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McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas Job Growth

There were 256,000 jobs in McAllen, Texas in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 312,796 employed persons for the month. McAllen lost 600 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,472 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare McAllen job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 256,000 -600 +5,000
CPS 312,796 +1,472 +4,546

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 February 2017 at 256,600. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in McAllen according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in March 2017 for McAllen is at a new high of 312,796.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

McAllen, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 256,000 -600 312,796 1,472
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
August 2016 253,200 300 310,061 70
July 2016 252,900 1,300 309,991 178
June 2016 251,600 -400 309,813 249
May 2016 252,000 200 309,564 494
April 2016 251,800 800 309,070 820