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Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas Job Growth

There were 142,000 jobs in Brownsville, Texas in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 154,116 employed persons for the month. Brownsville added 400 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 397 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Brownsville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 142,000 +400 +4,800
CPS 154,116 +397 +5,479

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Brownsville, Texas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Brownsville 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 Brownsville, Texas

CES employment for Brownsville peaked in February 2020 at 146,900. Since then 4,900 jobs have been lost in Brownsville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 130,800 in April 2020, Brownsville has gained 11,199 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 160,462 for Brownsville in February 2020. 6,346 jobs have been lost in Brownsville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 135,287, Brownsville has added 18,829 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Brownsville, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 142,000 400 154,116 397
June 2021 141,600 1,200 153,719 149
May 2021 140,400 -700 153,570 108
April 2021 141,100 100 153,462 -63
March 2021 141,000 300 153,525 -120
February 2021 140,700 500 153,645 -297
January 2021 140,200 0 153,942 -31
December 2020 140,200 200 153,973 487
November 2020 140,000 600 153,486 -1,657
October 2020 139,400 -400 155,143 3,177
September 2020 139,800 200 151,966 -4,525
August 2020 139,600 2,400 156,491 7,854