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Visalia-Porterville, California Job Growth

There were 122,200 jobs in Visalia, California in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 175,141 employed persons for the month. Visalia added 1,200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 727 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Visalia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 122,200 +1,200 -9,400
CPS 175,141 +727 -10,832

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

Visalia, California Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Visalia peaked in February 2020 at 131,600. Since then 9,400 jobs have been lost in Visalia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 117,500 in April 2020, Visalia has gained 4,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 187,465 for Visalia in December 2019. 12,324 jobs have been lost in Visalia since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 153,421, Visalia has added 21,720 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Visalia, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 122,200 1,200 175,141 727
January 2021 121,000 900 174,414 469
December 2020 120,100 -3,600 173,945 139
November 2020 123,700 100 173,806 424
October 2020 123,600 -100 173,382 8,524
September 2020 123,700 700 164,858 606
August 2020 123,000 400 164,252 4,646
July 2020 122,600 1,500 159,606 377
June 2020 121,100 3,500 159,229 5,808
May 2020 117,600 100 153,421 -3,752
April 2020 117,500 -13,900 157,173 -27,875
March 2020 131,400 -200 185,048 -925