Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California Job Growth
There were 104,900 jobs in Santa Cruz, California in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 137,233 employed persons for the month. Santa Cruz added 600 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 22 (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 in May 2018 is at a new high of 104,900.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 143,299 for Santa Cruz in January 2001. 6,066 jobs have been lost in Santa Cruz since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 120,165, Santa Cruz has added 17,068 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Santa Cruz, California Employment History