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El Paso, Texas Job Growth

There were 323,900 jobs in El Paso, Texas in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 348,456 employed persons for the month. El Paso lost 200 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 773 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare El Paso job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 323,900 -200 +8,900
CPS 348,456 +773 +9,406

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

El Paso, Texas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for El Paso 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 El Paso, Texas

CES employment for El Paso peaked in February 2020 at 327,700. Since then 3,800 jobs have been lost in El Paso according to the employer survey. From a trough of 289,000 in April 2020, El Paso has gained 34,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 350,048 for El Paso in February 2020. 1,592 jobs have been lost in El Paso since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 294,475, El Paso has added 53,981 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

El Paso, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 323,900 -200 348,456 773
February 2022 324,100 200 347,683 498
January 2022 323,900 1,300 347,185 571
December 2021 322,600 -1,300 346,614 -189
November 2021 323,900 700 346,803 -167
October 2021 323,200 3,000 346,970 552
September 2021 320,200 -800 346,418 1,165
August 2021 321,000 400 345,253 1,581
July 2021 320,600 2,900 343,672 1,679
June 2021 317,700 2,200 341,993 1,359
May 2021 315,500 1,500 340,634 965
April 2021 314,000 -1,000 339,669 619