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Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas Job Growth

There were 143,600 jobs in Brownsville, Texas in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 155,511 employed persons for the month. Brownsville added 300 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Brownsville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 143,600 +300 +2,900
CPS 155,511 +2 +1,752

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 in May 2017 is at a new high of 143,600.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 155,626 for Brownsville in March 2017. 115 jobs have been lost in Brownsville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2017 low of 155,509, Brownsville has added 2 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Brownsville, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 143,600 300 155,511 2
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
November 2016 143,000 800 154,677 82
October 2016 142,200 -200 154,595 62
September 2016 142,400 300 154,533 -10
August 2016 142,100 500 154,543 138
July 2016 141,600 400 154,405 303
June 2016 141,200 500 154,102 343