Department of Numbers

Texas Job Growth

There were 12,448,200 jobs in Texas in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 13,028,575 employed persons for the month. Texas added 61,000 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 87,265 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Texas job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 12,448,200 +61,000 -474,200
CPS 13,028,575 -87,265 -636,307

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 568,600 jobs have been lost in Texas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 11,604,700 in April 2020, Texas has gained 843,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Texas reached a maximum of 13,707,110 in February 2020. 678,535 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 1,811,914 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 12,448,200 61,000 13,028,575 -87,265
October 2020 12,387,200 114,600 13,115,840 70,149
September 2020 12,272,600 48,100 13,045,691 -359,580
August 2020 12,224,500 111,900 13,405,271 684,182
July 2020 12,112,600 25,300 12,721,089 81,662
June 2020 12,087,300 232,500 12,639,427 894,381
May 2020 11,854,800 250,100 11,745,046 528,385
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