Department of Numbers

Texas Job Growth

There were 11,842,500 jobs in Texas in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 11,744,642 employed persons for the month. Texas added 237,800 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 527,981 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Texas job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 11,842,500 +237,800 -917,800
CPS 11,744,642 +527,981 -1,739,304

Texas Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Texas 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 in Texas

CES employment peaked in February 2020 for Texas at 13,016,800. Since then 1,174,300 jobs have been lost in Texas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 11,604,700 in April 2020, Texas has gained 237,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Texas reached a maximum of 13,707,110 in February 2020. 1,962,468 jobs have been lost in Texas since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 11,216,661, Texas has added 527,981 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 11,842,500 237,800 11,744,642 527,981
April 2020 11,604,700 -1,322,200 11,216,661 -2,071,991
March 2020 12,926,900 -89,900 13,288,652 -418,458
February 2020 13,016,800 42,900 13,707,110 20,713
January 2020 12,973,900 28,900 13,686,397 26,273
December 2019 12,945,000 22,600 13,660,124 -4,758
November 2019 12,922,400 32,500 13,664,882 1,128
October 2019 12,889,900 41,100 13,663,754 26,326
September 2019 12,848,800 12,800 13,637,428 38,885
August 2019 12,836,000 22,900 13,598,543 42,989
July 2019 12,813,100 36,900 13,555,554 41,153
June 2019 12,776,200 15,900 13,514,401 30,455