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Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas Job Growth

There were 3,200,000 jobs in Houston, Texas in November 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,337,440 employed persons for the month. Houston added 9,400 jobs in November 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 10,312 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Houston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,200,000 +9,400 +85,300
CPS 3,337,440 +10,312 +68,573

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Houston, Texas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Houston 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 Houston, Texas

CES employment for Houston in November 2019 is at a new high of 3,200,000.

CPS employment in November 2019 for Houston is at a new high of 3,337,440.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2019

Houston, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2019 3,200,000 9,400 3,337,440 10,312
October 2019 3,190,600 10,800 3,327,128 9,044
September 2019 3,179,800 5,200 3,318,084 7,049
August 2019 3,174,600 2,600 3,311,035 4,003
July 2019 3,172,000 500 3,307,032 3,821
June 2019 3,171,500 11,400 3,303,211 5,786
May 2019 3,160,100 12,300 3,297,425 4,549
April 2019 3,147,800 6,600 3,292,876 5,058
March 2019 3,141,200 11,100 3,287,818 6,235
February 2019 3,130,100 7,500 3,281,583 7,101
January 2019 3,122,600 5,900 3,274,482 6,143
December 2018 3,116,700 2,000 3,268,339 -528