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Longview, Texas Job Growth

There were 97,500 jobs in Longview, Texas in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 94,589 employed persons for the month. Longview added 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 373 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Longview job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 97,500 +100 +800
CPS 94,589 +373 +973

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 6,000 jobs have been lost in Longview according to the employer survey. From a trough of 95,500 in April 2017, Longview has gained 2,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 104,047 for Longview in October 2008. 9,458 jobs have been lost in Longview since then according to the household survey. From a December 2016 low of 91,534, Longview has added 3,055 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Longview, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 97,500 100 94,589 373
January 2019 97,400 -100 94,216 204
December 2018 97,500 -200 94,012 102
November 2018 97,700 0 93,910 438
October 2018 97,700 200 93,472 602
September 2018 97,500 -200 92,870 466
August 2018 97,700 200 92,404 -299
July 2018 97,500 -200 92,703 -255
June 2018 97,700 -100 92,958 -388
May 2018 97,800 500 93,346 11
April 2018 97,300 200 93,335 -67
March 2018 97,100 400 93,402 -214