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Abilene, Texas Job Growth

There were 72,500 jobs in Abilene, Texas in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,621 employed persons for the month. Abilene lost 200 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 432 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Abilene job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 72,500 -200 +2,700
CPS 75,621 +432 -518

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 November 2019 at 73,500. Since then 1,000 jobs have been lost in Abilene according to the employer survey. From a trough of 65,600 in April 2020, Abilene has gained 6,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,235 for Abilene in August 2008. 3,614 jobs have been lost in Abilene since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 65,930, Abilene has added 9,691 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Abilene, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 72,500 -200 75,621 432
July 2021 72,700 1,200 75,189 351
June 2021 71,500 300 74,838 128
May 2021 71,200 600 74,710 151
April 2021 70,600 -200 74,559 15
March 2021 70,800 700 74,544 1
February 2021 70,100 0 74,543 24
January 2021 70,100 100 74,519 -10
December 2020 70,000 0 74,529 116
November 2020 70,000 100 74,413 192
October 2020 69,900 100 74,221 330
September 2020 69,800 0 73,891 -2,248