Department of Numbers

Waco, Texas Job Growth

There were 122,700 jobs in Waco, Texas in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 122,035 employed persons for the month. Waco lost 100 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 7 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Waco job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 122,700 -100 +900
CPS 122,035 -7 +875

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 2019 at 122,800. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Waco according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 122,070 for Waco in May 2019. 35 jobs have been lost in Waco since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Waco, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 122,700 -100 122,035 -7
July 2019 122,800 200 122,042 -28
June 2019 122,600 300 122,070 0
May 2019 122,300 0 122,070 14
April 2019 122,300 0 122,056 81
March 2019 122,300 -100 121,975 168
February 2019 122,400 0 121,807 235
January 2019 122,400 0 121,572 160
December 2018 122,400 400 121,412 1
November 2018 122,000 0 121,411 32
October 2018 122,000 400 121,379 107
September 2018 121,600 -200 121,272 112