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McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas Job Growth

There were 263,500 jobs in McAllen, Texas in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 322,505 employed persons for the month. McAllen lost 400 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 58 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare McAllen job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 263,500 -400 +4,500
CPS 322,505 +58 +4,848

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 September 2018 at 263,900. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in McAllen according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 324,096 for McAllen in May 2018. 1,591 jobs have been lost in McAllen since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 322,447, McAllen has added 58 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

McAllen, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 263,500 -400 322,505 58
September 2018 263,900 600 322,447 -181
August 2018 263,300 500 322,628 -516
July 2018 262,800 -100 323,144 55
June 2018 262,900 500 323,089 -1,007
May 2018 262,400 799 324,096 525
April 2018 261,600 400 323,571 107
March 2018 261,200 300 323,464 1,780
February 2018 260,899 699 321,684 2,374
January 2018 260,200 1,099 319,310 1,075
December 2017 259,100 -199 318,235 383
November 2017 259,300 300 317,852 195