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Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas Job Growth

There were 151,700 jobs in Beaumont, Texas in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 149,421 employed persons for the month. Beaumont added 2,100 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,565 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Beaumont job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 151,700 +2,100 -12,800
CPS 149,421 +2,565 -14,409

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 19,100 jobs have been lost in Beaumont according to the employer survey. From a trough of 144,800 in April 2020, Beaumont has gained 6,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 176,077 for Beaumont in October 2008. 26,656 jobs have been lost in Beaumont since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 132,009, Beaumont has added 17,412 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Beaumont, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 151,700 2,100 149,421 2,565
June 2020 149,600 1,900 146,856 9,539
May 2020 147,700 2,900 137,317 5,308
April 2020 144,800 -18,800 132,009 -26,318
March 2020 163,600 -2,300 158,327 -6,587
February 2020 165,900 0 164,914 -4
January 2020 165,900 500 164,918 -370
December 2019 165,400 -600 165,288 170
November 2019 166,000 500 165,118 242
October 2019 165,500 100 164,876 329
September 2019 165,400 400 164,547 385
August 2019 165,000 500 164,162 332