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Odessa, Texas Job Growth

There were 82,300 jobs in Odessa, Texas in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 84,697 employed persons for the month. Odessa lost 300 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Odessa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 82,300 -300 +200
CPS 84,697 +3 +409

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 July 2019 at 83,300. Since then 1,000 jobs have been lost in Odessa according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 84,740 for Odessa in March 2019. 43 jobs have been lost in Odessa since then according to the household survey. From a June 2019 low of 84,569, Odessa has added 128 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Odessa, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 82,300 -300 84,697 3
September 2019 82,600 -300 84,694 65
August 2019 82,900 -400 84,629 2
July 2019 83,300 300 84,627 58
June 2019 83,000 400 84,569 -68
May 2019 82,600 100 84,637 -53
April 2019 82,500 500 84,690 -50
March 2019 82,000 200 84,740 25
February 2019 81,800 -500 84,715 165
January 2019 82,300 -100 84,550 249
December 2018 82,400 100 84,301 -29
November 2018 82,300 200 84,330 42