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El Paso, Texas Job Growth

There were 320,000 jobs in El Paso, Texas in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 343,690 employed persons for the month. El Paso added 700 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,690 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare El Paso job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 320,000 +700 +8,100
CPS 343,690 +1,690 -2,000

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 7,800 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 30,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 354,450 for El Paso in January 2020. 10,760 jobs have been lost in El Paso since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 296,390, El Paso has added 47,300 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

El Paso, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 320,000 700 343,690 1,690
July 2021 319,300 2,200 342,000 1,366
June 2021 317,100 1,600 340,634 425
May 2021 315,500 600 340,209 337
April 2021 314,900 -400 339,872 -263
March 2021 315,300 600 340,135 -346
February 2021 314,700 -200 340,481 -343
January 2021 314,900 100 340,824 329
December 2020 314,800 700 340,495 513
November 2020 314,100 1,600 339,982 -4,085
October 2020 312,500 1,300 344,067 6,570
September 2020 311,200 -700 337,497 -8,193