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Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas Job Growth

There were 162,700 jobs in Beaumont, Texas in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 161,266 employed persons for the month. Beaumont lost 1,000 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,129 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Beaumont job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 162,700 -1,000 -2,200
CPS 161,266 -1,129 -4,843

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

Beaumont, Texas Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Beaumont peaked in August 2008 at 170,800. Since then 8,100 jobs have been lost in Beaumont according to the employer survey. From a trough of 159,100 in September 2009, Beaumont has gained 3,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 176,126 for Beaumont in July 2008. 14,860 jobs have been lost in Beaumont since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 160,961, Beaumont has added 305 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Beaumont, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 162,700 -1,000 161,266 -1,129
January 2017 163,700 0 162,395 -2,572
December 2016 163,700 400 164,967 -461
November 2016 163,300 -800 165,428 -170
October 2016 164,100 -400 165,598 -625
September 2016 164,500 300 166,223 302
August 2016 164,200 200 165,921 761
July 2016 164,000 500 165,160 253
June 2016 163,500 100 164,907 -23
May 2016 163,400 -1,400 164,930 -21
April 2016 164,800 300 164,951 -769
March 2016 164,500 -400 165,720 -389