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Austin-Round Rock, Texas Job Growth

There were 1,080,400 jobs in Austin, Texas in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,166,413 employed persons for the month. Austin added 1,900 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 6,975 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Austin job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,080,400 +1,900 +40,400
CPS 1,166,413 +6,975 +39,459

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 in October 2018 is at a new high of 1,080,400.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Austin is at a new high of 1,166,413.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Austin, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 1,080,400 1,900 1,166,413 6,975
September 2018 1,078,500 9,000 1,159,438 6,285
August 2018 1,069,500 6,400 1,153,153 478
July 2018 1,063,100 -3,000 1,152,675 -1,353
June 2018 1,066,100 1,800 1,154,028 697
May 2018 1,064,300 4,300 1,153,331 1,366
April 2018 1,060,000 -200 1,151,965 582
March 2018 1,060,200 500 1,151,383 2,305
February 2018 1,059,700 5,300 1,149,078 10,462
January 2018 1,054,400 5,400 1,138,616 4,489
December 2017 1,049,000 3,500 1,134,127 4,196
November 2017 1,045,500 5,500 1,129,931 2,977