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Austin-Round Rock, Texas Job Growth

There were 997,900 jobs in Austin, Texas in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,074,693 employed persons for the month. Austin added 1,500 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,084 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Austin job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 997,900 +1,500 +19,300
CPS 1,074,693 +3,084 +26,910

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 peaked in July 2016 at 1,000,300. Since then 2,400 jobs have been lost in Austin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 993,500 in September 2016, Austin has gained 4,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,076,280 for Austin in August 2016. 1,587 jobs have been lost in Austin since then according to the household survey. From a October 2016 low of 1,071,609, Austin has added 3,084 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Austin, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 997,900 1,500 1,074,693 3,084
October 2016 996,400 2,900 1,071,609 -2,481
September 2016 993,500 -3,300 1,074,090 -2,190
August 2016 996,800 -3,500 1,076,280 1,287
July 2016 1,000,300 6,200 1,074,993 6,029
June 2016 994,100 6,600 1,068,964 5,186
May 2016 987,500 2,300 1,063,778 3,498
April 2016 985,200 -1,100 1,060,280 -1,699
March 2016 986,300 1,900 1,061,979 2,772
February 2016 984,400 1,400 1,059,207 5,584
January 2016 983,000 2,200 1,053,623 2,177
December 2015 980,800 2,200 1,051,446 3,663