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.
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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
Abilene, Texas Employment History