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Austin-Round Rock, Texas Job Growth

There were 1,023,100 jobs in Austin, Texas in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,094,612 employed persons for the month. Austin lost 0 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,863 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Austin job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,023,100 0 +28,300
CPS 1,094,612 -1,863 +25,028

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

Austin, Texas Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Austin in April 2017 is at a new high of 1,023,100.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,096,475 for Austin in April 2017. 1,863 jobs have been lost in Austin since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Austin, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 1,023,100 0 1,094,612 -1,863
April 2017 1,023,100 800 1,096,475 3,471
March 2017 1,022,300 6,800 1,093,004 4,196
February 2017 1,015,500 -3,200 1,088,808 675
January 2017 1,018,700 1,000 1,088,133 993
December 2016 1,017,700 4,400 1,087,140 1,653
November 2016 1,013,300 1,800 1,085,487 1,300
October 2016 1,011,500 5,600 1,084,187 2,169
September 2016 1,005,900 1,500 1,082,018 2,341
August 2016 1,004,400 1,400 1,079,677 2,115
July 2016 1,003,000 6,400 1,077,562 3,653
June 2016 996,600 1,800 1,073,909 4,325