Department of Numbers

Texas Job Growth

There were 12,215,100 jobs in Texas in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 12,842,241 employed persons for the month. Texas added 9,500 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 43,213 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Texas job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 12,215,100 +9,500 +249,000
CPS 12,842,241 +43,213 +245,365

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 March 2017 for Texas is at a new high of 12,215,100.

CPS employment in Texas for March 2017 is at a new high of 12,842,241.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 12,215,100 9,500 12,842,241 43,213
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
June 2016 11,987,000 -7,900 12,628,206 12,503
May 2016 11,994,900 5,700 12,615,703 9,689
April 2016 11,989,200 23,100 12,606,014 9,138