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Amarillo, Texas Job Growth

There were 119,600 jobs in Amarillo, Texas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 126,216 employed persons for the month. Amarillo lost 300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 127 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Amarillo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 119,600 -300 -2,400
CPS 126,216 +127 -3,651

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 January 2020 at 122,700. Since then 3,100 jobs have been lost in Amarillo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 109,500 in April 2020, Amarillo has gained 10,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 129,867 for Amarillo in February 2020. 3,651 jobs have been lost in Amarillo since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 107,440, Amarillo has added 18,776 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Amarillo, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 119,600 -300 126,216 127
January 2021 119,900 700 126,089 4,588
December 2020 119,200 300 121,501 333
November 2020 118,900 -100 121,168 -980
October 2020 119,000 0 122,148 156
September 2020 119,000 300 121,992 -2,375
August 2020 118,700 1,000 124,367 5,964
July 2020 117,700 800 118,403 223
June 2020 116,900 2,500 118,180 7,861
May 2020 114,400 4,900 110,319 2,879
April 2020 109,500 -12,500 107,440 -18,832
March 2020 122,000 0 126,272 -3,595