Department of Numbers

Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas Job Growth

There were 142,300 jobs in Brownsville, Texas in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 154,798 employed persons for the month. Brownsville lost 600 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 447 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Brownsville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 142,300 -600 -700
CPS 154,798 -447 +121

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 July 2017 at 143,900. Since then 1,600 jobs have been lost in Brownsville according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 155,626 for Brownsville in March 2017. 828 jobs have been lost in Brownsville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Brownsville, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 142,300 -600 154,798 -447
October 2017 142,900 -800 155,245 -370
September 2017 143,700 400 155,615 643
August 2017 143,300 -600 154,972 130
July 2017 143,900 1,400 154,842 16
June 2017 142,500 -700 154,826 -608
May 2017 143,200 -100 155,434 -75
April 2017 143,300 400 155,509 -117
March 2017 142,900 500 155,626 250
February 2017 142,400 -700 155,376 538
January 2017 143,100 100 154,838 168
December 2016 143,000 0 154,670 -7