Department of Numbers

Waco, Texas Job Growth

There were 131,000 jobs in Waco, Texas in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 127,005 employed persons for the month. Waco lost 400 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 56 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Waco job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 131,000 -400 +3,500
CPS 127,005 -56 +2,568

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 October 2022 at 131,400. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Waco according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 127,359 for Waco in July 2022. 354 jobs have been lost in Waco since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Waco, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 131,000 -400 127,005 -56
October 2022 131,400 800 127,061 -109
September 2022 130,600 400 127,170 -150
August 2022 130,199 0 127,320 -39
July 2022 130,199 -600 127,359 93
June 2022 130,800 1,200 127,266 296
May 2022 129,600 299 126,970 244
April 2022 129,300 -99 126,726 378
March 2022 129,400 800 126,348 752
February 2022 128,600 400 125,596 632
January 2022 128,199 399 124,964 599
December 2021 127,800 300 124,365 -72