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El Paso, Texas Job Growth

There were 313,700 jobs in El Paso, Texas in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 334,905 employed persons for the month. El Paso added 3,300 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 101 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare El Paso job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 313,700 +3,300 -13,200
CPS 334,905 +101 -18,885

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 328,700. Since then 15,000 jobs have been lost in El Paso according to the employer survey. From a trough of 286,500 in April 2020, El Paso has gained 27,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 354,173 for El Paso in February 2020. 19,268 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 51,509 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

El Paso, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 313,700 3,300 334,905 101
October 2020 310,400 1,100 334,804 245
September 2020 309,300 -2,900 334,559 -12,863
August 2020 312,200 3,600 347,422 18,403
July 2020 308,600 3,300 329,019 3,849
June 2020 305,300 11,700 325,170 27,457
May 2020 293,600 7,100 297,713 14,317
April 2020 286,500 -41,700 283,396 -60,550
March 2020 328,200 -500 343,946 -10,227
February 2020 328,700 700 354,173 768
January 2020 328,000 800 353,405 -739
December 2019 327,200 300 354,144 354