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Abilene, Texas Job Growth

There were 71,200 jobs in Abilene, Texas in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 74,530 employed persons for the month. Abilene added 300 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 6 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Abilene job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 71,200 +300 -2,000
CPS 74,530 -6 -3,014

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 January 2020 at 73,300. Since then 2,100 jobs have been lost in Abilene according to the employer survey. From a trough of 66,300 in April 2020, Abilene has gained 4,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,220 for Abilene in August 2008. 4,690 jobs have been lost in Abilene since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 64,064, Abilene has added 10,466 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Abilene, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 71,200 300 74,530 -6
October 2020 70,900 -100 74,536 89
September 2020 71,000 500 74,447 -1,666
August 2020 70,500 800 76,113 4,258
July 2020 69,700 300 71,855 292
June 2020 69,400 1,100 71,563 4,651
May 2020 68,300 2,000 66,912 2,848
April 2020 66,300 -6,400 64,064 -10,603
March 2020 72,700 -600 74,667 -2,834
February 2020 73,300 0 77,501 106
January 2020 73,300 200 77,395 -242
December 2019 73,100 -100 77,637 93