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Longview, Texas Job Growth

There were 97,400 jobs in Longview, Texas in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 93,462 employed persons for the month. Longview lost 200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 592 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Longview job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 97,400 -200 +1,000
CPS 93,462 +592 +846

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 6,100 jobs have been lost in Longview according to the employer survey. From a trough of 95,500 in December 2016, Longview has gained 1,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 104,047 for Longview in October 2008. 10,585 jobs have been lost in Longview since then according to the household survey. From a December 2016 low of 91,534, Longview has added 1,928 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Longview, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 97,400 -200 93,462 592
September 2018 97,600 700 92,870 466
August 2018 96,900 200 92,404 -299
July 2018 96,700 -400 92,703 -255
June 2018 97,100 200 92,958 -388
May 2018 96,900 300 93,346 11
April 2018 96,600 300 93,335 -67
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