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Amarillo, Texas Job Growth

There were 120,300 jobs in Amarillo, Texas in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 127,802 employed persons for the month. Amarillo added 400 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 4 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Amarillo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 120,300 +400 +5,900
CPS 127,802 -4 +11,536

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 2,400 jobs have been lost in Amarillo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 109,500 in April 2020, Amarillo has gained 10,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 130,137 for Amarillo in February 2020. 2,335 jobs have been lost in Amarillo since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 110,549, Amarillo has added 17,253 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Amarillo, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 120,300 400 127,802 -4
April 2021 119,900 -600 127,806 -745
March 2021 120,500 800 128,551 -57
February 2021 119,700 -200 128,608 268
January 2021 119,900 700 128,340 713
December 2020 119,200 300 127,627 1,371
November 2020 118,900 -100 126,256 -2,053
October 2020 119,000 0 128,309 1,117
September 2020 119,000 300 127,192 -2,205
August 2020 118,700 1,000 129,397 5,901
July 2020 117,700 800 123,496 353
June 2020 116,900 2,500 123,143 6,877