Department of Numbers

Waco, Texas Job Growth

There were 122,500 jobs in Waco, Texas in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 121,344 employed persons for the month. Waco added 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 385 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Waco job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 122,500 +100 +1,700
CPS 121,344 +385 +1,482

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 June 2018 at 122,600. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Waco according to the employer survey. From a trough of 122,000 in July 2018, Waco has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 121,532 for Waco in July 2018. 188 jobs have been lost in Waco since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 120,959, Waco has added 385 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Waco, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 122,500 100 121,344 385
September 2018 122,400 300 120,959 -199
August 2018 122,100 100 121,158 -374
July 2018 122,000 -600 121,532 109
June 2018 122,600 400 121,423 -5
May 2018 122,200 300 121,428 170
April 2018 121,900 400 121,258 240
March 2018 121,500 0 121,018 423
February 2018 121,500 200 120,595 583
January 2018 121,300 100 120,012 171
December 2017 121,200 500 119,841 90
November 2017 120,700 -100 119,751 -111