa Cruz in February 2001. 7,889 jobs have been lost in Santa Cruz since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 120,207, Santa Cruz has added 15,289 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Santa Cruz, California Employment History