Department of Numbers

Laredo, Texas Job Growth

There were 92,800 jobs in Laredo, Texas in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 89,455 employed persons for the month. Laredo lost 15,500 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 21,651 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Laredo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 92,800 -15,500 -15,000
CPS 89,455 -21,651 -24,598

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 February 2020 at 108,900. Since then 16,100 jobs have been lost in Laredo according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 114,817 for Laredo in February 2020. 25,362 jobs have been lost in Laredo since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Laredo, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 92,800 -15,500 89,455 -21,651
March 2020 108,300 -600 111,106 -3,711
February 2020 108,900 300 114,817 189
January 2020 108,600 600 114,628 56
December 2019 108,000 0 114,572 -22
November 2019 108,000 -400 114,594 -22
October 2019 108,400 300 114,616 4
September 2019 108,100 200 114,612 34
August 2019 107,900 100 114,578 80
July 2019 107,800 100 114,498 115
June 2019 107,700 -300 114,383 153
May 2019 108,000 200 114,230 177