Department of Numbers

El Paso, Texas Job Growth

There were 319,500 jobs in El Paso, Texas in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 349,407 employed persons for the month. El Paso lost 600 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,514 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare El Paso job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 319,500 -600 +3,700
CPS 349,407 +1,514 +5,945

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 January 2019 at 320,100. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in El Paso according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in February 2019 for El Paso is at a new high of 349,407.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

El Paso, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 319,500 -600 349,407 1,514
January 2019 320,100 900 347,893 1,206
December 2018 319,200 600 346,687 412
November 2018 318,600 -600 346,275 328
October 2018 319,200 400 345,947 1,283
September 2018 318,800 500 344,664 -695
August 2018 318,300 600 345,359 -176
July 2018 317,700 900 345,535 1,084
June 2018 316,800 600 344,451 -436
May 2018 316,200 300 344,887 -135
April 2018 315,900 -200 345,022 465
March 2018 316,100 300 344,557 1,095