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McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas Job Growth

There were 269,900 jobs in McAllen, Texas in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 332,319 employed persons for the month. McAllen added 2,800 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 9,424 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare McAllen job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 269,900 +2,800 +8,500
CPS 332,319 +9,424 +15,554

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 4,500 jobs have been lost in McAllen according to the employer survey. From a trough of 245,900 in April 2020, McAllen has gained 24,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 335,569 for McAllen in February 2020. 3,250 jobs have been lost in McAllen since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 283,161, McAllen has added 49,158 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

McAllen, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 269,900 2,800 332,319 9,424
June 2021 267,100 2,900 322,895 704
May 2021 264,200 -400 322,191 476
April 2021 264,600 400 321,715 247
March 2021 264,200 1,900 321,468 319
February 2021 262,300 -100 321,149 -126
January 2021 262,400 -400 321,275 127
December 2020 262,800 0 321,148 479
November 2020 262,800 699 320,669 -4,937
October 2020 262,100 100 325,606 6,328
September 2020 262,000 2,000 319,278 -7,162
August 2020 260,000 -1,399 326,440 9,675