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Laredo, Texas Job Growth

There were 100,100 jobs in Laredo, Texas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 106,139 employed persons for the month. Laredo lost 300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 38 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Laredo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 100,100 -300 -8,400
CPS 106,139 +38 -8,678

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

Laredo, Texas Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Laredo peaked in January 2020 at 108,800. Since then 8,700 jobs have been lost in Laredo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 94,800 in April 2020, Laredo has gained 5,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 114,817 for Laredo in February 2020. 8,678 jobs have been lost in Laredo since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 93,094, Laredo has added 13,045 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Laredo, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 100,100 -300 106,139 38
January 2021 100,400 600 106,101 137
December 2020 99,800 300 105,964 241
November 2020 99,500 -200 105,723 -1,186
October 2020 99,700 700 106,909 99
September 2020 99,000 -100 106,810 -3,261
August 2020 99,100 200 110,071 4,862
July 2020 98,900 600 105,209 1,330
June 2020 98,300 1,700 103,879 6,799
May 2020 96,600 1,800 97,080 3,986
April 2020 94,800 -13,200 93,094 -18,012
March 2020 108,000 -500 111,106 -3,711