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Longview, Texas Job Growth

There were 96,500 jobs in Longview, Texas in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 93,167 employed persons for the month. Longview added 200 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 235 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Longview job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 96,500 +200 +600
CPS 93,167 -235 +1,072

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Longview, Texas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Longview 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 Longview, Texas

CES employment for Longview peaked in October 2014 at 103,500. Since then 7,000 jobs have been lost in Longview according to the employer survey. From a trough of 95,500 in December 2016, Longview has gained 1,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 104,047 for Longview in October 2008. 10,880 jobs have been lost in Longview since then according to the household survey. From a December 2016 low of 91,534, Longview has added 1,633 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Longview, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 96,500 200 93,167 -235
March 2018 96,300 -400 93,402 -214
February 2018 96,700 0 93,616 409
January 2018 96,700 100 93,207 401
December 2017 96,600 100 92,806 168
November 2017 96,500 100 92,638 22
October 2017 96,400 300 92,616 -90
September 2017 96,100 -400 92,706 125
August 2017 96,500 -100 92,581 95
July 2017 96,600 -300 92,486 97
June 2017 96,900 1,000 92,389 236
May 2017 95,900 0 92,153 58