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Longview, Texas Job Growth

There were 97,700 jobs in Longview, Texas in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 93,090 employed persons for the month. Longview added 100 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 144 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Longview job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 97,700 +100 0
CPS 93,090 -144 -856

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 5,800 jobs have been lost in Longview according to the employer survey. From a trough of 95,500 in April 2017, Longview has gained 2,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 104,064 for Longview in August 2008. 10,974 jobs have been lost in Longview since then according to the household survey. From a November 2016 low of 91,927, Longview has added 1,163 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Longview, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 97,700 100 93,090 -144
July 2019 97,600 500 93,234 -161
June 2019 97,100 200 93,395 -251
May 2019 96,900 200 93,646 -263
April 2019 96,700 0 93,909 -271
March 2019 96,700 -800 94,180 -144
February 2019 97,500 100 94,324 163
January 2019 97,400 -100 94,161 79
December 2018 97,500 -200 94,082 11
November 2018 97,700 0 94,071 28
October 2018 97,700 200 94,043 63
September 2018 97,500 -200 93,980 34