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Wichita Falls, Texas Job Growth

There were 57,600 jobs in Wichita Falls, Texas in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 60,688 employed persons for the month. Wichita Falls lost 200 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 16 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wichita Falls job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,600 -200 0
CPS 60,688 +16 -474

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

Wichita Falls, Texas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls, Texas

CES employment for Wichita Falls peaked in September 2006 at 63,100. Since then 5,500 jobs have been lost in Wichita Falls according to the employer survey. From a trough of 57,100 in December 2016, Wichita Falls has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 71,715 for Wichita Falls in July 2006. 11,027 jobs have been lost in Wichita Falls since then according to the household survey. From a December 2016 low of 60,580, Wichita Falls has added 108 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Wichita Falls, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 57,600 -200 60,688 16
July 2017 57,800 400 60,672 74
June 2017 57,400 200 60,598 -84
May 2017 57,200 -800 60,682 -211
April 2017 58,000 400 60,893 -40
March 2017 57,600 200 60,933 151
February 2017 57,400 0 60,782 201
January 2017 57,400 300 60,581 1
December 2016 57,100 -300 60,580 -107
November 2016 57,400 -100 60,687 -105
October 2016 57,500 200 60,792 -149
September 2016 57,300 -300 60,941 -221