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Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas Job Growth

There were 152,900 jobs in Brownsville, Texas in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 164,236 employed persons for the month. Brownsville added 900 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 102 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Brownsville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 152,900 +900 +4,600
CPS 164,236 -102 +3,241

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 in July 2022 is at a new high of 152,900.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 164,464 for Brownsville in May 2022. 228 jobs have been lost in Brownsville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

Brownsville, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 152,900 900 164,236 -102
June 2022 152,000 -200 164,338 -126
May 2022 152,200 -400 164,464 183
April 2022 152,600 300 164,281 332
March 2022 152,300 100 163,949 752
February 2022 152,200 500 163,197 562
January 2022 151,700 100 162,635 345
December 2021 151,600 1,200 162,290 -41
November 2021 150,400 400 162,331 40
October 2021 150,000 -300 162,291 331
September 2021 150,300 1,300 161,960 466
August 2021 149,000 700 161,494 499