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Austin-Round Rock, Texas Job Growth

There were 1,026,400 jobs in Austin, Texas in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,029,714 employed persons for the month. Austin added 19,200 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 43,571 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Austin job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,026,400 +19,200 -84,099
CPS 1,029,714 +43,571 -167,915

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 113,299 jobs have been lost in Austin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,007,200 in April 2020, Austin has gained 19,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,223,645 for Austin in December 2019. 193,931 jobs have been lost in Austin since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 986,143, Austin has added 43,571 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Austin, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 1,026,400 19,200 1,029,714 43,571
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
November 2019 1,129,400 1,400 1,220,915 3,427
October 2019 1,128,000 4,600 1,217,488 3,844
September 2019 1,123,400 300 1,213,644 4,163
August 2019 1,123,100 3,600 1,209,481 4,246
July 2019 1,119,500 7,900 1,205,235 3,987
June 2019 1,111,600 1,100 1,201,248 3,619