Department of Numbers

Waco, Texas Job Growth

There were 123,500 jobs in Waco, Texas in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 120,019 employed persons for the month. Waco added 100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,210 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Waco job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 123,500 +100 -500
CPS 120,019 -1,210 -2,636

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 600 jobs have been lost in Waco according to the employer survey. From a trough of 112,600 in April 2020, Waco has gained 10,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 124,759 for Waco in August 2020. 4,740 jobs have been lost in Waco since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Waco, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 123,500 100 120,019 -1,210
October 2020 123,400 1,100 121,229 199
September 2020 122,300 100 121,030 -3,729
August 2020 122,200 2,100 124,759 7,154
July 2020 120,100 1,200 117,605 1,549
June 2020 118,900 1,600 116,056 7,379
May 2020 117,300 4,700 108,677 6,849
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