Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California Job Growth
There were 85,800 jobs in Santa Cruz, California in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 109,508 employed persons for the month. Santa Cruz lost 1,200 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 3,678 (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 April 2019 at 107,200. Since then 21,400 jobs have been lost in Santa Cruz according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 143,385 for Santa Cruz in February 2001. 33,877 jobs have been lost in Santa Cruz since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Santa Cruz, California Employment History