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Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas Job Growth

There were 163,300 jobs in Beaumont, Texas in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 162,317 employed persons for the month. Beaumont added 300 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,003 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Beaumont job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 163,300 +300 +600
CPS 162,317 +1,003 +379

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 7,500 jobs have been lost in Beaumont according to the employer survey. From a trough of 159,100 in September 2009, Beaumont has gained 4,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 176,126 for Beaumont in July 2008. 13,809 jobs have been lost in Beaumont since then according to the household survey. From a September 2013 low of 160,636, Beaumont has added 1,681 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Beaumont, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 163,300 300 162,317 1,003
September 2018 163,000 -100 161,314 -784
August 2018 163,100 0 162,098 -371
July 2018 163,100 -700 162,469 -272
June 2018 163,800 400 162,741 -117
May 2018 163,400 0 162,858 -421
April 2018 163,400 -700 163,279 -279
March 2018 164,100 900 163,558 239
February 2018 163,200 200 163,319 777
January 2018 163,000 -100 162,542 312
December 2017 163,100 -100 162,230 18
November 2017 163,200 500 162,212 274