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Odessa, Texas Job Growth

There were 76,200 jobs in Odessa, Texas in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 78,422 employed persons for the month. Odessa added 200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 365 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Odessa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 76,200 +200 +1,100
CPS 78,422 +365 +1,589

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 5,100 jobs have been lost in Odessa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 69,100 in June 2016, Odessa has gained 7,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 81,645 for Odessa in November 2014. 3,223 jobs have been lost in Odessa since then according to the household survey. From a June 2016 low of 70,507, Odessa has added 7,915 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Odessa, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 76,200 200 78,422 365
September 2018 76,000 100 78,057 -154
August 2018 75,900 100 78,211 -141
July 2018 75,800 0 78,352 189
June 2018 75,800 -600 78,163 -396
May 2018 76,400 200 78,559 -15
April 2018 76,200 600 78,574 322
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