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San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas Job Growth

There were 977,500 jobs in San Antonio, Texas in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 961,146 employed persons for the month. San Antonio lost 107,900 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 179,362 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Antonio job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 977,500 -107,900 -94,400
CPS 961,146 -179,362 -197,639

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 117,600 jobs have been lost in San Antonio according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,184,356 for San Antonio in December 2019. 223,210 jobs have been lost in San Antonio since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

San Antonio, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 977,500 -107,900 961,146 -179,362
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
November 2019 1,091,800 800 1,181,791 3,329
October 2019 1,091,000 10,100 1,178,462 3,852
September 2019 1,080,900 1,200 1,174,610 4,201
August 2019 1,079,700 1,300 1,170,409 4,133
July 2019 1,078,400 3,000 1,166,276 3,487
June 2019 1,075,400 1,800 1,162,789 2,516
May 2019 1,073,600 1,700 1,160,273 1,488