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Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas Job Growth

There were 162,600 jobs in Beaumont, Texas in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 162,990 employed persons for the month. Beaumont lost 400 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 864 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Beaumont job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 162,600 -400 -1,600
CPS 162,990 +864 +1,679

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 8,200 jobs have been lost in Beaumont according to the employer survey. From a trough of 159,100 in September 2009, Beaumont has gained 3,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 176,126 for Beaumont in July 2008. 13,136 jobs have been lost in Beaumont since then according to the household survey. From a October 2017 low of 160,170, Beaumont has added 2,820 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Beaumont, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 162,600 -400 162,990 864
January 2018 163,000 -100 162,126 1,179
December 2017 163,100 -100 160,947 384
November 2017 163,200 500 160,563 393
October 2017 162,700 2,400 160,170 -72
September 2017 160,300 -2,100 160,242 -133
August 2017 162,400 -1,000 160,375 -141
July 2017 163,400 -500 160,516 143
June 2017 163,900 0 160,373 -72
May 2017 163,900 -100 160,445 -547
April 2017 164,000 -700 160,992 1
March 2017 164,700 500 160,991 -320