Department of Numbers

Waco, Texas Job Growth

There were 123,100 jobs in Waco, Texas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 121,012 employed persons for the month. Waco added 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 218 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Waco job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 123,100 +100 -900
CPS 121,012 +218 -1,801

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 February 2020 at 124,000. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Waco according to the employer survey. From a trough of 113,000 in April 2020, Waco has gained 10,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 124,759 for Waco in August 2020. 3,747 jobs have been lost in Waco since then according to the household survey. From a November 2020 low of 120,236, Waco has added 776 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Waco, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 123,100 100 121,012 218
January 2021 123,000 400 120,794 299
December 2020 122,600 -200 120,495 259
November 2020 122,800 200 120,236 -993
October 2020 122,600 1,200 121,229 199
September 2020 121,400 800 121,030 -3,729
August 2020 120,600 1,900 124,759 7,154
July 2020 118,700 -800 117,605 1,549
June 2020 119,500 2,300 116,056 7,379
May 2020 117,200 4,200 108,677 6,849
April 2020 113,000 -10,600 101,828 -17,275
March 2020 123,600 -400 119,103 -3,710