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Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas Job Growth

There were 141,900 jobs in Brownsville, Texas in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 157,149 employed persons for the month. Brownsville lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 24 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Brownsville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 141,900 -100 +200
CPS 157,149 -24 +1,252

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 December 2018 at 142,000. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Brownsville according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 157,866 for Brownsville in December 2018. 717 jobs have been lost in Brownsville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Brownsville, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 141,900 -100 157,149 -24
January 2019 142,000 0 157,173 -693
December 2018 142,000 200 157,866 234
November 2018 141,800 300 157,632 450
October 2018 141,500 -400 157,182 559
September 2018 141,900 100 156,623 279
August 2018 141,800 0 156,344 -64
July 2018 141,800 700 156,408 63
June 2018 141,100 700 156,345 -302
May 2018 140,400 -100 156,647 201
April 2018 140,500 -1,000 156,446 -19
March 2018 141,500 -200 156,465 568