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    • A P R I L 2 0 1 3T E X A SA MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSIONL A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E WIN THIS ISSUETexas Nonagricultural Wage & SalaryEmployment (Seasonally Adjusted) . . . . . . . . . . 1Texas & U.S. Unemployment Rates . . . . . . . . . 2Texas Nonagricultural Wage & SalaryEmployment (Not Seasonally Adjusted) . . . . . . 3MSA Nonagricultural Wage & SalaryEmployment (Not Seasonally Adjusted) . . . . . . 5Highlights of the Texas Labor Force . . . . . . . . . 10County Unemployment Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11City & WDA Unemployment Rates . . . . . . . . . 13Glossary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Happenings Around the State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Texas Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment(Seasonally Adjusted)growth rate for employment in FinancialActivities ticked up to 2.1 percentin March, representing the addition of 13,900 jobs over the year.Education and Health Services employment experienced its eighthconsecutive monthly increase in March as the major industry added anestimated 2,200 jobs over the month. Health Care and Social Assistanceaccounted for a rise of 5,000 jobs over the month, while employment inEducational Services dipped by 2,800 positions. The annual growth ratein Education and Health Services fell to 3.0 percent in March, extendinga string of annual growth rates at or above 3.0 percent in the industry tosix straight months.Professional and Business Services followed its record-breaking Februarygain with the addition of 2,100 jobs in March. Professional, Scientific, andTechnical Services added 6,300 jobs, while Administrative, Support, andWaste Management Remediation shed 5,300 positions. Professional andBusiness Services employment expanded by 18,800 jobs during the firstquarter of 2013, down slightly from a first quarter gain of 22,100 jobs in2012. The industry added 61,200 jobs over the year as its annual growthrate eased down to 4.4 percent. The annual growth rate has been greaterthan 4.0 percent in 30 of the past 31 months.Construction employment expanded over the month for the eighth straighttime with the addition of 1,900 jobs in March. The industry has experiencedonly one month of job losses since the start of 2012. Over the past threemonths, Construction has grown by 18,600 jobs, marking the industry’sstrongest first quarter growth in series history. The industry’s annualgrowth rate reached 6.9 percent as Construction added 39,800 jobs overthe year. Annualized job growth has been positive for 21 consecutivemonths and the industry’s annual growth rate has exceeded 5.0 percentfor four straight months.Mining and Logging employment shed 400 jobs in March, following arevised gain of 2,800 jobs in February. The March employment decreasemarked only the second over-the-month drop for the series since January2010. Over the past three months, the industry has added 4,100 jobs,marking its slowest first quarter growth since 2009. Mining and Loggingemployment increased by 16,000 jobs over the year for a 6.0 percent annualgrowth rate. The industry’s annual growth rate has been at or above 6.0percent for 33 consecutive months.Employment in Government slid by 400 positions in March on the heelsof a revised gain of 13,500 jobs in February. State Government accountedfor 1,300 jobs added over the month, while Federal Government contractedby 900 positions and Local Government shed 800 jobs over the month.The annual growth rate for Government employment rose to 0.7 percentin March, marking an increase of 12,300 positions over the