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San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas Job Growth

There were 1,050,600 jobs in San Antonio, Texas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,132,196 employed persons for the month. San Antonio added 2,199 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 545 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Antonio job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,050,600 +2,199 -47,500
CPS 1,132,196 +545 -51,352

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

San Antonio, Texas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for San Antonio 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 San Antonio, Texas

CES employment for San Antonio peaked in February 2020 at 1,098,100. Since then 47,500 jobs have been lost in San Antonio according to the employer survey. From a trough of 955,800 in April 2020, San Antonio has gained 94,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,184,356 for San Antonio in December 2019. 52,160 jobs have been lost in San Antonio since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 959,557, San Antonio has added 172,639 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

San Antonio, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 1,050,600 2,199 1,132,196 545
January 2021 1,048,400 1,600 1,131,651 1,207
December 2020 1,046,800 4,399 1,130,444 13,295
November 2020 1,042,400 2,400 1,117,149 -8,631
October 2020 1,040,000 19,200 1,125,780 2,504
September 2020 1,020,800 8,400 1,123,276 -31,286
August 2020 1,012,400 11,200 1,154,562 61,088
July 2020 1,001,200 1,400 1,093,474 1,396
June 2020 999,800 22,700 1,092,078 78,454
May 2020 977,100 21,300 1,013,624 54,067
April 2020 955,800 -132,400 959,557 -180,951
March 2020 1,088,200 -9,900 1,140,508 -43,040