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Abilene, Texas Job Growth

There were 67,800 jobs in Abilene, Texas in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 71,615 employed persons for the month. Abilene lost 0 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 480 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Abilene job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 67,800 0 +700
CPS 71,615 -480 +459

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 900 jobs have been lost in Abilene according to the employer survey. From a trough of 67,400 in January 2017, Abilene has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,214 for Abilene in September 2008. 7,599 jobs have been lost in Abilene since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 70,489, Abilene has added 1,126 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Abilene, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 67,800 0 71,615 -480
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
November 2016 68,700 300 71,678 -93
October 2016 68,400 300 71,771 -52
September 2016 68,100 100 71,823 46
August 2016 68,000 100 71,777 187
July 2016 67,900 600 71,590 267
June 2016 67,300 200 71,323 167