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Stockton-Lodi, California Job Growth

There were 244,200 jobs in Stockton, California in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 304,909 employed persons for the month. Stockton added 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 237 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Stockton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 244,200 +100 -8,400
CPS 304,909 -237 -3,411

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Stockton, California Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Stockton 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 Stockton, California

CES employment for Stockton peaked in February 2020 at 252,600. Since then 8,400 jobs have been lost in Stockton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 224,500 in April 2020, Stockton has gained 19,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 309,057 for Stockton in December 2019. 4,148 jobs have been lost in Stockton since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 265,103, Stockton has added 39,806 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Stockton, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 244,200 100 304,909 -237
January 2021 244,100 -500 305,146 11,983
December 2020 244,600 -1,100 293,163 -287
November 2020 245,700 2,100 293,450 -48
October 2020 243,600 1,300 293,498 13,199
September 2020 242,300 1,500 280,299 -265
August 2020 240,800 1,700 280,564 4,877
July 2020 239,100 1,900 275,687 323
June 2020 237,200 7,100 275,364 10,261
May 2020 230,100 5,600 265,103 -6,599
April 2020 224,500 -27,100 271,702 -32,962
March 2020 251,600 -1,000 304,664 -3,656