Department of Numbers

Waco, Texas Job Growth

There were 118,300 jobs in Waco, Texas in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 116,759 employed persons for the month. Waco lost 400 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 301 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Waco job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 118,300 -400 -800
CPS 116,759 -301 -709

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

Waco, Texas Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Waco peaked in February 2017 at 120,400. Since then 2,100 jobs have been lost in Waco according to the employer survey. From a trough of 118,300 in June 2017, Waco has gained 0 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 118,289 for Waco in March 2017. 1,530 jobs have been lost in Waco since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Waco, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 118,300 -400 116,759 -301
July 2017 118,700 400 117,060 125
June 2017 118,300 -1,000 116,935 -612
May 2017 119,300 -800 117,547 -670
April 2017 120,100 300 118,217 -72
March 2017 119,800 -600 118,289 291
February 2017 120,400 700 117,998 473
January 2017 119,700 -500 117,525 -182
December 2016 120,200 500 117,707 49
November 2016 119,700 200 117,658 40
October 2016 119,500 100 117,618 12
September 2016 119,400 300 117,606 138