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McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas Job Growth

There were 256,700 jobs in McAllen, Texas in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 313,997 employed persons for the month. McAllen added 400 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 824 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare McAllen job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 256,700 +400 +7,900
CPS 313,997 +824 +9,362

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 September 2016 at 257,600. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in McAllen according to the employer survey. From a trough of 255,900 in October 2016, McAllen has gained 800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in December 2016 for McAllen is at a new high of 313,997.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

McAllen, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 256,700 400 313,997 824
November 2016 256,300 400 313,173 73
October 2016 255,900 -1,700 313,100 -755
September 2016 257,600 500 313,855 98
August 2016 257,100 700 313,757 778
July 2016 256,399 1,099 312,979 -314
June 2016 255,300 200 313,293 -149
May 2016 255,100 500 313,442 1,442
April 2016 254,600 400 312,000 418
March 2016 254,200 2,200 311,582 2,815
February 2016 252,000 1,500 308,767 2,910
January 2016 250,500 1,700 305,857 1,222