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San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas Job Growth

There were 1,056,500 jobs in San Antonio, Texas in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,143,770 employed persons for the month. San Antonio added 700 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,937 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare San Antonio job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,056,500 +700 +9,500
CPS 1,143,770 +3,937 +11,667

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 in October 2018 is at a new high of 1,056,500.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,147,688 for San Antonio in May 2018. 3,918 jobs have been lost in San Antonio since then according to the household survey. From a August 2018 low of 1,139,046, San Antonio has added 4,724 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

San Antonio, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 1,056,500 700 1,143,770 3,937
September 2018 1,055,800 1,300 1,139,833 787
August 2018 1,054,500 -300 1,139,046 -2,564
July 2018 1,054,800 -400 1,141,610 -1,254
June 2018 1,055,200 -600 1,142,864 -4,824
May 2018 1,055,800 1,300 1,147,688 155
April 2018 1,054,500 600 1,147,533 366
March 2018 1,053,900 -2,100 1,147,167 613
February 2018 1,056,000 2,800 1,146,554 8,360
January 2018 1,053,200 2,600 1,138,194 1,719
December 2017 1,050,600 1,600 1,136,475 2,551
November 2017 1,049,000 2,000 1,133,924 1,821