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Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas Job Growth

There were 128,699 jobs in Brownsville, Texas in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 127,322 employed persons for the month. Brownsville lost 17,000 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 26,691 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Brownsville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 128,699 -17,000 -15,200
CPS 127,322 -26,691 -29,641

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 17,200 jobs have been lost in Brownsville according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 158,696 for Brownsville in February 2020. 31,374 jobs have been lost in Brownsville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Brownsville, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 128,699 -17,000 127,322 -26,691
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
November 2019 145,400 300 158,559 24
October 2019 145,100 -400 158,535 97
September 2019 145,500 300 158,438 200
August 2019 145,200 700 158,238 313
July 2019 144,500 -200 157,925 366
June 2019 144,700 400 157,559 348
May 2019 144,300 400 157,211 248