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San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas Job Growth

There were 1,071,300 jobs in San Antonio, Texas in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,149,912 employed persons for the month. San Antonio lost 600 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,430 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Antonio job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,071,300 -600 +70,100
CPS 1,149,912 +4,430 +64,512

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 26,800 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 115,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,179,951 for San Antonio in February 2020. 30,039 jobs have been lost in San Antonio since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 979,062, San Antonio has added 170,850 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

San Antonio, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 1,071,300 -600 1,149,912 4,430
June 2021 1,071,900 9,200 1,145,482 4,331
May 2021 1,062,700 2,000 1,141,151 4,119
April 2021 1,060,700 3,900 1,137,032 3,828
March 2021 1,056,800 4,300 1,133,204 3,024
February 2021 1,052,500 4,099 1,130,180 -6,147
January 2021 1,048,400 1,600 1,136,327 -6,079
December 2020 1,046,800 4,399 1,142,406 13,085
November 2020 1,042,400 2,400 1,129,321 -17,301
October 2020 1,040,000 19,200 1,146,622 31,635
September 2020 1,020,800 8,400 1,114,987 -19,327
August 2020 1,012,400 11,200 1,134,314 48,914