Department of Numbers

Amarillo, Texas Job Growth

There were 114,800 jobs in Amarillo, Texas in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 120,619 employed persons for the month. Amarillo lost 100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,529 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Amarillo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 114,800 -100 -6,900
CPS 120,619 -1,529 -9,101

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 February 2020 at 122,600. Since then 7,800 jobs have been lost in Amarillo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 110,500 in April 2020, Amarillo has gained 4,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 129,867 for Amarillo in February 2020. 9,248 jobs have been lost in Amarillo since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 107,440, Amarillo has added 13,179 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Amarillo, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 114,800 -100 120,619 -1,529
October 2020 114,900 0 122,148 156
September 2020 114,900 1,500 121,992 -2,375
August 2020 113,400 200 124,367 5,964
July 2020 113,200 800 118,403 223
June 2020 112,400 1,300 118,180 7,861
May 2020 111,100 600 110,319 2,879
April 2020 110,500 -11,900 107,440 -18,832
March 2020 122,400 -200 126,272 -3,595
February 2020 122,600 500 129,867 168
January 2020 122,100 200 129,699 -137
December 2019 121,900 200 129,836 116