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.
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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 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
Santa Maria, California Employment History