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Wichita Falls, Texas Job Growth

There were 58,000 jobs in Wichita Falls, Texas in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,626 employed persons for the month. Wichita Falls lost 300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 88 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wichita Falls job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 58,000 -300 -400
CPS 61,626 -88 -184

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 63,300. Since then 5,300 jobs have been lost in Wichita Falls according to the employer survey. From a trough of 57,900 in January 2010, Wichita Falls has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 71,715 for Wichita Falls in July 2006. 10,089 jobs have been lost in Wichita Falls since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Wichita Falls, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 58,000 -300 61,626 -88
November 2016 58,300 100 61,714 43
October 2016 58,200 -300 61,671 -220
September 2016 58,500 -200 61,891 -230
August 2016 58,700 -100 62,121 117
July 2016 58,800 300 62,004 15
June 2016 58,500 0 61,989 4
May 2016 58,500 0 61,985 75
April 2016 58,500 100 61,910 -206
March 2016 58,400 100 62,116 63
February 2016 58,300 -400 62,053 250
January 2016 58,700 300 61,803 -7