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Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas Job Growth

There were 163,000 jobs in Beaumont, Texas in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 160,490 employed persons for the month. Beaumont lost 300 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 502 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Beaumont job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 163,000 -300 -400
CPS 160,490 -502 -1,484

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 7,800 jobs have been lost in Beaumont according to the employer survey. From a trough of 159,100 in September 2009, Beaumont has gained 3,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 176,126 for Beaumont in July 2008. 15,636 jobs have been lost in Beaumont since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Beaumont, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 163,000 -300 160,490 -502
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
November 2016 163,300 -800 161,410 -497
October 2016 164,100 -400 161,907 -235
September 2016 164,500 300 162,142 144
August 2016 164,200 200 161,998 108
July 2016 164,000 500 161,890 -8
June 2016 163,500 100 161,898 -76