Department of Numbers

Texas Job Growth

There were 12,542,300 jobs in Texas in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 13,229,609 employed persons for the month. Texas added 34,700 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 37,397 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Texas job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 12,542,300 +34,700 +352,100
CPS 13,229,609 +37,397 +308,659

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 2018 for Texas is at a new high of 12,542,300.

CPS employment in Texas for May 2018 is at a new high of 13,229,609.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 12,542,300 34,700 13,229,609 37,397
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
December 2017 12,352,300 14,300 13,053,325 -4,004
November 2017 12,338,000 37,100 13,057,329 -60
October 2017 12,300,900 68,800 13,057,389 18,088
September 2017 12,232,100 100 13,039,301 27,494
August 2017 12,232,000 12,400 13,011,807 30,347
July 2017 12,219,600 3,600 12,981,460 31,758
June 2017 12,216,000 25,800 12,949,702 28,752