Department of Numbers

Abilene, Texas Job Growth

There were 70,700 jobs in Abilene, Texas in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 74,604 employed persons for the month. Abilene added 100 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 80 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Abilene job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 70,700 +100 +700
CPS 74,604 +80 +14

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 in October 2019 is at a new high of 70,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,220 for Abilene in August 2008. 4,616 jobs have been lost in Abilene since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 70,552, Abilene has added 4,052 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Abilene, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 70,700 100 74,604 80
September 2019 70,600 200 74,524 -76
August 2019 70,400 0 74,600 -179
July 2019 70,400 -200 74,779 -183
June 2019 70,600 100 74,962 -100
May 2019 70,500 300 75,062 -27
April 2019 70,200 200 75,089 69
March 2019 70,000 -200 75,020 127
February 2019 70,200 -100 74,893 165
January 2019 70,300 200 74,728 99
December 2018 70,100 100 74,629 15
November 2018 70,000 0 74,614 24