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Longview, Texas Job Growth

There were 100,500 jobs in Longview, Texas in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 95,835 employed persons for the month. Longview lost 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 60 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Longview job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 100,500 -100 +600
CPS 95,835 +60 +696

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

Longview, Texas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Longview 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 Longview, Texas

CES employment for Longview peaked in October 2014 at 104,000. Since then 3,500 jobs have been lost in Longview according to the employer survey. From a trough of 99,700 in September 2015, Longview has gained 800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 104,047 for Longview in October 2008. 8,212 jobs have been lost in Longview since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 91,621, Longview has added 4,214 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Longview, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 100,500 -100 95,835 60
November 2016 100,600 -300 95,775 118
October 2016 100,900 100 95,657 -107
September 2016 100,800 200 95,764 70
August 2016 100,600 -100 95,694 304
July 2016 100,700 500 95,390 -63
June 2016 100,200 300 95,453 -62
May 2016 99,900 -300 95,515 -28
April 2016 100,200 -300 95,543 -730
March 2016 100,500 0 96,273 96
February 2016 100,500 400 96,177 860
January 2016 100,100 200 95,317 178