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Abilene, Texas Job Growth

There were 73,500 jobs in Abilene, Texas in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 76,284 employed persons for the month. Abilene lost 100 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 129 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Abilene job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 73,500 -100 +700
CPS 76,284 -129 +129

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 August 2022 at 74,300. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in Abilene according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,235 for Abilene in August 2008. 2,951 jobs have been lost in Abilene since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 65,321, Abilene has added 10,963 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Abilene, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 73,500 -100 76,284 -129
October 2022 73,600 0 76,413 -131
September 2022 73,600 -700 76,544 -128
August 2022 74,300 100 76,672 -46
July 2022 74,200 600 76,718 -53
June 2022 73,600 400 76,771 -149
May 2022 73,200 0 76,920 -43
April 2022 73,200 100 76,963 57
March 2022 73,100 -100 76,906 299
February 2022 73,200 100 76,607 248
January 2022 73,100 300 76,359 223
December 2021 72,800 0 76,136 -19