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Odessa, Texas Job Growth

There were 67,700 jobs in Odessa, Texas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 70,592 employed persons for the month. Odessa lost 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 219 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Odessa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 67,700 -100 -14,700
CPS 70,592 -219 -14,791

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 17,000 jobs have been lost in Odessa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 66,800 in July 2020, Odessa has gained 900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 86,204 for Odessa in February 2019. 15,612 jobs have been lost in Odessa since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 68,603, Odessa has added 1,989 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Odessa, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 67,700 -100 70,592 -219
January 2021 67,800 0 70,811 -5,388
December 2020 67,800 200 76,199 -87
November 2020 67,600 0 76,286 -143
October 2020 67,600 600 76,429 -27
September 2020 67,000 -200 76,456 -2,005
August 2020 67,200 400 78,461 3,548
July 2020 66,800 -2,000 74,913 11
June 2020 68,800 -500 74,902 4,059
May 2020 69,300 -2,700 70,843 2,240
April 2020 72,000 -9,900 68,603 -13,863
March 2020 81,900 -500 82,466 -2,917