Department of Numbers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, California Job Growth

There were 184,900 jobs in Santa Maria, California in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 207,716 employed persons for the month. Santa Maria added 300 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 170 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Santa Maria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 184,900 +300 +3,200
CPS 207,716 +170 +1,353

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 in May 2018 is at a new high of 184,900.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 209,592 for Santa Maria in October 2017. 1,876 jobs have been lost in Santa Maria since then according to the household survey. From a April 2018 low of 207,546, Santa Maria has added 170 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Santa Maria, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 184,900 300 207,716 170
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
October 2017 184,800 1,600 209,592 638
September 2017 183,200 800 208,954 1,036
August 2017 182,400 -100 207,918 582
July 2017 182,500 200 207,336 524
June 2017 182,300 600 206,812 449