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Odessa, Texas Job Growth

There were 74,100 jobs in Odessa, Texas in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 76,425 employed persons for the month. Odessa added 300 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 470 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Odessa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 74,100 +300 +4,500
CPS 76,425 +470 +3,976

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 April 2019 at 84,700. Since then 10,600 jobs have been lost in Odessa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 66,700 in July 2020, Odessa has gained 7,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 85,258 for Odessa in July 2019. 8,833 jobs have been lost in Odessa since then according to the household survey. From a July 2020 low of 68,137, Odessa has added 8,288 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Odessa, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 74,100 300 76,425 470
February 2022 73,800 500 75,955 349
January 2022 73,300 300 75,606 414
December 2021 73,000 400 75,192 -35
November 2021 72,600 800 75,227 66
October 2021 71,800 600 75,161 340
September 2021 71,200 100 74,821 414
August 2021 71,100 100 74,407 402
July 2021 71,000 300 74,005 376
June 2021 70,700 500 73,629 343
May 2021 70,200 -100 73,286 395
April 2021 70,300 700 72,891 442