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Austin-Round Rock, Texas Job Growth

There were 1,117,600 jobs in Austin, Texas in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,182,784 employed persons for the month. Austin added 6,100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 5,387 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Austin job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,117,600 +6,100 -11,800
CPS 1,182,784 -5,387 -38,131

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

Austin, Texas Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Austin peaked in February 2020 at 1,139,700. Since then 22,100 jobs have been lost in Austin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,007,200 in April 2020, Austin has gained 110,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,223,645 for Austin in December 2019. 40,861 jobs have been lost in Austin since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 986,143, Austin has added 196,641 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Austin, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 1,117,600 6,100 1,182,784 -5,387
October 2020 1,111,500 15,500 1,188,171 10,819
September 2020 1,096,000 3,200 1,177,352 -31,864
August 2020 1,092,800 21,400 1,209,216 72,804
July 2020 1,071,400 11,600 1,136,412 15,918
June 2020 1,059,800 33,399 1,120,494 88,807
May 2020 1,026,400 19,200 1,031,687 45,544
April 2020 1,007,200 -123,200 986,143 -194,164
March 2020 1,130,400 -9,300 1,180,307 -42,486
February 2020 1,139,700 2,900 1,222,793 2,810
January 2020 1,136,800 1,700 1,219,983 -3,662
December 2019 1,135,100 5,700 1,223,645 2,730