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Abilene, Texas Job Growth

There were 70,100 jobs in Abilene, Texas in April 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,064 employed persons for the month. Abilene added 100 jobs in April 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 44 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Abilene job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 70,100 +100 0
CPS 75,064 +44 +504

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 79,220 for Abilene in August 2008. 4,156 jobs have been lost in Abilene since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 70,552, Abilene has added 4,512 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2019

Abilene, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2019 70,100 100 75,064 44
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
October 2018 70,000 -300 74,590 15
September 2018 70,300 200 74,575 -21
August 2018 70,100 100 74,596 -55
July 2018 70,000 -200 74,651 -37
June 2018 70,200 -200 74,688 17
May 2018 70,400 300 74,671 111