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Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas Job Growth

There were 140,300 jobs in Brownsville, Texas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 151,946 employed persons for the month. Brownsville added 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 81 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Brownsville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 140,300 +100 -6,600
CPS 151,946 +81 -6,750

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 6,600 jobs have been lost in Brownsville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 130,800 in April 2020, Brownsville has gained 9,499 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 158,696 for Brownsville in February 2020. 6,750 jobs have been lost in Brownsville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 128,649, Brownsville has added 23,297 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Brownsville, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 140,300 100 151,946 81
January 2021 140,200 0 151,865 3,485
December 2020 140,200 200 148,380 291
November 2020 140,000 600 148,089 -1,250
October 2020 139,400 -400 149,339 307
September 2020 139,800 200 149,032 -5,098
August 2020 139,600 2,400 154,130 8,840
July 2020 137,200 -2,200 145,290 334
June 2020 139,400 3,700 144,956 11,239
May 2020 135,700 4,899 133,717 5,068
April 2020 130,800 -16,099 128,649 -25,364
March 2020 146,900 0 154,013 -4,683