Department of Numbers

Amarillo, Texas Job Growth

There were 110,900 jobs in Amarillo, Texas in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 107,628 employed persons for the month. Amarillo lost 11,500 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 18,644 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Amarillo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 110,900 -11,500 -9,700
CPS 107,628 -18,644 -20,415

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 11,700 jobs have been lost in Amarillo according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 129,867 for Amarillo in February 2020. 22,239 jobs have been lost in Amarillo since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Amarillo, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 110,900 -11,500 107,628 -18,644
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
November 2019 121,700 300 129,720 160
October 2019 121,400 -200 129,560 196
September 2019 121,600 200 129,364 234
August 2019 121,400 300 129,130 268
July 2019 121,100 200 128,862 284
June 2019 120,900 100 128,578 286
May 2019 120,800 200 128,292 249