Department of Numbers

El Paso, Texas Job Growth

There were 316,100 jobs in El Paso, Texas in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 338,943 employed persons for the month. El Paso lost 300 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 375 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare El Paso job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 316,100 -300 +9,800
CPS 338,943 +375 +8,325

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 February 2017 at 316,400. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in El Paso according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in March 2017 for El Paso is at a new high of 338,943.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

El Paso, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 316,100 -300 338,943 375
February 2017 316,400 1,800 338,568 2,126
January 2017 314,600 800 336,442 -320
December 2016 313,800 500 336,762 66
November 2016 313,300 600 336,696 439
October 2016 312,700 1,500 336,257 590
September 2016 311,200 300 335,667 426
August 2016 310,900 -100 335,241 876
July 2016 311,000 2,700 334,365 1,487
June 2016 308,300 -100 332,878 1,174
May 2016 308,400 600 331,704 625
April 2016 307,800 1,500 331,079 461