Texas Job Growth
There were 12,560,900 jobs in Texas in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 13,133,016 employed persons for the month. Texas added 34,400 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 45,262 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Texas job growth compared to other states.
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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 12,970,000. Since then 409,100 jobs have been lost in Texas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 11,517,400 in April 2020, Texas has gained 1,043,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Texas reached a maximum of 13,677,859 in December 2019. 544,843 jobs have been lost in Texas since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 11,640,170, Texas has added 1,492,846 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Texas Employment History