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Wichita Falls, Texas Job Growth

There were 59,100 jobs in Wichita Falls, Texas in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,056 employed persons for the month. Wichita Falls added 100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 881 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wichita Falls job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 59,100 +100 +200
CPS 63,056 +881 +2,274

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 4,000 jobs have been lost in Wichita Falls according to the employer survey. From a trough of 57,600 in January 2010, Wichita Falls has gained 1,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 71,715 for Wichita Falls in July 2006. 8,659 jobs have been lost in Wichita Falls since then according to the household survey. From a December 2016 low of 60,580, Wichita Falls has added 2,476 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Wichita Falls, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 59,100 100 63,056 881
January 2018 59,000 200 62,175 969
December 2017 58,800 0 61,206 146
November 2017 58,800 0 61,060 18
October 2017 58,800 -300 61,042 -14
September 2017 59,100 300 61,056 322
August 2017 58,800 100 60,734 62
July 2017 58,700 -100 60,672 74
June 2017 58,800 0 60,598 -84
May 2017 58,800 -300 60,682 -211
April 2017 59,100 200 60,893 -40
March 2017 58,900 0 60,933 151