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Abilene, Texas Job Growth

There were 69,300 jobs in Abilene, Texas in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 73,031 employed persons for the month. Abilene lost 200 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 121 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Abilene job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,300 -200 +800
CPS 73,031 +121 +1,151

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 October 2016 at 69,500. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Abilene according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,214 for Abilene in September 2008. 6,183 jobs have been lost in Abilene since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 70,489, Abilene has added 2,542 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Abilene, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 69,300 -200 73,031 121
October 2016 69,500 100 72,910 65
September 2016 69,400 300 72,845 23
August 2016 69,100 -300 72,822 92
July 2016 69,400 500 72,730 96
June 2016 68,900 300 72,634 -111
May 2016 68,600 -300 72,745 -337
April 2016 68,900 300 73,082 -144
March 2016 68,600 -200 73,226 174
February 2016 68,800 0 73,052 684
January 2016 68,800 200 72,368 451
December 2015 68,600 100 71,917 37