Department of Numbers

Texas Job Growth

There were 12,126,300 jobs in Texas in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 12,789,504 employed persons for the month. Texas added 20,900 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 43,909 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Texas job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 12,126,300 +20,900 +210,800
CPS 12,789,504 +43,909 +266,114

Texas Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Texas 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 in Texas

CES employment in November 2016 for Texas is at a new high of 12,126,300.

CPS employment in Texas for November 2016 is at a new high of 12,789,504.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 12,126,300 20,900 12,789,504 43,909
October 2016 12,105,400 17,800 12,745,595 27,033
September 2016 12,087,600 41,100 12,718,562 28,608
August 2016 12,046,500 14,500 12,689,954 7,700
July 2016 12,032,000 34,100 12,682,254 -23,712
June 2016 11,997,900 17,800 12,705,966 -18,786
May 2016 11,980,100 6,600 12,724,752 9,155
April 2016 11,973,500 11,900 12,715,597 19,129
March 2016 11,961,600 -9,400 12,696,468 55,402
February 2016 11,971,000 8,700 12,641,066 67,533
January 2016 11,962,300 31,200 12,573,533 41,658
December 2015 11,931,100 15,600 12,531,875 8,485