Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, California Job Growth
There were 179,400 jobs in Santa Maria, California in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 200,350 employed persons for the month. Santa Maria added 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 681 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Santa Maria 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 Maria, California Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Santa Maria 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 Maria, California
CES employment for Santa Maria peaked in December 2019 at 197,600. Since then 18,200 jobs have been lost in Santa Maria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 165,000 in April 2020, Santa Maria has gained 14,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 211,337 for Santa Maria in December 2019. 10,987 jobs have been lost in Santa Maria since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 181,276, Santa Maria has added 19,074 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Santa Maria, California Employment History