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McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas Job Growth

There were 261,899 jobs in McAllen, Texas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 319,229 employed persons for the month. McAllen lost 500 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 458 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare McAllen job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 261,899 -500 -12,500
CPS 319,229 +458 -15,284

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 February 2020 at 274,400. Since then 12,500 jobs have been lost in McAllen according to the employer survey. From a trough of 245,900 in April 2020, McAllen has gained 15,999 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 334,513 for McAllen in February 2020. 15,284 jobs have been lost in McAllen since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 271,858, McAllen has added 47,371 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

McAllen, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 261,899 -500 319,229 458
January 2021 262,400 -400 318,771 6,635
December 2020 262,800 0 312,136 711
November 2020 262,800 699 311,425 -4,215
October 2020 262,100 100 315,640 593
September 2020 262,000 2,000 315,047 -11,266
August 2020 260,000 -1,399 326,313 13,416
July 2020 261,399 1,500 312,897 4,838
June 2020 259,899 6,899 308,059 21,740
May 2020 253,000 7,100 286,319 14,461
April 2020 245,900 -28,200 271,858 -49,840
March 2020 274,100 -300 321,698 -12,815