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Wichita Falls, Texas Job Growth

There were 59,900 jobs in Wichita Falls, Texas in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 64,085 employed persons for the month. Wichita Falls added 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 295 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wichita Falls job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 59,900 +100 +600
CPS 64,085 +295 +910

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 3,200 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 2,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 71,715 for Wichita Falls in July 2006. 7,630 jobs have been lost in Wichita Falls since then according to the household survey. From a September 2016 low of 61,265, Wichita Falls has added 2,820 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Wichita Falls, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 59,900 100 64,085 295
January 2019 59,800 -200 63,790 366
December 2018 60,000 200 63,424 61
November 2018 59,800 -100 63,363 189
October 2018 59,900 -100 63,174 308
September 2018 60,000 300 62,866 -108
August 2018 59,700 100 62,974 -8
July 2018 59,600 -100 62,982 -44
June 2018 59,700 200 63,026 -157
May 2018 59,500 0 63,183 -46
April 2018 59,500 400 63,229 6
March 2018 59,100 -200 63,223 48