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Odessa, Texas Job Growth

There were 67,900 jobs in Odessa, Texas in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 70,902 employed persons for the month. Odessa lost 100 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 136 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Odessa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 67,900 -100 -1,400
CPS 70,902 +136 +2,301

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 16,800 jobs have been lost in Odessa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 66,800 in July 2020, Odessa has gained 1,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 86,278 for Odessa in July 2019. 15,376 jobs have been lost in Odessa since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 68,601, Odessa has added 2,301 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Odessa, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 67,900 -100 70,902 136
April 2021 68,000 -500 70,766 58
March 2021 68,500 400 70,708 125
February 2021 68,100 300 70,583 44
January 2021 67,800 0 70,539 258
December 2020 67,800 200 70,281 -31
November 2020 67,600 0 70,312 -1,360
October 2020 67,600 600 71,672 1,717
September 2020 67,000 -200 69,955 -1,843
August 2020 67,200 400 71,798 2,594
July 2020 66,800 -2,000 69,204 -1,795
June 2020 68,800 -500 70,999 2,398