Department of Numbers

El Paso, Texas Job Growth

There were 315,000 jobs in El Paso, Texas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 338,946 employed persons for the month. El Paso added 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 137 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare El Paso job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 315,000 +100 -12,200
CPS 338,946 -137 -15,227

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 November 2019 at 327,800. Since then 12,800 jobs have been lost in El Paso according to the employer survey. From a trough of 289,700 in April 2020, El Paso has gained 25,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 354,173 for El Paso in February 2020. 15,227 jobs have been lost in El Paso since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 283,396, El Paso has added 55,550 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

El Paso, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 315,000 100 338,946 -137
January 2021 314,900 100 339,083 4,381
December 2020 314,800 700 334,702 17
November 2020 314,100 1,600 334,685 -119
October 2020 312,500 1,300 334,804 245
September 2020 311,200 -700 334,559 -12,863
August 2020 311,900 1,400 347,422 18,403
July 2020 310,500 3,500 329,019 3,849
June 2020 307,000 10,900 325,170 27,457
May 2020 296,100 6,400 297,713 14,317
April 2020 289,700 -37,300 283,396 -60,550
March 2020 327,000 -200 343,946 -10,227