Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas Job Growth
There were 3,052,200 jobs in Houston, Texas in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,160,624 employed persons for the month. Houston added 11,300 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 9,057 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Houston job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Houston, Texas Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Houston 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 Houston, Texas
CES employment for Houston peaked in June 2017 at 3,056,000. Since then 3,800 jobs have been lost in Houston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,020,800 in September 2017, Houston has gained 31,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in November 2017 for Houston is at a new high of 3,160,624.
Employment: CES, CPS
Houston, Texas Employment History