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Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas Job Growth

There were 142,600 jobs in Brownsville, Texas in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 156,371 employed persons for the month. Brownsville added 100 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 104 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Brownsville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 142,600 +100 +800
CPS 156,371 -104 +847

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 May 2019 at 142,700. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Brownsville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 142,500 in June 2019, Brownsville has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 156,480 for Brownsville in May 2019. 109 jobs have been lost in Brownsville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Brownsville, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 142,600 100 156,371 -104
June 2019 142,500 -200 156,475 -5
May 2019 142,700 200 156,480 104
April 2019 142,500 300 156,376 89
March 2019 142,200 100 156,287 192
February 2019 142,100 100 156,095 224
January 2019 142,000 0 155,871 73
December 2018 142,000 200 155,798 -19
November 2018 141,800 300 155,817 -23
October 2018 141,500 -400 155,840 52
September 2018 141,900 100 155,788 128
August 2018 141,800 0 155,660 136