Texas Job Growth
There were 11,842,500 jobs in Texas in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 11,744,642 employed persons for the month. Texas added 237,800 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 527,981 (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 13,016,800. Since then 1,174,300 jobs have been lost in Texas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 11,604,700 in April 2020, Texas has gained 237,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Texas reached a maximum of 13,707,110 in February 2020. 1,962,468 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 527,981 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Texas Employment History