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Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas Job Growth

There were 168,200 jobs in Beaumont, Texas in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 167,338 employed persons for the month. Beaumont lost 1,000 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 260 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Beaumont job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 168,200 -1,000 +200
CPS 167,338 +260 +416

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 2,600 jobs have been lost in Beaumont according to the employer survey. From a trough of 159,100 in September 2009, Beaumont has gained 9,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 176,077 for Beaumont in October 2008. 8,739 jobs have been lost in Beaumont since then according to the household survey. From a September 2013 low of 160,690, Beaumont has added 6,648 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Beaumont, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 168,200 -1,000 167,338 260
September 2019 169,200 700 167,078 279
August 2019 168,500 600 166,799 -18
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