Department of Numbers

El Paso, Texas Job Growth

There were 328,300 jobs in El Paso, Texas in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 347,512 employed persons for the month. El Paso added 700 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 146 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare El Paso job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 328,300 +700 +4,400
CPS 347,512 -146 +709

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 July 2022 at 329,900. Since then 1,600 jobs have been lost in El Paso according to the employer survey. From a trough of 327,200 in September 2022, El Paso has gained 1,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 350,048 for El Paso in February 2020. 2,536 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 53,037 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

El Paso, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 328,300 700 347,512 -146
October 2022 327,600 400 347,658 -291
September 2022 327,200 -1,500 347,949 -460
August 2022 328,700 -1,200 348,409 245
July 2022 329,900 3,400 348,164 613
June 2022 326,500 5,100 347,551 252
May 2022 321,400 -900 347,299 -632
April 2022 322,300 -1,100 347,931 -371
March 2022 323,400 -700 348,302 619
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