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Abilene, Texas Job Growth

There were 69,900 jobs in Abilene, Texas in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 74,755 employed persons for the month. Abilene added 200 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 182 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Abilene job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,900 +200 +1,300
CPS 74,755 +182 +2,146

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 in April 2018 is at a new high of 69,900.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,214 for Abilene in September 2008. 4,459 jobs have been lost in Abilene since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 70,470, Abilene has added 4,285 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Abilene, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 69,900 200 74,755 182
March 2018 69,700 300 74,573 317
February 2018 69,400 200 74,256 777
January 2018 69,200 0 73,479 188
December 2017 69,200 0 73,291 65
November 2017 69,200 400 73,226 69
October 2017 68,800 0 73,157 96
September 2017 68,800 100 73,061 196
August 2017 68,700 600 72,865 211
July 2017 68,100 -700 72,654 99
June 2017 68,800 100 72,555 -12
May 2017 68,700 100 72,567 -42