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Amarillo, Texas Job Growth

There were 121,900 jobs in Amarillo, Texas in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 128,448 employed persons for the month. Amarillo added 400 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 90 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Amarillo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 121,900 +400 +1,700
CPS 128,448 -90 +1,132

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

Amarillo, Texas Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Amarillo peaked in February 2017 at 122,400. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Amarillo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 121,500 in April 2017, Amarillo has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 128,538 for Amarillo in April 2017. 90 jobs have been lost in Amarillo since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Amarillo, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 121,900 400 128,448 -90
April 2017 121,500 -900 128,538 26
March 2017 122,400 0 128,512 384
February 2017 122,400 600 128,128 462
January 2017 121,800 1,000 127,666 196
December 2016 120,800 300 127,470 69
November 2016 120,500 200 127,401 102
October 2016 120,300 -100 127,299 4
September 2016 120,400 100 127,295 -40
August 2016 120,300 -200 127,335 33
July 2016 120,500 500 127,302 24
June 2016 120,000 -200 127,278 -38