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Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas Job Growth

There were 163,400 jobs in Beaumont, Texas in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 160,792 employed persons for the month. Beaumont added 500 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 622 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Beaumont job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 163,400 +500 +100
CPS 160,792 +622 -618

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 7,400 jobs have been lost in Beaumont according to the employer survey. From a trough of 159,100 in September 2009, Beaumont has gained 4,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 176,126 for Beaumont in July 2008. 15,334 jobs have been lost in Beaumont since then according to the household survey. From a October 2017 low of 160,170, Beaumont has added 622 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Beaumont, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 163,400 500 160,792 622
October 2017 162,900 1,400 160,170 -72
September 2017 161,500 -1,300 160,242 -133
August 2017 162,800 -200 160,375 -141
July 2017 163,000 -600 160,516 143
June 2017 163,600 800 160,373 -72
May 2017 162,800 -500 160,445 -547
April 2017 163,300 200 160,992 1
March 2017 163,100 -200 160,991 -320
February 2017 163,300 -400 161,311 290
January 2017 163,700 0 161,021 77
December 2016 163,700 400 160,944 -466