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Laredo, Texas Job Growth

There were 101,200 jobs in Laredo, Texas in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 106,852 employed persons for the month. Laredo added 200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 57 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Laredo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 101,200 +200 -6,800
CPS 106,852 -57 -7,742

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 7,700 jobs have been lost in Laredo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 96,700 in April 2020, Laredo has gained 4,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 114,817 for Laredo in February 2020. 7,965 jobs have been lost in Laredo since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 93,094, Laredo has added 13,758 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Laredo, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 101,200 200 106,852 -57
October 2020 101,000 200 106,909 99
September 2020 100,800 0 106,810 -3,261
August 2020 100,800 400 110,071 4,862
July 2020 100,400 1,000 105,209 1,330
June 2020 99,400 1,200 103,879 6,799
May 2020 98,200 1,500 97,080 3,986
April 2020 96,700 -11,600 93,094 -18,012
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