Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas Job Growth
There were 2,978,000 jobs in Houston, Texas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,069,149 employed persons for the month. Houston lost 500 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 7,886 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Houston job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 peaked in February 2020 at 3,199,900. Since then 221,900 jobs have been lost in Houston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,828,500 in April 2020, Houston has gained 149,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 3,332,796 for Houston in December 2019. 263,647 jobs have been lost in Houston since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,711,966, Houston has added 357,183 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Houston, Texas Employment History