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.
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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 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
Santa Maria, California Employment History