Department of Numbers

Amarillo, Texas Job Growth

There were 122,300 jobs in Amarillo, Texas in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 129,939 employed persons for the month. Amarillo added 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 375 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Amarillo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 122,300 +100 +2,800
CPS 129,939 +375 +2,337

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Amarillo, Texas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Amarillo 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 Amarillo, Texas

CES employment for Amarillo peaked in August 2018 at 122,300. Since then 0 jobs have been lost in Amarillo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 122,200 in September 2018, Amarillo has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Amarillo is at a new high of 129,939.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Amarillo, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 122,300 100 129,939 375
September 2018 122,200 -100 129,564 -202
August 2018 122,300 300 129,766 -7
July 2018 122,000 200 129,773 174
June 2018 121,800 200 129,599 129
May 2018 121,600 500 129,470 394
April 2018 121,100 400 129,076 247
March 2018 120,700 0 128,829 293
February 2018 120,700 300 128,536 503
January 2018 120,400 0 128,033 154
December 2017 120,400 400 127,879 114
November 2017 120,000 500 127,765 163