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Abilene, Texas Job Growth

There were 73,100 jobs in Abilene, Texas in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 76,908 employed persons for the month. Abilene lost 100 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 301 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Abilene job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 73,100 -100 +2,400
CPS 76,908 +301 +2,079

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 September 2019 at 73,200. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Abilene according to the employer survey. From a trough of 65,600 in April 2020, Abilene has gained 7,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,235 for Abilene in August 2008. 2,327 jobs have been lost in Abilene since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 65,321, Abilene has added 11,587 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Abilene, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 73,100 -100 76,908 301
February 2022 73,200 100 76,607 248
January 2022 73,100 300 76,359 223
December 2021 72,800 0 76,136 -19
November 2021 72,800 100 76,155 19
October 2021 72,700 600 76,136 159
September 2021 72,100 300 75,977 231
August 2021 71,800 -300 75,746 267
July 2021 72,100 500 75,479 267
June 2021 71,600 500 75,212 200
May 2021 71,100 100 75,012 133
April 2021 71,000 300 74,879 50