Department of Numbers

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.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 12,560,900 +34,400 +804,200
CPS 13,133,016 +45,262 +1,140,285

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

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 12,560,900 34,400 13,133,016 45,262
April 2021 12,526,500 15,000 13,087,754 22,871
March 2021 12,511,500 109,700 13,064,883 29,992
February 2021 12,401,800 -2,400 13,034,891 -70,092
January 2021 12,404,200 39,000 13,104,983 -57,527
December 2020 12,365,200 65,700 13,162,510 172,721
November 2020 12,299,500 50,900 12,989,789 -187,559
October 2020 12,248,600 102,800 13,177,348 305,091
September 2020 12,145,800 66,500 12,872,257 -246,129
August 2020 12,079,300 85,800 13,118,386 413,959
July 2020 11,993,500 23,400 12,704,427 65,631
June 2020 11,970,100 213,400 12,638,796 646,065