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Abilene, Texas Job Growth

There were 68,100 jobs in Abilene, Texas in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 71,944 employed persons for the month. Abilene added 700 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 66 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Abilene job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 68,100 +700 0
CPS 71,944 +66 -1,108

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 peaked in November 2016 at 68,700. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Abilene according to the employer survey. From a trough of 67,400 in January 2017, Abilene has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,214 for Abilene in September 2008. 7,270 jobs have been lost in Abilene since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 70,489, Abilene has added 1,455 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Abilene, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 68,100 700 71,944 66
January 2017 67,400 -700 71,878 -1,090
December 2016 68,100 -600 72,968 -22
November 2016 68,700 300 72,990 80
October 2016 68,400 300 72,910 65
September 2016 68,100 100 72,845 23
August 2016 68,000 100 72,822 92
July 2016 67,900 600 72,730 96
June 2016 67,300 200 72,634 -111
May 2016 67,100 -300 72,745 -337
April 2016 67,400 -200 73,082 -144
March 2016 67,600 -500 73,226 174