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Laredo, Texas Job Growth

There were 105,800 jobs in Laredo, Texas in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 113,623 employed persons for the month. Laredo lost 300 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 761 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Laredo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 105,800 -300 +1,300
CPS 113,623 +761 +2,089

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 July 2018 at 106,100. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Laredo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 105,000 in September 2018, Laredo has gained 800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in February 2019 for Laredo is at a new high of 113,623.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Laredo, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 105,800 -300 113,623 761
January 2019 106,100 500 112,862 1,511
December 2018 105,600 500 111,351 366
November 2018 105,100 -200 110,985 233
October 2018 105,300 300 110,752 312
September 2018 105,000 -1,000 110,440 -487
August 2018 106,000 -100 110,927 -314
July 2018 106,100 1,600 111,241 -81
June 2018 104,500 0 111,322 -192
May 2018 104,500 -200 111,514 -148
April 2018 104,700 0 111,662 30
March 2018 104,700 200 111,632 98