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Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas Job Growth

There were 166,000 jobs in Beaumont, Texas in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 166,061 employed persons for the month. Beaumont lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,112 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Beaumont job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 166,000 -100 +2,100
CPS 166,061 +1,112 +2,742

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 4,800 jobs have been lost in Beaumont according to the employer survey. From a trough of 159,100 in September 2009, Beaumont has gained 6,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 176,126 for Beaumont in July 2008. 10,065 jobs have been lost in Beaumont since then according to the household survey. From a September 2013 low of 160,636, Beaumont has added 5,425 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Beaumont, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 166,000 -100 166,061 1,112
January 2019 166,100 -600 164,949 2,844
December 2018 166,700 -300 162,105 -125
November 2018 167,000 -1,000 162,230 51
October 2018 168,000 1,500 162,179 865
September 2018 166,500 300 161,314 -784
August 2018 166,200 700 162,098 -371
July 2018 165,500 300 162,469 -272
June 2018 165,200 100 162,741 -117
May 2018 165,100 600 162,858 -421
April 2018 164,500 800 163,279 -279
March 2018 163,700 -200 163,558 239