Department of Numbers

Waco, Texas Job Growth

There were 125,400 jobs in Waco, Texas in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 123,493 employed persons for the month. Waco lost 200 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 609 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Waco job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 125,400 -200 +4,800
CPS 123,493 +609 +209

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 July 2021 at 125,600. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Waco according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in August 2021 for Waco is at a new high of 123,493.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Waco, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 125,400 -200 123,493 609
July 2021 125,600 1,300 122,884 387
June 2021 124,300 200 122,497 115
May 2021 124,100 200 122,382 110
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