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Wichita Falls, Texas Job Growth

There were 56,200 jobs in Wichita Falls, Texas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,620 employed persons for the month. Wichita Falls lost 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 18 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wichita Falls job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,200 -100 -3,000
CPS 59,620 +18 -4,005

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 6,900 jobs have been lost in Wichita Falls according to the employer survey. From a trough of 54,100 in April 2020, Wichita Falls has gained 2,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 71,693 for Wichita Falls in June 2006. 12,073 jobs have been lost in Wichita Falls since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 51,078, Wichita Falls has added 8,542 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Wichita Falls, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 56,200 -100 59,620 18
January 2021 56,300 -200 59,602 -647
December 2020 56,500 400 60,249 83
November 2020 56,100 0 60,166 -677
October 2020 56,100 -300 60,843 -1
September 2020 56,400 0 60,844 -1,649
August 2020 56,400 300 62,493 4,023
July 2020 56,100 200 58,470 945
June 2020 55,900 900 57,525 3,948
May 2020 55,000 900 53,577 2,499
April 2020 54,100 -5,100 51,078 -10,081
March 2020 59,200 0 61,159 -2,466