Department of Numbers

Waco, Texas Job Growth

There were 117,300 jobs in Waco, Texas in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 106,078 employed persons for the month. Waco added 4,700 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,250 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Waco job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 117,300 +4,700 -5,500
CPS 106,078 +4,250 -15,669

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

Waco, Texas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Waco 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 Waco, Texas

CES employment for Waco peaked in February 2020 at 124,100. Since then 6,800 jobs have been lost in Waco according to the employer survey. From a trough of 112,600 in April 2020, Waco has gained 4,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 122,813 for Waco in February 2020. 16,735 jobs have been lost in Waco since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 101,828, Waco has added 4,250 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Waco, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 117,300 4,700 106,078 4,250
April 2020 112,600 -11,300 101,828 -17,275
March 2020 123,900 -200 119,103 -3,710
February 2020 124,100 100 122,813 167
January 2020 124,000 100 122,646 -86
December 2019 123,900 -100 122,732 77
November 2019 124,000 900 122,655 108
October 2019 123,100 -100 122,547 128
September 2019 123,200 -100 122,419 152
August 2019 123,300 -300 122,267 176
July 2019 123,600 700 122,091 176
June 2019 122,900 100 121,915 168