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Texas Employment Update

January 30, 2014

The Texas economy continued to expand in December; the state added 21,400 jobs. In 2013, Texas has gained 272,300 jobs (Table 1).

Table 1
Monthly Job Growth in Texas
  Number of jobs added Annualized growth rate
Total 2013
272,300
 
2.47
 
December 2013
21,400
 
2.30
 
November 2013
16,100
 
1.73
 
October 2013
25,900
 
2.80
 
September 2013
20,000
 
2.16
 
August 2013
29,500
 
3.21
 
July 2013
18,800
 
2.04
 
June 2013
32,700
 
3.58
 
May 2013
20,600
 
2.24
 
April 2013
18,900
 
2.06
 
March 2013
6,800
 
0.74
 
February 2013
62,400
 
7.00
 
January 2013
-800
 
-0.09
 
SOURCES: Bureau of Labor Statistics, seasonal and other adjustments by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. View full data series.

The Dallas Fed improves the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) payroll employment estimates for Texas by incorporating preliminary benchmarks into the data in a more timely manner and by using a two-step seasonal adjustment technique. Current Dallas Fed data are benchmarked through third quarter 2013. BLS data are benchmarked through third quarter 2012.

Types of Jobs Being Created in Texas

Chart 1 below provides a breakdown of employment growth since the start of 2013, listing each sector by its weight in the Texas employment mix.

Note

Data may not match previously published numbers due to data revisions.

 

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