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Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas Job Growth

There were 3,159,300 jobs in Houston, Texas in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,313,545 employed persons for the month. Houston added 3,700 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 8,751 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Houston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,159,300 +3,700 +111,100
CPS 3,313,545 +8,751 +119,146

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 December 2018 is at a new high of 3,159,300.

CPS employment in December 2018 for Houston is at a new high of 3,313,545.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

Houston, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 3,159,300 3,700 3,313,545 8,751
November 2018 3,155,600 7,300 3,304,794 15,097
October 2018 3,148,300 9,700 3,289,697 20,792
September 2018 3,138,600 6,300 3,268,905 4,169
August 2018 3,132,300 10,900 3,264,736 653
July 2018 3,121,400 4,800 3,264,083 8,504
June 2018 3,116,600 9,100 3,255,579 6,864
May 2018 3,107,500 12,500 3,248,715 3,661
April 2018 3,095,000 13,100 3,245,054 14,788
March 2018 3,081,900 11,700 3,230,266 8,450
February 2018 3,070,200 12,700 3,221,816 22,468
January 2018 3,057,500 9,300 3,199,348 4,949