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Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, California Job Growth

There were 165,400 jobs in Santa Maria, California in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 184,909 employed persons for the month. Santa Maria lost 21,200 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 19,741 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Santa Maria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 165,400 -21,200 -21,900
CPS 184,909 -19,741 -23,946

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 February 2020 at 189,300. Since then 23,900 jobs have been lost in Santa Maria according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 211,337 for Santa Maria in December 2019. 26,428 jobs have been lost in Santa Maria since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Santa Maria, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 165,400 -21,200 184,909 -19,741
March 2020 186,600 -2,700 204,650 -6,057
February 2020 189,300 300 210,707 -329
January 2020 189,000 400 211,036 -301
December 2019 188,600 -300 211,337 109
November 2019 188,900 400 211,228 178
October 2019 188,500 700 211,050 207
September 2019 187,800 -400 210,843 240
August 2019 188,200 500 210,603 328
July 2019 187,700 -300 210,275 434
June 2019 188,000 500 209,841 500
May 2019 187,500 200 209,341 486