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.
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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
Brownsville, Texas Employment History