Department of Numbers

El Paso, Texas Job Growth

There were 287,100 jobs in El Paso, Texas in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 283,512 employed persons for the month. El Paso lost 41,100 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 60,434 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare El Paso job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 287,100 -41,100 -35,300
CPS 283,512 -60,434 -64,670

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 41,600 jobs have been lost in El Paso according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 354,173 for El Paso in February 2020. 70,661 jobs have been lost in El Paso since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

El Paso, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 287,100 -41,100 283,512 -60,434
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
November 2019 326,900 400 353,790 584
October 2019 326,500 600 353,206 806
September 2019 325,900 800 352,400 1,067
August 2019 325,100 400 351,333 1,183
July 2019 324,700 1,800 350,150 1,014
June 2019 322,900 500 349,136 680
May 2019 322,400 0 348,456 274