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Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas Job Growth

There were 156,500 jobs in Beaumont, Texas in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 153,762 employed persons for the month. Beaumont added 900 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 395 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Beaumont job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 156,500 +900 +5,300
CPS 153,762 +395 +4,242

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 170,200. Since then 13,700 jobs have been lost in Beaumont according to the employer survey. From a trough of 145,900 in April 2020, Beaumont has gained 10,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 176,233 for Beaumont in October 2008. 22,471 jobs have been lost in Beaumont since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 136,342, Beaumont has added 17,420 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Beaumont, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 156,500 900 153,762 395
March 2022 155,600 400 153,367 661
February 2022 155,200 300 152,706 601
January 2022 154,900 500 152,105 684
December 2021 154,400 700 151,421 -21
November 2021 153,700 1,600 151,442 106
October 2021 152,100 -600 151,336 381
September 2021 152,700 500 150,955 449
August 2021 152,200 500 150,506 383
July 2021 151,700 1,600 150,123 317
June 2021 150,100 -800 149,806 204
May 2021 150,900 -300 149,602 82