Department of Numbers

Waco, Texas Job Growth

There were 122,300 jobs in Waco, Texas in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 122,167 employed persons for the month. Waco lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 260 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Waco job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 122,300 -100 +2,000
CPS 122,167 +260 +1,572

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 December 2018 at 122,400. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Waco according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in February 2019 for Waco is at a new high of 122,167.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Waco, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 122,300 -100 122,167 260
January 2019 122,400 0 121,907 114
December 2018 122,400 400 121,793 80
November 2018 122,000 0 121,713 352
October 2018 122,000 400 121,361 402
September 2018 121,600 -200 120,959 -199
August 2018 121,800 100 121,158 -374
July 2018 121,700 200 121,532 109
June 2018 121,500 300 121,423 -5
May 2018 121,200 200 121,428 170
April 2018 121,000 100 121,258 240
March 2018 120,900 600 121,018 423