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Laredo, Texas Job Growth

There were 102,500 jobs in Laredo, Texas in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 108,173 employed persons for the month. Laredo added 500 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 749 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Laredo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 102,500 +500 +3,400
CPS 108,173 +749 -93

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 6,300 jobs have been lost in Laredo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 94,800 in April 2020, Laredo has gained 7,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 115,025 for Laredo in February 2020. 6,852 jobs have been lost in Laredo since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 95,264, Laredo has added 12,909 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Laredo, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 102,500 500 108,173 749
July 2021 102,000 600 107,424 569
June 2021 101,400 400 106,855 318
May 2021 101,000 700 106,537 228
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