Department of Numbers

Texas Job Growth

There were 12,751,400 jobs in Texas in May 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 13,516,329 employed persons for the month. Texas added 19,600 jobs in May 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 14,147 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Texas job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 12,751,400 +19,600 +286,300
CPS 13,516,329 +14,147 +242,186

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 May 2019 for Texas is at a new high of 12,751,400.

CPS employment in Texas for May 2019 is at a new high of 13,516,329.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2019

Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2019 12,751,400 19,600 13,516,329 14,147
April 2019 12,731,800 33,100 13,502,182 17,948
March 2019 12,698,700 27,600 13,484,234 25,477
February 2019 12,671,100 26,400 13,458,757 28,207
January 2019 12,644,700 10,800 13,430,550 26,141
December 2018 12,633,900 19,200 13,404,409 -2,003
November 2018 12,614,700 14,400 13,406,412 5,472
October 2018 12,600,300 40,300 13,400,940 25,757
September 2018 12,560,000 7,400 13,375,183 31,129
August 2018 12,552,600 30,000 13,344,054 28,358
July 2018 12,522,600 29,800 13,315,696 24,016
June 2018 12,492,800 27,700 13,291,680 17,537