Department of Numbers

Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas Job Growth

There were 137,300 jobs in Brownsville, Texas in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 147,815 employed persons for the month. Brownsville added 300 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,524 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Brownsville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 137,300 +300 -8,100
CPS 147,815 -1,524 -10,744

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 145,900. Since then 8,600 jobs have been lost in Brownsville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 129,800 in April 2020, Brownsville has gained 7,499 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 158,696 for Brownsville in February 2020. 10,881 jobs have been lost in Brownsville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 128,649, Brownsville has added 19,166 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Brownsville, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 137,300 300 147,815 -1,524
October 2020 137,000 600 149,339 307
September 2020 136,400 -500 149,032 -5,098
August 2020 136,900 1,500 154,130 8,840
July 2020 135,400 500 145,290 334
June 2020 134,900 4,200 144,956 11,239
May 2020 130,699 899 133,717 5,068
April 2020 129,800 -15,899 128,649 -25,364
March 2020 145,700 -200 154,013 -4,683
February 2020 145,900 200 158,696 179
January 2020 145,700 0 158,517 -17
December 2019 145,700 300 158,534 -25