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McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas Job Growth

There were 252,300 jobs in McAllen, Texas in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 285,229 employed persons for the month. McAllen added 5,100 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 13,371 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare McAllen job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 252,300 +5,100 -17,500
CPS 285,229 +13,371 -43,953

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

McAllen, Texas Employment Changes

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

CES employment for McAllen peaked in January 2020 at 274,900. Since then 22,600 jobs have been lost in McAllen according to the employer survey. From a trough of 247,200 in April 2020, McAllen has gained 5,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 334,513 for McAllen in February 2020. 49,284 jobs have been lost in McAllen since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 271,858, McAllen has added 13,371 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

McAllen, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 252,300 5,100 285,229 13,371
April 2020 247,200 -24,900 271,858 -49,840
March 2020 272,100 -2,600 321,698 -12,815
February 2020 274,700 -200 334,513 802
January 2020 274,900 900 333,711 -210
December 2019 274,000 500 333,921 85
November 2019 273,500 0 333,836 311
October 2019 273,500 300 333,525 559
September 2019 273,200 400 332,966 884
August 2019 272,800 1,400 332,082 1,093
July 2019 271,400 900 330,989 1,027
June 2019 270,500 700 329,962 780