year.0.0%1.0%2.0%3.0%4.0%5.0%6.0%7.0%0.981.001.021.041.061.081.101.121.141.16Mar 11 Jul 11 Nov 11 Mar 12 Jul 12 Nov 12 Mar 13Leisure and Hospitality Employment in TexasEmployment Level and Annual Growth Rate(Seasonally Adjusted, in Millions of Jobs)Employment Annual Growth RateT E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O NL A B O R M A R K E T A N D C A R E E R I N F O R M A T I O N D E P A R T M E N TTotal Nonagricultural Employment in Texas declined by an estimated4,100 positions in March as the employment series gave back asmall part of the revised gain of 79,600 jobs posted in February. TotalNonagricultural Employment was up 89,300 positions over the first threemonths of 2013. This marked the second-largest first quarter growthrecorded in the employment series since the end of the most recenteconomic downturn in Texas. Five of the 11 major industries showedemployment increases over the month, led by gains of 5,500 jobs inLeisure and Hospitality and 3,200 positions in Financial Activities.Total Nonagricultural Employment ended March at an estimated level of11,114,000 jobs, an increase of 329,500 jobs over the year. The annualgrowth rate for the employment series dipped to 3.1 percent in March.Employment in Leisure and Hospitality expanded by an estimated 5,500positions in March after having recorded jumps of 7,000 jobs in Januaryand 9,700 jobs in February. The combined gain of 22,200 positions in thismajor industry over the last three months was nearly double the 12,800jobs gained over the same time period a year ago. The annual growth ratein Leisure and Hospitality climbed to 6.3 percent in March, the highestsuch rate recorded in the history of the series.Employment in Financial Activities posted an estimated gain of 3,200jobs in March after having remained flat in February. This was the largestmonthly increase seen in the series since July 2011 and the third monthlygain recorded in the past five months. Employment gains were seenthroughout this major industry as Finance and Insurance employmentrecorded a bump of 2,400 jobs over the month, while employment in RealEstate, Rental, and Leasing climbed by 800 jobs in March. The annual
    • T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O NL A B O R M A R K E T A N D C A R E E R I N F O R M A T I O N D E P A R T M E N TT E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E W2A P R I L 2 0 1 3Note: The number of nonagricultural jobs in Texas is without reference to place of residence of workers. Total Nonagricultural employment is additive by summing the individual sectors.*Estimates for the current month are preliminary. All estimates are subject to revision. Estimates produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor are disseminatedin cooperation with the TWC.Note: Only the actual series estimates for Texas and the U.S. are comparable to sub-state estimates. All estimates are subject to revision.In seasonally adjusted estimates, all elements of seasonality are factored out to achieve an estimate which reflects the basic underlying trend.*Source - Labor Market and Career Information Department, Texas Workforce Commission (model-based methodology)**Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor (Current Population Survey)5.0%4.0%3.0%2.