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San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas Job Growth

There were 1,046,200 jobs in San Antonio, Texas in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,116,380 employed persons for the month. San Antonio added 200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 9,400 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Antonio job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,046,200 +200 -45,600
CPS 1,116,380 -9,400 -65,411

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 January 2020 at 1,095,100. Since then 48,900 jobs have been lost in San Antonio according to the employer survey. From a trough of 973,800 in April 2020, San Antonio has gained 72,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,184,356 for San Antonio in December 2019. 67,976 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 156,823 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

San Antonio, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 1,046,200 200 1,116,380 -9,400
October 2020 1,046,000 7,599 1,125,780 2,504
September 2020 1,038,400 -699 1,123,276 -31,286
August 2020 1,039,099 10,799 1,154,562 61,088
July 2020 1,028,300 -4,299 1,093,474 1,396
June 2020 1,032,599 29,299 1,092,078 78,454
May 2020 1,003,300 29,500 1,013,624 54,067
April 2020 973,800 -111,600 959,557 -180,951
March 2020 1,085,400 -6,900 1,140,508 -43,040
February 2020 1,092,300 -2,800 1,183,548 2,200
January 2020 1,095,100 2,000 1,181,348 -3,008
December 2019 1,093,100 1,300 1,184,356 2,565