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Austin-Round Rock, Texas Job Growth

There were 1,143,000 jobs in Austin, Texas in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,229,585 employed persons for the month. Austin added 13,700 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 25,947 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Austin job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,143,000 +13,700 +77,200
CPS 1,229,585 +25,947 +79,582

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 2,300 jobs have been lost in Austin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,003,700 in April 2020, Austin has gained 139,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,236,015 for Austin in February 2020. 6,430 jobs have been lost in Austin since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,028,286, Austin has added 201,299 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Austin, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 1,143,000 13,700 1,229,585 25,947
June 2021 1,129,300 5,200 1,203,638 5,471
May 2021 1,124,100 1,700 1,198,167 6,426
April 2021 1,122,400 3,500 1,191,741 5,331
March 2021 1,118,900 6,500 1,186,410 4,721
February 2021 1,112,400 1,600 1,181,689 -7,881
January 2021 1,110,800 5,200 1,189,570 -7,782
December 2020 1,105,600 6,100 1,197,352 14,245
November 2020 1,099,500 3,800 1,183,107 -17,197
October 2020 1,095,700 11,100 1,200,304 28,103
September 2020 1,084,600 8,000 1,172,201 -25,379
August 2020 1,076,600 10,800 1,197,580 47,577