Department of Numbers

El Paso, Texas Job Growth

There were 321,400 jobs in El Paso, Texas in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 349,419 employed persons for the month. El Paso lost 300 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 166 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare El Paso job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 321,400 -300 +3,700
CPS 349,419 -166 +4,292

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 May 2019 at 321,700. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in El Paso according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 349,585 for El Paso in June 2019. 166 jobs have been lost in El Paso since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

El Paso, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 321,400 -300 349,419 -166
June 2019 321,700 0 349,585 73
May 2019 321,700 800 349,512 406
April 2019 320,900 100 349,106 334
March 2019 320,800 700 348,772 596
February 2019 320,100 0 348,176 832
January 2019 320,100 900 347,344 467
December 2018 319,200 600 346,877 -72
November 2018 318,600 -600 346,949 30
October 2018 319,200 400 346,919 445
September 2018 318,800 500 346,474 664
August 2018 318,300 600 345,810 683