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Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas Job Growth

There were 3,068,300 jobs in Houston, Texas in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,221,102 employed persons for the month. Houston added 10,800 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 28,396 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Houston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,068,300 +10,800 +66,100
CPS 3,221,102 +28,396 +95,802

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 February 2018 is at a new high of 3,068,300.

CPS employment in February 2018 for Houston is at a new high of 3,221,102.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Houston, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 3,068,300 10,800 3,221,102 28,396
January 2018 3,057,500 9,300 3,192,706 16,283
December 2017 3,048,200 5,700 3,176,423 13,683
November 2017 3,042,500 15,300 3,162,740 11,173
October 2017 3,027,200 16,400 3,151,567 -2,715
September 2017 3,010,800 -10,300 3,154,282 4,541
August 2017 3,021,100 4,500 3,149,741 -3,905
July 2017 3,016,600 -4,400 3,153,646 5,253
June 2017 3,021,000 2,500 3,148,393 4,799
May 2017 3,018,500 5,300 3,143,594 -1,110
April 2017 3,013,200 -900 3,144,704 12,659
March 2017 3,014,100 11,900 3,132,045 6,745