Department of Numbers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, California Job Growth

There were 186,800 jobs in Santa Maria, California in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 212,279 employed persons for the month. Santa Maria lost 500 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 101 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Santa Maria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 186,800 -500 +3,400
CPS 212,279 +101 +3,644

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 January 2019 at 187,300. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Santa Maria according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 212,371 for Santa Maria in December 2018. 92 jobs have been lost in Santa Maria since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 212,178, Santa Maria has added 101 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Santa Maria, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 186,800 -500 212,279 101
January 2019 187,300 500 212,178 -193
December 2018 186,800 900 212,371 903
November 2018 185,900 800 211,468 1,370
October 2018 185,100 1,100 210,098 1,720
September 2018 184,000 200 208,378 1,208
August 2018 183,800 200 207,170 -371
July 2018 183,600 -300 207,541 -16
June 2018 183,900 400 207,557 -150
May 2018 183,500 600 207,707 161
April 2018 182,900 -300 207,546 -617
March 2018 183,200 -200 208,163 -472