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.
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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 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
Santa Maria, California Employment History