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Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas Job Growth

There were 141,200 jobs in Brownsville, Texas in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 156,037 employed persons for the month. Brownsville added 100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 881 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Brownsville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 141,200 +100 -200
CPS 156,037 +881 +661

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 2016 at 142,200. Since then 1,000 jobs have been lost in Brownsville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 140,800 in November 2017, Brownsville has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in February 2018 for Brownsville is at a new high of 156,037.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Brownsville, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 141,200 100 156,037 881
January 2018 141,100 -200 155,156 20
December 2017 141,300 500 155,136 395
November 2017 140,800 -700 154,741 -504
October 2017 141,500 -300 155,245 -370
September 2017 141,800 -100 155,615 643
August 2017 141,900 800 154,972 130
July 2017 141,100 -600 154,842 16
June 2017 141,700 0 154,826 -608
May 2017 141,700 200 155,434 -75
April 2017 141,500 -300 155,509 -117
March 2017 141,800 400 155,626 250