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Odessa, Texas Job Growth

There were 70,700 jobs in Odessa, Texas in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 71,896 employed persons for the month. Odessa lost 100 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 173 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Odessa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 70,700 -100 +1,800
CPS 71,896 +173 +1,502

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

Odessa, Texas Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Odessa peaked in December 2014 at 81,100. Since then 10,400 jobs have been lost in Odessa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 68,900 in June 2016, Odessa has gained 1,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 81,305 for Odessa in November 2014. 9,409 jobs have been lost in Odessa since then according to the household survey. From a June 2016 low of 70,384, Odessa has added 1,512 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Odessa, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 70,700 -100 71,896 173
October 2017 70,800 300 71,723 -176
September 2017 70,500 600 71,899 743
August 2017 69,900 -200 71,156 -37
July 2017 70,100 100 71,193 296
June 2017 70,000 200 70,897 -22
May 2017 69,800 -200 70,919 -154
April 2017 70,000 300 71,073 -39
March 2017 69,700 -400 71,112 -44
February 2017 70,100 300 71,156 566
January 2017 69,800 300 70,590 107
December 2016 69,500 600 70,483 89