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Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas Job Growth

There were 168,500 jobs in Beaumont, Texas in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 166,778 employed persons for the month. Beaumont added 600 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 39 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Beaumont job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 168,500 +600 +2,300
CPS 166,778 -39 +714

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

Beaumont, Texas Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Beaumont peaked in August 2008 at 170,800. Since then 2,300 jobs have been lost in Beaumont according to the employer survey. From a trough of 159,100 in September 2009, Beaumont has gained 9,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 176,077 for Beaumont in October 2008. 9,299 jobs have been lost in Beaumont since then according to the household survey. From a September 2013 low of 160,690, Beaumont has added 6,088 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Beaumont, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 168,500 600 166,778 -39
July 2019 167,900 300 166,817 -58
June 2019 167,600 100 166,875 -33
May 2019 167,500 200 166,908 -109
April 2019 167,300 500 167,017 -26
March 2019 166,800 100 167,043 32
February 2019 166,700 600 167,011 104
January 2019 166,100 -600 166,907 40
December 2018 166,700 -300 166,867 -67
November 2018 167,000 -1,000 166,934 12
October 2018 168,000 1,500 166,922 349
September 2018 166,500 300 166,573 509