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Wichita Falls, Texas Job Growth

There were 52,500 jobs in Wichita Falls, Texas in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 50,959 employed persons for the month. Wichita Falls lost 6,800 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 10,200 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wichita Falls job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 52,500 -6,800 -6,800
CPS 50,959 -10,200 -12,172

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Wichita Falls, Texas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls, Texas

CES employment for Wichita Falls peaked in September 2006 at 63,100. Since then 10,600 jobs have been lost in Wichita Falls according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 71,693 for Wichita Falls in June 2006. 20,734 jobs have been lost in Wichita Falls since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Wichita Falls, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 52,500 -6,800 50,959 -10,200
March 2020 59,300 -800 61,159 -2,466
February 2020 60,100 300 63,625 17
January 2020 59,800 -200 63,608 -105
December 2019 60,000 100 63,713 11
November 2019 59,900 0 63,702 45
October 2019 59,900 -200 63,657 77
September 2019 60,100 200 63,580 119
August 2019 59,900 0 63,461 146
July 2019 59,900 200 63,315 126
June 2019 59,700 200 63,189 69
May 2019 59,500 200 63,120 -11