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Odessa, Texas Job Growth

There were 69,700 jobs in Odessa, Texas in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 71,076 employed persons for the month. Odessa lost 400 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 80 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Odessa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,700 -400 -700
CPS 71,076 -80 -548

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 11,400 jobs have been lost in Odessa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 68,900 in June 2016, Odessa has gained 800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 81,305 for Odessa in November 2014. 10,229 jobs have been lost in Odessa since then according to the household survey. From a June 2016 low of 70,384, Odessa has added 692 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Odessa, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 69,700 -400 71,076 -80
February 2017 70,100 300 71,156 566
January 2017 69,800 300 70,590 107
December 2016 69,500 600 70,483 89
November 2016 68,900 -200 70,394 -8
October 2016 69,100 200 70,402 -94
September 2016 68,900 -100 70,496 -31
August 2016 69,000 -100 70,527 76
July 2016 69,100 200 70,451 67
June 2016 68,900 -900 70,384 -135
May 2016 69,800 -200 70,519 -439
April 2016 70,000 -400 70,958 -666