Department of Numbers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, California Job Growth

There were 184,900 jobs in Santa Maria, California in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 210,010 employed persons for the month. Santa Maria added 400 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,632 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Santa Maria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 184,900 +400 +100
CPS 210,010 +1,632 +418

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 June 2018 at 185,200. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Santa Maria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 184,000 in July 2018, Santa Maria has gained 900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Santa Maria is at a new high of 210,010.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Santa Maria, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 184,900 400 210,010 1,632
September 2018 184,500 500 208,378 1,208
August 2018 184,000 0 207,170 -371
July 2018 184,000 -1,200 207,541 -16
June 2018 185,200 200 207,557 -150
May 2018 185,000 400 207,707 161
April 2018 184,600 500 207,546 -617
March 2018 184,100 -300 208,163 -472
February 2018 184,400 600 208,635 626
January 2018 183,800 -600 208,009 -1,016
December 2017 184,400 -300 209,025 -330
November 2017 184,700 -100 209,355 -237