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McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas Job Growth

There were 272,200 jobs in McAllen, Texas in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 331,400 employed persons for the month. McAllen added 1,200 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 194 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare McAllen job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 272,200 +1,200 +6,700
CPS 331,400 +194 +5,551

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 in August 2019 is at a new high of 272,200.

CPS employment in August 2019 for McAllen is at a new high of 331,400.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

McAllen, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 272,200 1,200 331,400 194
July 2019 271,000 500 331,206 84
June 2019 270,500 -100 331,122 127
May 2019 270,600 700 330,995 664
April 2019 269,900 600 330,331 755
March 2019 269,300 1,200 329,576 1,389
February 2019 268,100 1,300 328,187 1,246
January 2019 266,800 900 326,941 493
December 2018 265,900 -100 326,448 -5
November 2018 266,000 400 326,453 61
October 2018 265,600 -200 326,392 261
September 2018 265,800 300 326,131 282