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Odessa, Texas Job Growth

There were 76,500 jobs in Odessa, Texas in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 78,861 employed persons for the month. Odessa added 900 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 609 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Odessa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 76,500 +900 +4,300
CPS 78,861 +609 +5,236

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 2014 at 81,300. Since then 4,800 jobs have been lost in Odessa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 69,100 in June 2016, Odessa has gained 7,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 81,645 for Odessa in November 2014. 2,784 jobs have been lost in Odessa since then according to the household survey. From a June 2016 low of 70,507, Odessa has added 8,354 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Odessa, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 76,500 900 78,861 609
March 2018 75,600 200 78,252 117
February 2018 75,400 400 78,135 958
January 2018 75,000 100 77,177 299
December 2017 74,900 0 76,878 60
November 2017 74,900 -200 76,818 -15
October 2017 75,100 600 76,833 138
September 2017 74,500 300 76,695 461
August 2017 74,200 400 76,234 551
July 2017 73,800 200 75,683 632
June 2017 73,600 600 75,051 718
May 2017 73,000 800 74,333 708