Department of Numbers

Texas Job Growth

There were 12,626,500 jobs in Texas in August 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 13,286,314 employed persons for the month. Texas added 32,000 jobs in August 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 9,562 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Texas job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 12,626,500 +32,000 +394,500
CPS 13,286,314 +9,562 +274,507

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 in August 2018 for Texas is at a new high of 12,626,500.

CPS employment in Texas for August 2018 is at a new high of 13,286,314.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2018

Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2018 12,626,500 32,000 13,286,314 9,562
July 2018 12,594,500 21,300 13,276,752 21,182
June 2018 12,573,200 24,900 13,255,570 26,351
May 2018 12,548,300 40,700 13,229,219 37,007
April 2018 12,507,600 39,700 13,192,212 41,617
March 2018 12,467,900 36,200 13,150,595 37,771
February 2018 12,431,700 49,800 13,112,824 38,613
January 2018 12,381,900 29,600 13,074,211 20,886
December 2017 12,352,300 14,300 13,053,325 -4,004
November 2017 12,338,000 37,100 13,057,329 -60
October 2017 12,300,900 68,800 13,057,389 18,088
September 2017 12,232,100 100 13,039,301 27,494