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Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas Job Growth

There were 166,800 jobs in Beaumont, Texas in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 165,406 employed persons for the month. Beaumont lost 1,200 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 192 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Beaumont job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 166,800 -1,200 -600
CPS 165,406 -192 +768

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 4,000 jobs have been lost in Beaumont according to the employer survey. From a trough of 159,100 in September 2009, Beaumont has gained 7,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 176,126 for Beaumont in July 2008. 10,720 jobs have been lost in Beaumont since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 160,961, Beaumont has added 4,445 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Beaumont, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 166,800 -1,200 165,406 -192
October 2016 168,000 -300 165,598 -625
September 2016 168,300 600 166,223 302
August 2016 167,700 600 165,921 761
July 2016 167,100 200 165,160 253
June 2016 166,900 0 164,907 -23
May 2016 166,900 -300 164,930 -21
April 2016 167,200 400 164,951 -769
March 2016 166,800 -500 165,720 -389
February 2016 167,300 -300 166,109 592
January 2016 167,600 -100 165,517 491
December 2015 167,700 300 165,026 388