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Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, California Job Growth

There were 184,300 jobs in Santa Maria, California in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 208,093 employed persons for the month. Santa Maria added 500 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 596 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Santa Maria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 184,300 +500 +3,500
CPS 208,093 +596 +1,308

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 October 2017 at 184,800. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Santa Maria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 183,800 in January 2018, Santa Maria has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 210,125 for Santa Maria in November 2017. 2,032 jobs have been lost in Santa Maria since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 207,497, Santa Maria has added 596 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Santa Maria, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 184,300 500 208,093 596
January 2018 183,800 -600 207,497 -1,861
December 2017 184,400 -300 209,358 -767
November 2017 184,700 -100 210,125 533
October 2017 184,800 1,600 209,592 1,790
September 2017 183,200 800 207,802 2,049
August 2017 182,400 -100 205,753 -17
July 2017 182,500 200 205,770 -69
June 2017 182,300 600 205,839 -930
May 2017 181,700 0 206,769 -117
April 2017 181,700 700 206,886 296
March 2017 181,000 200 206,590 -195