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McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas Job Growth

There were 259,700 jobs in McAllen, Texas in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 314,560 employed persons for the month. McAllen added 599 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 203 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare McAllen job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 259,700 +599 +6,100
CPS 314,560 +203 +5,328

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 500 jobs have been lost in McAllen according to the employer survey. From a trough of 258,200 in September 2017, McAllen has gained 1,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 314,564 for McAllen in September 2017. 4 jobs have been lost in McAllen since then according to the household survey. From a October 2017 low of 314,357, McAllen has added 203 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

McAllen, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 259,700 599 314,560 203
October 2017 259,100 900 314,357 -207
September 2017 258,200 -600 314,564 504
August 2017 258,800 -1,400 314,060 -120
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