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Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas Job Growth

There were 143,400 jobs in Brownsville, Texas in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 157,093 employed persons for the month. Brownsville lost 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 470 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Brownsville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 143,400 -100 +1,900
CPS 157,093 +470 +2,166

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 September 2018 at 143,500. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Brownsville according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Brownsville is at a new high of 157,093.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Brownsville, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 143,400 -100 157,093 470
September 2018 143,500 200 156,623 279
August 2018 143,300 500 156,344 -64
July 2018 142,800 100 156,408 63
June 2018 142,700 300 156,345 -302
May 2018 142,400 200 156,647 201
April 2018 142,200 500 156,446 -19
March 2018 141,700 500 156,465 568
February 2018 141,200 100 155,897 1,026
January 2018 141,100 -200 154,871 399
December 2017 141,300 500 154,472 -116
November 2017 140,800 -700 154,588 -339