Abilene, Texas Job Growth
There were 69,900 jobs in Abilene, Texas in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,599 employed persons for the month. Abilene added 500 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,036 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Abilene job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 3,400 jobs have been lost in Abilene according to the employer survey. From a trough of 66,300 in April 2020, Abilene has gained 3,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,220 for Abilene in August 2008. 6,621 jobs have been lost in Abilene since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 64,064, Abilene has added 8,535 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Abilene, Texas Employment History