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Wichita Falls, Texas Job Growth

There were 59,900 jobs in Wichita Falls, Texas in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,669 employed persons for the month. Wichita Falls lost 100 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 102 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wichita Falls job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 59,900 -100 +300
CPS 63,669 -102 +144

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 71,693 for Wichita Falls in June 2006. 8,024 jobs have been lost in Wichita Falls since then according to the household survey. From a August 2016 low of 61,481, Wichita Falls has added 2,188 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Wichita Falls, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 59,900 -100 63,669 -102
June 2019 60,000 0 63,771 -108
May 2019 60,000 0 63,879 -122
April 2019 60,000 0 64,001 -41
March 2019 60,000 300 64,042 81
February 2019 59,700 -100 63,961 130
January 2019 59,800 -200 63,831 88
December 2018 60,000 200 63,743 5
November 2018 59,800 -100 63,738 39
October 2018 59,900 -100 63,699 85
September 2018 60,000 300 63,614 71
August 2018 59,700 100 63,543 18