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Texas Breaks All-Time Record in Creating Jobs; Gov. Greg Abbott Commends the Historic Employment Record

Gov. Greg Abbott
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott commends the historic employment in the state. (Photo: Texas Tribune)

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott commends the efforts of the different industries in the state after its historic employment record.

Gov. Greg Abbott

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott commends the historic employment in the state. (Photo: Texas Tribune)

Gov. Greg Abbott’s Statement Following Its Historic Employment Record

Officials said last week that Texas broke the record for total job gains and now experienced the fastest job growth in the country. Data from the Texas Workforce Commission showed that the state added 49,500 nonfarm jobs last month.

Gov. Greg Abbott said “Texas continues to create jobs and set historic employment records each month thanks to our strong, growing workforce and continuing business confidence in Texas. With 49,500 jobs added last month and another new record for total jobs, the Lone Star State shines as a beacon of opportunity.”

He also added, “Despite national economic headwinds, Texas grew jobs at the fastest rate in the nation over the past 12 months. Working together in the months ahead, we will continue to expand economic opportunity for all Texans,” according to a report published in FOX News.

Job Growth in Texas

Last month, Texas set a new record and employed 14,002,911 Texans working in nonfarm jobs, including the self-employed and other job categories.

The following is the increase in employment in the state last month:

  • 5.4% job growth rate from October 2021 through last month.
  • Texas’ labor force participation rate was also above the national average of 63.6%.
  • 18,700 positions added in professional and business services led industry.
  • 11,600 jobs in the leisure and hospitality industry
  • 7,400 jobs in Trade, Transportation, and Utilities.

WC Commissioner Representing Labor, Julian Alvarez said, “Ten of 11 major industries in Texas have rebounded to their pre-COVID levels and beyond, translating to more jobs in more industries for more Texans. Whether you’re looking to upskill, train for a new position, or are searching for your next career move, TWC has the free resources to help.”



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