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Longview, Texas Job Growth

There were 96,300 jobs in Longview, Texas in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 92,043 employed persons for the month. Longview lost 100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Longview job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 96,300 -100 -1,500
CPS 92,043 +5 -1,369

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 September 2014 at 103,400. Since then 7,100 jobs have been lost in Longview according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 104,047 for Longview in October 2008. 12,004 jobs have been lost in Longview since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 91,621, Longview has added 422 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Longview, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 96,300 -100 92,043 5
February 2017 96,400 -100 92,038 147
January 2017 96,500 0 91,891 44
December 2016 96,500 100 91,847 -29
November 2016 96,400 -200 91,876 -50
October 2016 96,600 100 91,926 -99
September 2016 96,500 0 92,025 -57
August 2016 96,500 -300 92,082 -62
July 2016 96,800 0 92,144 -250
June 2016 96,800 -400 92,394 -206
May 2016 97,200 -100 92,600 -272
April 2016 97,300 -500 92,872 -540