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Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas Job Growth

There were 153,600 jobs in Beaumont, Texas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 152,671 employed persons for the month. Beaumont lost 0 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 103 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Beaumont job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 153,600 0 -12,000
CPS 152,671 -103 -12,243

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 16,600 jobs have been lost in Beaumont according to the employer survey. From a trough of 145,800 in April 2020, Beaumont has gained 7,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 176,077 for Beaumont in October 2008. 23,406 jobs have been lost in Beaumont since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 132,009, Beaumont has added 20,662 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Beaumont, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 153,600 0 152,671 -103
January 2021 153,600 0 152,774 118
December 2020 153,600 200 152,656 264
November 2020 153,400 1,400 152,392 107
October 2020 152,000 900 152,285 262
September 2020 151,100 -300 152,023 -4,094
August 2020 151,400 1,200 156,117 6,993
July 2020 150,200 1,400 149,124 2,268
June 2020 148,800 1,600 146,856 9,539
May 2020 147,200 1,400 137,317 5,308
April 2020 145,800 -18,500 132,009 -26,318
March 2020 164,300 -1,300 158,327 -6,587