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Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, California Job Growth

There were 174,900 jobs in Santa Maria, California in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 201,339 employed persons for the month. Santa Maria lost 0 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 42 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Santa Maria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 174,900 0 -14,000
CPS 201,339 -42 -9,889

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 14,400 jobs have been lost in Santa Maria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 159,300 in May 2020, Santa Maria has gained 15,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 211,337 for Santa Maria in December 2019. 9,998 jobs have been lost in Santa Maria since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 181,276, Santa Maria has added 20,063 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Santa Maria, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 174,900 0 201,339 -42
October 2020 174,900 500 201,381 8,595
September 2020 174,400 2,800 192,786 281
August 2020 171,600 4,800 192,505 5,621
July 2020 166,800 -600 186,884 -159
June 2020 167,400 8,100 187,043 5,767
May 2020 159,300 -800 181,276 -606
April 2020 160,100 -26,500 181,882 -22,768
March 2020 186,600 -2,700 204,650 -6,057
February 2020 189,300 300 210,707 -329
January 2020 189,000 400 211,036 -301
December 2019 188,600 -300 211,337 109