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%2.0%3.0%4.0%5.0%6.0%Jan95Jan96Jan97Jan98Jan99Jan00Jan01Jan02Jan03Jan04Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13OvertheYearPercentChangeTotal Nonagricultural Jobs vs. Civilian Labor Force(Seasonally Adjusted)Nonagricultural JobsCivilian Labor Force0.0%2.0%4.0%6.0%8.0%10.0%12.0%Jan95Jan96Jan97Jan98Jan99Jan00Jan01Jan02Jan03Jan04Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Texas and U.S. Unemployment Rates(Seasonally Adjusted)TexasU.S.TEXAS AND U.S. CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE ESTIMATESTEXAS* UNITED STATES**Not Seasonally Adjusted CLF Employment Unemp. Rate CLF Employment Unemp. RateMarch 2013 12,686,100 11,885,800 800,300 6.3 154,512,000 142,698,000 11,815,000 7.6February 2013 12,662,100 11,845,700 816,400 6.4 154,727,000 142,228,000 12,500,000 8.1March 2012 12,548,700 11,671,800 876,900 7.0 154,316,000 141,412,000 12,904,000 8.4Seasonally Adjusted CLF Employment Unemp. Rate CLF Employment Unemp. RateMarch 2013 12,722,000 11,907,500 814,500 6.4 155,028,000 143,286,000 11,742,000 7.6February 2013 12,706,900 11,898,700 808,200 6.4 155,524,000 143,492,000 12,032,000 7.7March 2012 12,583,900 11,700,100 883,800 7.0 154,707,000 142,020,000 12,686,000 8.2INDUSTRY TITLE Mar. 2013* Feb. 2013 Mar. 2012 Absolute Percent Absolute PercentChange Change Change ChangeTotal Nonagricultural 11,114,000 11,118,100 10,784,500 4,100 0.0 329,500 3.1Total Private 9,311,000 9,314,700 8,993,800 3,700 0.0 317,200 3.5Goods Producing 1,762,900 1,767,600 1,700,400 4,700 0.3 62,500 3.7Mining and Logging 280,900 281,300 264,900 400 0.1 16,000 6.0Construction 616,200 614,300 576,400 1,900 0.3 39,800 6.9Manufacturing 865,800 872,000 859,100 6,200 0.7 6,700 0.8Service Providing 9,351,100 9,350,500 9,084,100 600 0.0 267,000 2.9Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 2,210,000 2,220,300 2,156,200 10,300 0.5 53,800 2.5Information 197,500 198,300 196,900 800 0.4 600 0.3Financial Activities 668,100 664,900 654,200 3,200 0.5 13,900 2.1Professional and Business Services 1,450,700 1,448,600 1,389,500 2,100 0.1 61,200 4.4Education and Health Services 1,493,600 1,491,400 1,450,200 2,200 0.1 43,400 3.0Leisure and Hospitality 1,137,100 1,131,600 1,070,100 5,500 0.5 67,000 6.3Other Services 391,100 392,000 376,300 900 0.2 14,800 3.9Government 1,803,000 1,803,400 1,790,700 400 0.0 12,300 0.7TEXAS NONAGRICULTURAL WAGE AND SALARY EMPLOYMENTSEASONALLY ADJUSTEDFeb. 13 to Mar. 13 Mar. 12 to Mar. 13
    • 3T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E WA P R I L 2 0 1 3T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O NL A B O R M A R K E T A N D C A R E E R I N F O R M A T I O N D E P A R T M E N T*Estimates for the current month are preliminary. All estimates are subject to revision. The number of nonagricultural jobs in Texas is without reference to place of residence of workers. Estimates producedby the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor are disseminated in cooperation with the TWC.Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12 Change % Change Change % ChangeTOTAL NONFARM 11,096,600 11,042,600 10,774,000 54,000 0.5% 322,600 3.0%TOTAL PRIVATE 9,264,000 9,210,700 8,954,000 53,300 0.6% 310,000 3.5%GOODS PRODUCING 1,751,400 1,749,500 1,693,000 1,900 0.1% 58,400 3.5%Mining and Logging (NAICS 21, 1133) 280,400 279,100 263,600 1,300 0.5% 16,800 6.4%Oil and Gas Extraction (NAICS 211) 101,300 101,500 94,300 200 0.2% 7,000 7.4%Support Activities for Mining (NAICS 213) 169,700 168,400 157,900 1,300 0.8% 11,800 7.5%Construction (NAICS 23) 608,700 602,900 573,100 5,800 1.0% 35,600 6.2%Construction of Buildings (NAICS 236) 134,400 134,800 128,900 400 0.3% 5,500 4.3%Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction (NAICS 237) 127,100 127,800 120,100 700 0.6% 7,000 5.8%Specialty Trade Contractors (NAICS 238) 347,200 340,300 324,100 6,900 2.0% 23,100 7.1%Manufacturing (NAICS 31 33) 862,300 867,500 856,300 5,200 0.6% 6,000 0.7%Durable Goods 572,900 576,900 563,600 4,000 0.7% 9,300 1.7%Wood Product Manufacturing (NAICS 321) 19,900 19,900 19,100 0 0.0% 800 4.2%Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing (NAICS 327) 32,500 32,600 31,800 