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Abilene, Texas Job Growth

There were 70,100 jobs in Abilene, Texas in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,224 employed persons for the month. Abilene lost 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 263 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Abilene job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 70,100 -200 +600
CPS 75,224 +263 +968

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Abilene, Texas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Abilene 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 for Abilene, Texas

CES employment for Abilene peaked in May 2018 at 70,400. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Abilene according to the employer survey. From a trough of 70,000 in July 2018, Abilene has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,214 for Abilene in September 2008. 3,990 jobs have been lost in Abilene since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 70,470, Abilene has added 4,754 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Abilene, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 70,100 -200 75,224 263
January 2019 70,300 200 74,961 312
December 2018 70,100 100 74,649 310
November 2018 70,000 0 74,339 228
October 2018 70,000 -300 74,111 349
September 2018 70,300 200 73,762 70
August 2018 70,100 100 73,692 -232
July 2018 70,000 -200 73,924 -135
June 2018 70,200 -200 74,059 -444
May 2018 70,400 300 74,503 -273
April 2018 70,100 300 74,776 203
March 2018 69,800 300 74,573 317