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Longview, Texas Job Growth

There were 90,700 jobs in Longview, Texas in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 80,902 employed persons for the month. Longview added 200 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,215 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Longview job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 90,700 +200 -9,700
CPS 80,902 +2,215 -14,751

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 12,800 jobs have been lost in Longview according to the employer survey. From a trough of 90,500 in April 2020, Longview has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 104,064 for Longview in August 2008. 23,162 jobs have been lost in Longview since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 78,687, Longview has added 2,215 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Longview, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 90,700 200 80,902 2,215
April 2020 90,500 -8,100 78,687 -13,006
March 2020 98,600 -400 91,693 -3,879
February 2020 99,000 -300 95,572 -185
January 2020 99,300 -500 95,757 -144
December 2019 99,800 100 95,901 -9
November 2019 99,700 -100 95,910 0
October 2019 99,800 -200 95,910 35
September 2019 100,000 -300 95,875 68
August 2019 100,300 200 95,807 85
July 2019 100,100 200 95,722 49
June 2019 99,900 -500 95,673 20