Department of Numbers

Odessa, Texas Job Growth

There were 73,700 jobs in Odessa, Texas in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 74,911 employed persons for the month. Odessa lost 600 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 9 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Odessa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 73,700 -600 -10,100
CPS 74,911 +9 -10,925

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 February 2019 at 84,500. Since then 10,800 jobs have been lost in Odessa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 73,200 in April 2020, Odessa has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 86,204 for Odessa in February 2019. 11,293 jobs have been lost in Odessa since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 68,603, Odessa has added 6,308 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Odessa, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 73,700 -600 74,911 9
June 2020 74,300 300 74,902 4,059
May 2020 74,000 800 70,843 2,240
April 2020 73,200 -9,600 68,603 -13,863
March 2020 82,800 0 82,466 -2,917
February 2020 82,800 0 85,383 -102
January 2020 82,800 -200 85,485 -18
December 2019 83,000 -100 85,503 -49
November 2019 83,100 -100 85,552 -60
October 2019 83,200 400 85,612 -67
September 2019 82,800 -700 85,679 -72
August 2019 83,500 -300 85,751 -85