Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, California Job Growth
There were 184,900 jobs in Santa Maria, California in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 210,010 employed persons for the month. Santa Maria added 400 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,632 (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 June 2018 at 185,200. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Santa Maria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 184,000 in July 2018, Santa Maria has gained 900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in October 2018 for Santa Maria is at a new high of 210,010.
Employment: CES, CPS
Santa Maria, California Employment History