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Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas Job Growth

There were 3,293,500 jobs in Houston, Texas in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,354,939 employed persons for the month. Houston added 10,600 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 10,538 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Houston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,293,500 +10,600 +192,900
CPS 3,354,939 +10,538 +113,684

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 September 2022 is at a new high of 3,293,500.

CPS employment in September 2022 for Houston is at a new high of 3,354,939.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Houston, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 3,293,500 10,600 3,354,939 10,538
August 2022 3,282,900 13,200 3,344,401 10,679
July 2022 3,269,700 22,400 3,333,722 10,057
June 2022 3,247,300 26,000 3,323,665 13,163
May 2022 3,221,300 18,000 3,310,502 11,576
April 2022 3,203,300 20,100 3,298,926 9,317
March 2022 3,183,200 7,700 3,289,609 12,722
February 2022 3,175,500 19,600 3,276,887 11,102
January 2022 3,155,900 5,100 3,265,785 12,921
December 2021 3,150,800 16,700 3,252,864 -1,405
November 2021 3,134,100 17,300 3,254,269 1,637
October 2021 3,116,800 16,200 3,252,632 11,377