Department of Numbers

Texas Job Growth

There were 12,744,100 jobs in Texas in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 13,387,366 employed persons for the month. Texas added 38,000 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 39,474 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Texas job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 12,744,100 +38,000 +391,800
CPS 13,387,366 +39,474 +334,041

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 December 2018 for Texas is at a new high of 12,744,100.

CPS employment in Texas for December 2018 is at a new high of 13,387,366.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 12,744,100 38,000 13,387,366 39,474
November 2018 12,706,100 16,700 13,347,892 31,572
October 2018 12,689,400 36,000 13,316,320 25,627
September 2018 12,653,400 30,500 13,290,693 4,706
August 2018 12,622,900 28,400 13,285,987 9,235
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