Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, California Job Growth
There were 184,300 jobs in Santa Maria, California in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 208,093 employed persons for the month. Santa Maria added 500 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 596 (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 October 2017 at 184,800. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Santa Maria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 183,800 in January 2018, Santa Maria has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 210,125 for Santa Maria in November 2017. 2,032 jobs have been lost in Santa Maria since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 207,497, Santa Maria has added 596 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Santa Maria, California Employment History