Department of Numbers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, California Job Growth

There were 189,700 jobs in Santa Maria, California in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 209,612 employed persons for the month. Santa Maria added 700 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 264 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Santa Maria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 189,700 +700 +6,100
CPS 209,612 -264 +1,426

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 July 2019 is at a new high of 189,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 211,493 for Santa Maria in March 2019. 1,881 jobs have been lost in Santa Maria since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Santa Maria, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 189,700 700 209,612 -264
June 2019 189,000 1,200 209,876 -535
May 2019 187,800 500 210,411 -564
April 2019 187,300 200 210,975 -518
March 2019 187,100 200 211,493 83
February 2019 186,900 -400 211,410 539
January 2019 187,300 500 210,871 780
December 2018 186,800 900 210,091 -16
November 2018 185,900 800 210,107 145
October 2018 185,100 1,100 209,962 550
September 2018 184,000 200 209,412 641
August 2018 183,800 200 208,771 585