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Amarillo, Texas Job Growth

There were 119,500 jobs in Amarillo, Texas in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 127,268 employed persons for the month. Amarillo lost 500 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 164 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Amarillo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 119,500 -500 +300
CPS 127,268 +164 +1,170

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 April 2016 at 120,600. Since then 1,100 jobs have been lost in Amarillo according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 127,660 for Amarillo in May 2016. 392 jobs have been lost in Amarillo since then according to the household survey. From a October 2016 low of 127,104, Amarillo has added 164 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Amarillo, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 119,500 -500 127,268 164
October 2016 120,000 100 127,104 -442
September 2016 119,900 -300 127,546 -53
August 2016 120,200 -200 127,599 216
July 2016 120,400 500 127,383 -231
June 2016 119,900 -100 127,614 -46
May 2016 120,000 -600 127,660 279
April 2016 120,600 500 127,381 89
March 2016 120,100 900 127,292 480
February 2016 119,200 100 126,812 590
January 2016 119,100 -500 126,222 27
December 2015 119,600 400 126,195 97