Department of Numbers

Abilene, Texas Job Growth

There were 68,900 jobs in Abilene, Texas in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,058 employed persons for the month. Abilene added 500 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 371 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Abilene job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 68,900 +500 +200
CPS 72,058 +371 +380

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Abilene, Texas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Abilene 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 for Abilene, Texas

CES employment for Abilene in November 2017 is at a new high of 68,900.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,214 for Abilene in September 2008. 7,156 jobs have been lost in Abilene since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 70,489, Abilene has added 1,569 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Abilene, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 68,900 500 72,058 371
October 2017 68,400 300 71,687 169
September 2017 68,100 -100 71,518 449
August 2017 68,200 500 71,069 47
July 2017 67,700 -400 71,022 -320
June 2017 68,100 100 71,342 -335
May 2017 68,000 200 71,677 -418
April 2017 67,800 -200 72,095 160
March 2017 68,000 100 71,935 290
February 2017 67,900 500 71,645 364
January 2017 67,400 -700 71,281 -304
December 2016 68,100 -600 71,585 -93