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Odessa, Texas Job Growth

There were 68,200 jobs in Odessa, Texas in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 71,509 employed persons for the month. Odessa added 200 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 316 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Odessa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 68,200 +200 +1,000
CPS 71,509 +316 -289

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 16,500 jobs have been lost in Odessa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 66,800 in July 2020, Odessa has gained 1,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 86,278 for Odessa in July 2019. 14,769 jobs have been lost in Odessa since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 68,601, Odessa has added 2,908 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Odessa, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 68,200 200 71,509 316
July 2021 68,000 -300 71,193 158
June 2021 68,300 500 71,035 152
May 2021 67,800 -200 70,883 117
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