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Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas Job Growth

There were 157,900 jobs in Beaumont, Texas in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 155,661 employed persons for the month. Beaumont added 200 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 773 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Beaumont job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 157,900 +200 +7,700
CPS 155,661 +773 +6,393

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 12,300 jobs have been lost in Beaumont according to the employer survey. From a trough of 145,800 in April 2020, Beaumont has gained 12,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 176,233 for Beaumont in October 2008. 20,572 jobs have been lost in Beaumont since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 137,401, Beaumont has added 18,260 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Beaumont, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 157,900 200 155,661 773
June 2021 157,700 200 154,888 425
May 2021 157,500 800 154,463 471
April 2021 156,700 700 153,992 114
March 2021 156,000 2,500 153,878 12
February 2021 153,500 -100 153,866 -351
January 2021 153,600 0 154,217 12
December 2020 153,600 200 154,205 602
November 2020 153,400 1,400 153,603 -1,497
October 2020 152,000 900 155,100 3,212
September 2020 151,100 -300 151,888 -3,566
August 2020 151,400 1,200 155,454 6,186