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Austin-Round Rock, Texas Job Growth

There were 1,111,500 jobs in Austin, Texas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,182,676 employed persons for the month. Austin added 700 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,156 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Austin job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,111,500 +700 -33,800
CPS 1,182,676 +3,156 -40,117

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 1,145,300. Since then 33,800 jobs have been lost in Austin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,003,700 in April 2020, Austin has gained 107,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,223,645 for Austin in December 2019. 40,969 jobs have been lost in Austin since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 986,143, Austin has added 196,533 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Austin, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 1,111,500 700 1,182,676 3,156
January 2021 1,110,800 5,200 1,179,520 -16,157
December 2020 1,105,600 6,100 1,195,677 11,681
November 2020 1,099,500 3,800 1,183,996 -4,175
October 2020 1,095,700 11,100 1,188,171 10,819
September 2020 1,084,600 8,000 1,177,352 -31,864
August 2020 1,076,600 10,800 1,209,216 72,804
July 2020 1,065,800 11,900 1,136,412 15,918
June 2020 1,053,900 26,200 1,120,494 88,807
May 2020 1,027,700 24,000 1,031,687 45,544
April 2020 1,003,700 -135,800 986,143 -194,164
March 2020 1,139,500 -5,800 1,180,307 -42,486