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Killeen-Temple, Texas Job Growth

There were 142,000 jobs in Killeen, Texas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 165,772 employed persons for the month. Killeen lost 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 163 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Killeen job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 142,000 -200 -4,700
CPS 165,772 +163 -7,048

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Killeen, Texas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Killeen 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 Killeen, Texas

CES employment for Killeen peaked in January 2020 at 147,100. Since then 5,100 jobs have been lost in Killeen according to the employer survey. From a trough of 135,000 in April 2020, Killeen has gained 7,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 172,820 for Killeen in February 2020. 7,048 jobs have been lost in Killeen since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 144,533, Killeen has added 21,239 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Killeen, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 142,000 -200 165,772 163
January 2021 142,200 0 165,609 345
December 2020 142,200 100 165,264 63
November 2020 142,100 400 165,201 13
October 2020 141,700 400 165,188 201
September 2020 141,300 0 164,987 -4,280
August 2020 141,300 1,000 169,267 7,918
July 2020 140,300 1,000 161,349 2,845
June 2020 139,300 3,000 158,504 9,780
May 2020 136,300 1,300 148,724 4,191
April 2020 135,000 -11,600 144,533 -23,144
March 2020 146,600 -100 167,677 -5,143