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Abilene, Texas Job Growth

There were 69,900 jobs in Abilene, Texas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 74,343 employed persons for the month. Abilene lost 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 59 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Abilene job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,900 -200 -3,400
CPS 74,343 -59 -3,158

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 3,600 jobs have been lost in Abilene according to the employer survey. From a trough of 65,600 in April 2020, Abilene has gained 4,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,220 for Abilene in August 2008. 4,877 jobs have been lost in Abilene since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 64,064, Abilene has added 10,279 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Abilene, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 69,900 -200 74,343 -59
January 2021 70,100 100 74,402 -71
December 2020 70,000 0 74,473 21
November 2020 70,000 100 74,452 -84
October 2020 69,900 100 74,536 89
September 2020 69,800 0 74,447 -1,666
August 2020 69,800 300 76,113 4,258
July 2020 69,500 800 71,855 292
June 2020 68,700 1,400 71,563 4,651
May 2020 67,300 1,700 66,912 2,848
April 2020 65,600 -7,400 64,064 -10,603
March 2020 73,000 -300 74,667 -2,834