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Odessa, Texas Job Growth

There were 73,100 jobs in Odessa, Texas in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 73,861 employed persons for the month. Odessa added 300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 86 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Odessa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 73,100 +300 -500
CPS 73,861 +86 -221

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 80,700. Since then 7,600 jobs have been lost in Odessa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 72,800 in September 2016, Odessa has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 81,443 for Odessa in November 2014. 7,582 jobs have been lost in Odessa since then according to the household survey. From a October 2016 low of 73,567, Odessa has added 294 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Odessa, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 73,100 300 73,861 86
November 2016 72,800 0 73,775 208
October 2016 72,800 0 73,567 -447
September 2016 72,800 -500 74,014 -254
August 2016 73,300 -100 74,268 64
July 2016 73,400 200 74,204 220
June 2016 73,200 300 73,984 108
May 2016 72,900 -100 73,876 -166
April 2016 73,000 -400 74,042 -484
March 2016 73,400 -200 74,526 -29
February 2016 73,600 -100 74,555 388
January 2016 73,700 100 74,167 85