Department of Numbers

Texas Job Growth

There were 12,445,200 jobs in Texas in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 12,968,440 employed persons for the month. Texas added 54,500 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 57,838 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Texas job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 12,445,200 +54,500 +330,600
CPS 12,968,440 +57,838 +256,733

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 2017 for Texas is at a new high of 12,445,200.

CPS employment in Texas for November 2017 is at a new high of 12,968,440.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 12,445,200 54,500 12,968,440 57,838
October 2017 12,390,700 67,300 12,910,602 43,386
September 2017 12,323,400 -5,000 12,867,216 50,855
August 2017 12,328,400 0 12,816,361 -11,067
July 2017 12,328,400 21,700 12,827,428 -20,711
June 2017 12,306,700 40,600 12,848,139 -22,657
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