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McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas Job Growth

There were 260,100 jobs in McAllen, Texas in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 311,965 employed persons for the month. McAllen added 2,200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 3,675 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare McAllen job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 260,100 +2,200 -13,399
CPS 311,965 -3,675 -21,871

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 14,799 jobs have been lost in McAllen according to the employer survey. From a trough of 247,200 in April 2020, McAllen has gained 12,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 334,513 for McAllen in February 2020. 22,548 jobs have been lost in McAllen since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 271,858, McAllen has added 40,107 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

McAllen, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 260,100 2,200 311,965 -3,675
October 2020 257,899 -200 315,640 593
September 2020 258,100 -699 315,047 -11,266
August 2020 258,800 -300 326,313 13,416
July 2020 259,100 1,000 312,897 4,838
June 2020 258,100 5,800 308,059 21,740
May 2020 252,300 5,100 286,319 14,461
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