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McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas Job Growth

There were 258,300 jobs in McAllen, Texas in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 313,623 employed persons for the month. McAllen lost 1,900 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 557 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare McAllen job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 258,300 -1,900 +5,100
CPS 313,623 -557 +3,562

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

McAllen, Texas Employment Changes

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

CES employment for McAllen peaked in July 2017 at 260,200. Since then 1,900 jobs have been lost in McAllen according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 314,180 for McAllen in July 2017. 557 jobs have been lost in McAllen since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

McAllen, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 258,300 -1,900 313,623 -557
July 2017 260,200 1,400 314,180 628
June 2017 258,800 1,300 313,552 21
May 2017 257,500 600 313,531 420
April 2017 256,899 799 313,111 265
March 2017 256,100 -500 312,846 1,522
February 2017 256,600 2,300 311,324 1,709
January 2017 254,300 -800 309,615 122
December 2016 255,100 1,500 309,493 261
November 2016 253,600 100 309,232 -168
October 2016 253,500 -900 309,400 -409
September 2016 254,400 1,200 309,809 -252