Department of Numbers

Amarillo, Texas Job Growth

There were 122,000 jobs in Amarillo, Texas in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 128,880 employed persons for the month. Amarillo lost 100 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 293 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Amarillo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 122,000 -100 +1,500
CPS 128,880 +293 +1,479

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 400 jobs have been lost in Amarillo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 121,400 in June 2017, Amarillo has gained 600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2017 for Amarillo is at a new high of 128,880.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Amarillo, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 122,000 -100 128,880 293
October 2017 122,100 700 128,587 16
September 2017 121,400 -600 128,571 288
August 2017 122,000 600 128,283 282
July 2017 121,400 0 128,001 -226
June 2017 121,400 -300 128,227 -131
May 2017 121,700 200 128,358 -180
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