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Waco, Texas Job Growth

There were 123,900 jobs in Waco, Texas in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 122,329 employed persons for the month. Waco lost 0 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 57 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Waco job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 123,900 0 +6,700
CPS 122,329 +57 +10,768

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 March 2021 at 124,300. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Waco according to the employer survey. From a trough of 123,900 in April 2021, Waco has gained 0 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 123,284 for Waco in August 2020. 955 jobs have been lost in Waco since then according to the household survey. From a September 2020 low of 120,259, Waco has added 2,070 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Waco, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 123,900 0 122,329 57
April 2021 123,900 -400 122,272 16
March 2021 124,300 700 122,256 34
February 2021 123,600 600 122,222 -55
January 2021 123,000 400 122,277 148
December 2020 122,600 -200 122,129 418
November 2020 122,800 200 121,711 -1,523
October 2020 122,600 1,200 123,234 2,975
September 2020 121,400 800 120,259 -3,025
August 2020 120,600 1,900 123,284 5,901
July 2020 118,700 -800 117,383 -549
June 2020 119,500 2,300 117,932 6,371