Department of Numbers

Texas Job Growth

There were 12,306,300 jobs in Texas in June 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 12,848,980 employed persons for the month. Texas added 40,200 jobs in June 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 21,816 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Texas job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey June 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 12,306,300 +40,200 +319,300
CPS 12,848,980 -21,816 +220,774

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 June 2017 for Texas is at a new high of 12,306,300.

CPS employment in Texas reached a maximum of 12,872,506 in April 2017. 23,526 jobs have been lost in Texas since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2017

Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2017 12,306,300 40,200 12,848,980 -21,816
May 2017 12,266,100 19,400 12,870,796 -1,710
April 2017 12,246,700 29,000 12,872,506 29,930
March 2017 12,217,700 12,100 12,842,576 43,548
February 2017 12,205,600 14,100 12,799,028 41,236
January 2017 12,191,500 53,700 12,757,792 34,503
December 2016 12,137,800 23,200 12,723,289 11,582
November 2016 12,114,600 35,800 12,711,707 14,364
October 2016 12,078,800 13,800 12,697,343 16,522
September 2016 12,065,000 29,700 12,680,821 18,059
August 2016 12,035,300 2,400 12,662,762 18,357
July 2016 12,032,900 45,900 12,644,405 16,199