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.
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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 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
Santa Maria, California Employment History