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Wichita Falls, Texas Job Growth

There were 59,600 jobs in Wichita Falls, Texas in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,135 employed persons for the month. Wichita Falls lost 0 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 269 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wichita Falls job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 59,600 0 +800
CPS 63,135 +269 +557

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 3,500 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 2,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 71,715 for Wichita Falls in July 2006. 8,580 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 1,870 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Wichita Falls, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 59,600 0 63,135 269
September 2018 59,600 200 62,866 -108
August 2018 59,400 100 62,974 -8
July 2018 59,300 0 62,982 -44
June 2018 59,300 100 63,026 -157
May 2018 59,200 0 63,183 -46
April 2018 59,200 0 63,229 6
March 2018 59,200 0 63,223 48
February 2018 59,200 200 63,175 515
January 2018 59,000 200 62,660 135
December 2017 58,800 0 62,525 -17
November 2017 58,800 0 62,542 -36