Department of Numbers

El Paso, Texas Job Growth

There were 312,500 jobs in El Paso, Texas in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 336,336 employed persons for the month. El Paso lost 200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 162 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare El Paso job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 312,500 -200 +6,400
CPS 336,336 -162 +6,483

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

El Paso, Texas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for El Paso 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 El Paso, Texas

CES employment for El Paso peaked in November 2016 at 312,700. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in El Paso according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 336,904 for El Paso in August 2016. 568 jobs have been lost in El Paso since then according to the household survey. From a October 2016 low of 335,526, El Paso has added 810 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

El Paso, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 312,500 -200 336,336 -162
November 2016 312,700 700 336,498 972
October 2016 312,000 600 335,526 -743
September 2016 311,400 600 336,269 -635
August 2016 310,800 0 336,904 842
July 2016 310,800 1,000 336,062 735
June 2016 309,800 700 335,327 542
May 2016 309,100 100 334,785 1,344
April 2016 309,000 0 333,441 70
March 2016 309,000 500 333,371 202
February 2016 308,500 0 333,169 2,114
January 2016 308,500 2,400 331,055 1,202