All 4 of the largest MSAs (metropolitan statistical areas) in California experienced a decrease in job openings for the month of August.

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana

The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana MSA experienced a decrease of 24,282 job openings in September 2014, a -17.73% change from August 2014.

Month Total Openings Percent Monthly Change Percent Yearly Change
Oct-13 116,232 7.74 -3.08
Nov-13 99,534 -14.37 -3.08
Dec-13 94,076 -5.48 -3.08
Jan-14 113,912 21.09 -3.08
Feb-14 108,563 -4.7 -3.08
Mar-14 110,825 2.08 -3.08
Apr-14 137,352 23.94 -3.08
May-14 129,540 -5.69 -3.08
Jun-14 129,782 0.19 -3.08
Jul-14 137,333 5.82 -3.08
Aug-14 136,939 -0.29 -3.08
Sep-14 112,657 -17.73 -3.08

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont

The San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont MSA experienced a decrease of 10,642 job openings in September 2014, a -15.38% change from August 2014.

Month Total Openings Percent Monthly Change Percent Yearly Change
Oct-13 58,926 8.92 -0.61
Nov-13 50,552 -14.21 -0.61
Dec-13 47,699 -5.64 -0.61
Jan-14 57,523 20.59 -0.61
Feb-14 55,345 -3.79 -0.61
Mar-14 56,460 2.01 -0.61
Apr-14 69,647 23.36 -0.61
May-14 65,783 -5.55 -0.61
Jun-14 66,213 0.65 -0.61
Jul-14 69,790 5.4 -0.61
Aug-14 69,209 -0.83 -0.61
Sep-14 58,567 -15.38 -0.61

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario

The Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario MSA experienced a decrease of 11,906 job openings in September 2014, a -22.93% change from August 2014.

Month Total Openings Percent Monthly Change Percent Yearly Change
Oct-13 43,869 6.87 -8.78
Nov-13 37,771 -13.9 -8.78
Dec-13 35,578 -5.81 -8.78
Jan-14 42,940 20.69 -8.78
Feb-14 40,977 -4.57 -8.78
Mar-14 41,811 2.03 -8.78
Apr-14 51,583 23.37 -8.78
May-14 48,935 -5.13 -8.78
Jun-14 49,141 0.42 -8.78
Jul-14 52,360 6.55 -8.78
Aug-14 51,924 -0.83 -8.78
Sep-14 40,018 -22.93 -8.78

 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos

The San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos MSA experienced a decrease of 7,664 job openings in September 2014, a -15.64% change from August 2014.

Month Total Openings Percent Monthly Change Percent Yearly Change
Oct-13 41,147 8.09 0.48
Nov-13 35,358 -14.07 0.48
Dec-13 33,336 -5.72 0.48
Jan-14 40,242 20.72 0.48
Feb-14 38,895 -3.35 0.48
Mar-14 39,795 2.31 0.48
Apr-14 48,989 23.1 0.48
May-14 46,354 -5.38 0.48
Jun-14 46,681 0.71 0.48
Jul-14 49,258 5.52 0.48
Aug-14 49,007 -0.51 0.48
Sep-14 41,343 -15.64 0.48

Source: BLS