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Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas Job Growth

There were 3,196,100 jobs in Houston, Texas in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,346,163 employed persons for the month. Houston added 7,600 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,480 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Houston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,196,100 +7,600 +62,500
CPS 3,346,163 +1,480 +71,681

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 January 2020 is at a new high of 3,196,100.

CPS employment in January 2020 for Houston is at a new high of 3,346,163.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Houston, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 3,196,100 7,600 3,346,163 1,480
December 2019 3,188,500 8,500 3,344,683 7,484
November 2019 3,180,000 11,100 3,337,199 10,071
October 2019 3,168,900 1,200 3,327,128 9,044
September 2019 3,167,700 6,300 3,318,084 7,049
August 2019 3,161,400 5,000 3,311,035 4,003
July 2019 3,156,400 6,200 3,307,032 3,821
June 2019 3,150,200 3,400 3,303,211 5,786
May 2019 3,146,800 5,700 3,297,425 4,549
April 2019 3,141,100 2,800 3,292,876 5,058
March 2019 3,138,300 -1,800 3,287,818 6,235
February 2019 3,140,100 6,500 3,281,583 7,101