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Laredo, Texas Job Growth

There were 100,500 jobs in Laredo, Texas in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 106,468 employed persons for the month. Laredo added 200 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 159 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Laredo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 100,500 +200 +3,900
CPS 106,468 +159 +8,274

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

CPS employment reached a maximum of 115,025 for Laredo in February 2020. 8,557 jobs have been lost in Laredo since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 95,264, Laredo has added 11,204 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Laredo, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 100,500 200 106,468 159
April 2021 100,300 -600 106,309 60
March 2021 100,900 1,000 106,249 130
February 2021 99,900 -500 106,119 30
January 2021 100,400 600 106,089 240
December 2020 99,800 300 105,849 27
November 2020 99,500 -200 105,822 -1,716
October 2020 99,700 700 107,538 2,084
September 2020 99,000 -100 105,454 -2,812
August 2020 99,100 200 108,266 3,539
July 2020 98,900 600 104,727 434
June 2020 98,300 1,700 104,293 6,099