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Odessa, Texas Job Growth

There were 81,600 jobs in Odessa, Texas in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 85,375 employed persons for the month. Odessa lost 700 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,617 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Odessa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 81,600 -700 +3,700
CPS 85,375 +1,617 +7,240

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Odessa, Texas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Odessa 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 Odessa, Texas

CES employment for Odessa peaked in December 2018 at 82,400. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in Odessa according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in February 2019 for Odessa is at a new high of 85,375.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Odessa, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 81,600 -700 85,375 1,617
January 2019 82,300 -100 83,758 5,372
December 2018 82,400 100 78,386 58
November 2018 82,300 200 78,328 -35
October 2018 82,100 700 78,363 306
September 2018 81,400 200 78,057 -154
August 2018 81,200 100 78,211 -141
July 2018 81,100 -100 78,352 189
June 2018 81,200 400 78,163 -396
May 2018 80,800 600 78,559 -15
April 2018 80,200 1,200 78,574 322
March 2018 79,000 1,100 78,252 117