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Austin-Round Rock, Texas Job Growth

There were 1,015,100 jobs in Austin, Texas in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,087,928 employed persons for the month. Austin lost 3,600 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,211 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Austin job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,015,100 -3,600 +27,400
CPS 1,087,928 +3,211 +28,721

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 January 2017 at 1,018,700. Since then 3,600 jobs have been lost in Austin according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in February 2017 for Austin is at a new high of 1,087,928.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Austin, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 1,015,100 -3,600 1,087,928 3,211
January 2017 1,018,700 1,000 1,084,717 9,623
December 2016 1,017,700 4,400 1,075,094 1,686
November 2016 1,013,300 1,800 1,073,408 1,799
October 2016 1,011,500 5,600 1,071,609 -2,481
September 2016 1,005,900 1,500 1,074,090 -2,190
August 2016 1,004,400 1,400 1,076,280 1,287
July 2016 1,003,000 6,400 1,074,993 6,029
June 2016 996,600 1,800 1,068,964 5,186
May 2016 994,800 2,200 1,063,778 3,498
April 2016 992,600 3,000 1,060,280 -1,699
March 2016 989,600 1,900 1,061,979 2,772