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Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, California Job Growth

There were 184,300 jobs in Santa Maria, California in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 203,936 employed persons for the month. Santa Maria added 500 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 951 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Santa Maria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 184,300 +500 +6,100
CPS 203,936 +951 +8,292

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 13,300 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 19,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 217,228 for Santa Maria in December 2019. 13,292 jobs have been lost in Santa Maria since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 182,668, Santa Maria has added 21,268 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Santa Maria, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 184,300 500 203,936 951
June 2021 183,800 1,200 202,985 687
May 2021 182,600 700 202,298 254
April 2021 181,900 1,600 202,044 -308
March 2021 180,300 1,600 202,352 -367
February 2021 178,700 -600 202,719 -530
January 2021 179,300 -1,300 203,249 -444
December 2020 180,600 -600 203,693 751
November 2020 181,200 -100 202,942 996
October 2020 181,300 -100 201,946 1,352
September 2020 181,400 1,900 200,594 2,006
August 2020 179,500 1,300 198,588 2,944