Texas adds 80,600 jobs in February

Texas adds 80,600 jobs in February
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POSTED: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 10:23am

UPDATED: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 10:31am

The State of Texas economy continued to improve in job growth as the Texas Workforce reported that 80,600 jobs had been added for the month of February.

In the last 12 months, 359,800 seasonally adjusted non-farm jobs were added increasing the state's employment growth by 3.3% in eleven major industries.

Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in February, up slightly from 6.3 percent in January, but down from 7.1 percent a year ago. The state’s unemployment rate also remained below the national unemployment rate of 7.7 percent, marking the 74th consecutive month that the Texas unemployment rate has been below the national rate.

Please note that the unemployment estimates for the United States and Texas in this chart are “Not Seasonally Adjusted” for purposes of comparison to the “Not Seasonally Adjusted” Metropolitan Statistical Area data.

Civilian Labor Force Estimates for Texas Metropolitan Statistical Areas Not Seasonally Adjusted (In Thousands)

 

 

February 2013

January 2013

February 2012

 

C.L.F.

Emp.

Unemp.

Rate

C.L.F.

Emp.

Unemp.

Rate

C.L.F.

Emp.

Unemp.

Rate

United States

154,727.0

142,228.0

12,500.0

8.1

154,794.0

141,614.0

13,181.0

8.5

154,114.0

140,684.0

13,430.0

8.7

Texas

12,662.6

11,845.6

817.0

6.5

12,655.1

11,782.5

872.6

6.9

12,520.8

11,613.1

907.7

7.2

Abilene

84.7

80.4

4.3

5.1

84.8

80.2

4.6

5.4

84.3

79.5

4.8

5.6

Amarillo

133.7

127.6

6.1

4.6

133.8

127.2

6.6

4.9

134.2

127.5

6.7

5.0

Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos

978.5

925.9

52.6

5.4

974.4

918.0

56.4

5.8

955.1

896.2

58.9

6.2

Beaumont-Port Arthur

189.3

170.6

18.7

9.9

189.7

169.1

20.6

10.9

191.5

172.4

19.1

10.0

Brownsville-Harlingen

164.4

147.3

17.1

10.4

164.7

146.6

18.1

11.0

163.4

145.3

18.1

11.1

College Station-Bryan

115.3

109.2

6.1

5.3

111.2

104.6

6.6

5.9

115.0

108.3

6.7

5.8

Corpus Christi

218.6

205.7

12.9

5.9

216.9

202.9

14.0

6.5

215.5

200.6

14.9

6.9

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

3,370.6

3,158.0

212.6

6.3

3,372.8

3,145.6

227.2

6.7

3,310.0

3,072.6

237.4

7.2

Dallas-Plano-Irving MD

2,245.5

2,102.3

143.2

6.4

2,246.6

2,095.4

151.2

6.7

2,203.7

2,044.1

159.6

7.2

Fort Worth-Arlington MD

1,125.1

1,055.7

69.4

6.2

1,126.4

1,050.3

76.1

6.8

1,106.1

1,028.4

77.7

7.0

El Paso

323.6

294.1

29.5

9.1

324.7

293.9

30.8

9.5

325.7

293.7

32.0

9.8

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown

3,069.7

2,877.3

192.4

6.3

3,066.5

2,860.2

206.3

6.7

3,011.1

2,791.4

219.7

7.3

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood

171.3

159.2

12.1

7.1

170.2

157.4

12.8

7.5

169.4

156.1

13.3

7.9

Laredo

101.1

94.1

7.0

6.9

101.8

94.5

7.3

7.2

100.1

92.5

7.6

7.6

Longview

115.9

109.3

6.6

5.7

115.8

108.7

7.1

6.2

115.8

108.9

6.9

6.0

Lubbock

146.6

139.1

7.5

5.1

146.7

138.7

8.0

5.5

145.5

137.2

8.3

5.7

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission

316.9

282.1

34.8

11.0

319.9

282.8

37.1

11.6

318.1

281.8

36.3

11.4

Midland

93.3

90.3

3.0

3.2

93.1

89.9

3.2

3.4

87.3

84.0

3.3

3.7

Odessa

86.3

83.0

3.3

3.8

86.1

82.5

3.6

4.1

81.3

77.6

3.7

4.6

San Angelo

56.8

53.9

2.9

5.1

56.8

53.7

3.1

5.4

55.6

52.5

3.1

5.6

San Antonio-New Braunfels

1,019.3

957.0

62.3

6.1

1,017.8

951.1

66.7

6.6

1,021.2

950.9

70.3

6.9

Sherman-Denison

57.3

53.3

4.0

7.0

57.6

53.3

4.3

7.5

57.5

53.0

4.5

7.8

Texarkana

63.7

59.3

4.4

6.8

63.8

59.2

4.6

7.2

65.2

60.4

4.8

7.3

Tyler

101.5

94.8

6.7

6.6

101.8

94.4

7.4

7.2

102.5

94.9

7.6

7.4

Victoria

61.6

58.3

3.3

5.4

61.7

58.1

3.6

5.8

60.7

57.0

3.7

6.1

Waco

116.0

109.0

7.0

6.1

116.1

108.6

7.5

6.5

115.7

107.7

8.0

6.9

Wichita Falls

72.0

67.7

4.3

6.0

72.3

67.7

4.6

6.3

72.8

68.2

4.6

6.3

 

TEXAS NONAGRICULTURAL WAGE AND SALARY EMPLOYMENT

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED+

 

 

 

Jan. '13 to Feb. '13

Feb. '12 to Feb. '13

INDUSTRY TITLE

Feb. 2013*

Jan. 2013

Feb. 2012

Absolute

Percent

Absolute

Percent

 

 

Change

Change

Change

Change

Total Nonagricultural

11,119,100

11,038,500

10,759,300

80,600

0.7

359,800

3.3

Total Private

9,312,500

9,248,600

8,965,300

63,900

0.7

347,200

3.9

Goods Producing

1,765,900

1,744,700

1,692,400

21,200

1.2

73,500

4.3

Mining and Logging

281,500

278,500

261,800

3,000

1.1

19,700

7.5

Construction

617,400

601,700

574,100

15,700

2.6

43,300

7.5

Manufacturing

867,000

864,500

856,500

2,500

0.3

10,500

1.2

Service Providing

9,353,200

9,293,800

9,066,900

59,400

0.6

286,300

3.2

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities

2,220,400

2,216,800

2,154,600

3,600

0.2

65,800

3.1

Information

198,500

198,400

196,500

100

0.1

2,000

1.0

Financial Activities

665,000

664,900

652,800

100

0.0

12,200

1.9

Professional and Business Services

1,448,300

1,422,900

1,382,300

25,400

1.8

66,000

4.8

Education and Health Services

1,490,700

1,489,800

1,446,200

900

0.1

44,500

3.1

Leisure and Hospitality

1,130,700

1,121,900

1,065,100

8,800

0.8

65,600

6.2

Other Services

393,000

389,200

375,400

3,800

1.0

17,600

4.7

Government

1,806,600

1,789,900

1,794,000

16,700

0.9

12,600

0.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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