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Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas Job Growth

There were 144,000 jobs in Brownsville, Texas in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 157,103 employed persons for the month. Brownsville added 500 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 684 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Brownsville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 144,000 +500 +4,200
CPS 157,103 +684 +4,395

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 November 2016 is at a new high of 144,000.

CPS employment in November 2016 for Brownsville is at a new high of 157,103.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Brownsville, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 144,000 500 157,103 684
October 2016 143,500 -300 156,419 -172
September 2016 143,800 0 156,591 -188
August 2016 143,800 300 156,779 718
July 2016 143,500 -200 156,061 -158
June 2016 143,700 700 156,219 332
May 2016 143,000 200 155,887 376
April 2016 142,800 400 155,511 -90
March 2016 142,400 1,200 155,601 799
February 2016 141,200 100 154,802 1,332
January 2016 141,100 500 153,470 600
December 2015 140,600 800 152,870 162