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Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas Job Growth

There were 142,300 jobs in Brownsville, Texas in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 155,485 employed persons for the month. Brownsville lost 800 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 338 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Brownsville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 142,300 -800 +1,800
CPS 155,485 -338 +683

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

Brownsville, Texas Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Brownsville peaked in January 2017 at 143,100. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in Brownsville according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 157,001 for Brownsville in December 2016. 1,516 jobs have been lost in Brownsville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Brownsville, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 142,300 -800 155,485 -338
January 2017 143,100 100 155,823 -1,178
December 2016 143,000 0 157,001 228
November 2016 143,000 800 156,773 354
October 2016 142,200 -200 156,419 -172
September 2016 142,400 300 156,591 -188
August 2016 142,100 500 156,779 718
July 2016 141,600 400 156,061 -158
June 2016 141,200 500 156,219 332
May 2016 140,700 400 155,887 376
April 2016 140,300 -200 155,511 -90
March 2016 140,500 0 155,601 799