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Waco, Texas Job Growth

There were 120,100 jobs in Waco, Texas in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 118,355 employed persons for the month. Waco lost 300 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 357 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Waco job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 120,100 -300 +2,200
CPS 118,355 +357 +1,744

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 300 jobs have been lost in Waco according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Waco is at a new high of 118,355.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Waco, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 120,100 -300 118,355 357
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
August 2016 119,100 300 117,468 313
July 2016 118,800 200 117,155 303
June 2016 118,600 200 116,852 203
May 2016 118,400 200 116,649 61
April 2016 118,200 300 116,588 -23