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Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas Job Growth

There were 3,200,500 jobs in Houston, Texas in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,298,602 employed persons for the month. Houston added 17,300 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 8,993 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Houston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,200,500 +17,300 +173,700
CPS 3,298,602 +8,993 +131,243

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 April 2022 is at a new high of 3,200,500.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 3,302,371 for Houston in February 2020. 3,769 jobs have been lost in Houston since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,799,778, Houston has added 498,824 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Houston, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 3,200,500 17,300 3,298,602 8,993
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
September 2021 3,100,600 8,900 3,241,255 15,456
August 2021 3,091,700 9,600 3,225,799 16,683
July 2021 3,082,100 34,200 3,209,116 16,141
June 2021 3,047,900 12,000 3,192,975 13,529
May 2021 3,035,900 9,100 3,179,446 12,087