100 0.3% 700 2.2%Primary Metal Manufacturing (NAICS 331) 22,500 22,700 21,900 200 0.9% 600 2.7%Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (NAICS 332) 133,600 135,600 130,900 2,000 1.5% 2,700 2.1%Machinery Manufacturing (NAICS 333) 106,900 106,600 102,200 300 0.3% 4,700 4.6%Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing (NAICS 334) 95,800 96,500 97,700 700 0.7% 1,900 1.9%Electric Equipment, Appliance, and Component Mfg (NAICS 335) 19,400 19,500 18,500 100 0.5% 900 4.9%Transportation Equipment Manufacturing (NAICS 336) 92,000 92,900 91,300 900 1.0% 700 0.8%Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (NAICS 337) 21,800 21,800 21,400 0 0.0% 400 1.9%Miscellaneous Manufacturing (NAICS 339) 28,500 28,800 28,800 300 1.0% 300 1.0%Nondurable Goods 289,400 290,600 292,700 1,200 0.4% 3,300 1.1%Food Manufacturing (NAICS 311) 83,800 84,100 85,000 300 0.4% 1,200 1.4%Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing (NAICS 312) 11,700 11,800 11,400 100 0.9% 300 2.6%Paper Manufacturing (NAICS 322) 16,700 16,700 17,300 0 0.0% 600 3.5%Printing and Related Support Manufacturing (NAICS 323) 25,500 25,500 26,500 0 0.0% 1,000 3.8%Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing (NAICS 324) 25,000 24,900 24,600 100 0.4% 400 1.6%Chemical Manufacturing (NAICS 325) 75,500 75,200 72,900 300 0.4% 2,600 3.6%Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing (NAICS 326) 38,000 37,700 37,800 300 0.8% 200 0.5%Texas Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Not Seasonally Adjusted)Feb 13 to Mar 13 Mar 12 to Mar 136.0%4.0%2.0%0.0%2.0%4.0%6.0%Jan93Sep93May94Jan95Sep95May96Jan97Sep97May98Jan99Sep99May00Jan01Sep01May02Jan03Sep03May04Jan05Sep05May06Jan07Sep07May08Jan09Sep09May10Jan11Sep11May12Jan13Annual Growth RateMining&LoggingConstruction Manufacturing WholesaleTradeRetailTradeTransportation,Warehousing,&UtilitiesInformation FinancialActivitiesProfessional&BusinessServicesEducation&HealthServicesLeisure&HospitalityOtherServicesGovernment10,000010,00020,00030,00040,000Statewide Over the Month Change (Not Seasonally Adjusted)February 2013 to March 2013
    • T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O NL A B O R M A R K E T A N D C A R E E R I N F O R M A T I O N D E P A R T M E N TT E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E W4A P R I L 2 0 1 3*Estimates for the current month are preliminary. All estimates are subject to revision. The number of nonagricultural jobs in Texas is without reference to place of residence of workers. Estimatesproduced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor are disseminated in cooperation with the TWC.Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12 Change % Change Change % ChangeSERVICE PROVIDING 9,345,200 9,293,100 9,081,000 52,100 0.6% 264,200 2.9%Private Service Providing 7,512,600 7,461,200 7,261,000 51,400 0.7% 251,600 3.5%Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (NAICS 42,44,45,48,49,22) 2,197,000 2,194,700 2,138,300 2,300 0.1% 58,700 2.8%Wholesale Trade (NAICS 42) 554,100 550,100 533,900 4,000 0.7% 20,200 3.8%Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (NAICS 423) 315,800 314,100 304,100 1,700 0.5% 11,700 3.9%Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (NAICS 424) 166,500 164,400 161,500 2,100 1.3% 5,000 3.1%Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (NAICS 425) 71,800 71,600 68,300 200 0.3% 3,500 5.1%Retail Trade (NAICS 44 45) 1,196,200 1,195,800 1,159,800 400 0.0% 36,400 3.1%Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers (NAICS 441) 159,500 158,700 151,100 800 0.5% 8,400 5.6%Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores (NAICS 442) 36,200 36,500 36,500 300 0.8% 300 0.8%Electronics and Appliance Stores (NAICS 443) 41,500 41,800 41,400 300 0.7% 100 0.2%Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies (NAICS 444) 97,000 91,900 94,800 5,100 5.6% 2,200 2.3%Food and Beverage Stores (NAICS 445) 210,000 209,800 205,400 200 0.1% 4,600 2.2%Health and Personal Care Stores (NAICS 446) 69,000 69,500 67,400 500 0.7% 1,600 2.4%Gasoline Stations (NAICS 447) 78,300 78,800 71,600 500 0.6% 6,700 9.4%Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores (NAICS 448) 122,100 123,700 118,000 1,600 1.3% 4,100 3.5%Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores (NAICS 451) 37,000 37,400 37,100 400 1.1% 100 0.3%General Merchandise Stores (NAICS 452) 261,600 261,700 259,300 100 0.0% 2,300 0.9%Miscellaneous Store Retailers (NAICS 453) 63,500 65,600 57,400 2,100 3.2% 6,100 10.6%Nonstore Retailers (NAICS 454) 20,500 20,400 19,800 100 0.5% 700 3.5%Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities (NAICS 48 49,22) 446,700 448,800 444,600 2,100 0.5% 2,100 0.5%Transportation and Warehousing (NAICS 48,49) 399,500 401,100 396,000 1,600 0.4% 3,500 0.9%Air Transportation (NAICS 481) 59,100 59,100 61,300 0 0.0% 2,200 3.6%Truck Transportation (NAICS 484) 125,300 126,100 123,800 800 0.6% 1,500 1.2%Pipeline Transportation (NAICS 486) 16,200 16,300 16,200 100 0.6% 0 0.0%Support Activities for Transportation (NAICS 488) 75,800 74,200 72,200 1,600 2.2% 3,600 5.0%Couriers and Messengers (NAICS 492) 36,200 36,100 35,100 100 0.3% 1,100 3.1%Warehousing and Storage (NAICS 493) 46,900 46,700 47,000 200 0.4% 100 0.2%Utilities (NAICS 22) 47,200 47,700 48,600 500 1.1% 1,400 2.9%Information (NAICS 51) 197,600 197,400 196,700 200 0.1% 900 0.5%Publishing Industries (Except Internet) (NAICS 511) 39,500 39,400 40,400 100 0.3% 900 2.2%Telecommunications (NAICS 517) 85,000 85,000 86,400 0 0.0% 1,400 1.6%Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services (NAICS 518) 29,600 29,600 28,900 0 0.0% 700 2.4%Financial Activities (NAICS 52,53) 663,700 660,900 652,500 2,800 0.4% 11,200 1.7%Finance and Insurance (NAICS 52) 485,500 484,200 475,800 1,300 0.3% 9,700 2.0%Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (NAICS 522) 251,900 252,300 248,600 400 0.2% 3,300 1.3%Securities, Commodities Contracts, and Other Financial (NAICS 523) 52,600 52,000 50,600 600 1.2% 2,000 4.0%Insurance Carriers and Related Activities (NAICS 524) 170,300 169,500 166,900 800 0.5% 3,400 2.0%Real Estate and Rental and Leasing (NAICS 53) 178,200 176,700 176,700 1,500 0.9% 1,500 0.9%Real Estate (NAICS 531) 120,300 118,800 119,900 1,500 1.3% 400 0.3%Rental and Leasing Services (NAICS 532) 56,900 56,200 54,700 700 1.3% 2,200 4.0%Professional and Business Services (NAICS 54,55,56) 1,439,500 1,430,600 1,385,100 8,900 0.6% 54,400 3.9%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (NAICS 54) 637,100 634,000 614,100 3,100 0.5% 23,000 3.8%Management of Companies and Enterprises (NAICS 55) 88,000 87,300 86,700 700 0.8% 1,300 1.5%Admin and Support and Waste Mgmt and Remediation (NAICS 56) 714,400 709,300 684,300 5,100 0.7% 30,100 4.4%Administrative and Support Services (NAICS 561) 685,900 680,800 656,600 5,100 0.8% 29,300 4.5%Education and Health Services (NAICS 61,62) 1,497,800 1,489,300 1,447,700 8,500 0.6% 50,100 3.5%Educational Services (NAICS 61) 173,000 174,400 168,500 1,400 0.8% 4,500 2.7%Health Care and Social Assistance (NAICS 62) 1,324,800 1,314,900 1,279,200 9,900 0.8% 45,600 3.6%Ambulatory Health Care Services (NAICS 621) 644,300 638,300 616,100 6,000 0.9% 28,200 4.6%Hospitals (NAICS 622) 306,400 305,000 300,500 1,400 0.5% 5,900 2.0%Nursing and Residential Care Facilities (NAICS 623) 177,200 176,300 172,600 900 0.5% 4,600 2.7%Social Assistance (NAICS 624) 196,900 195,300 190,000 1,600 0.8% 6,900 3.6%Leisure and Hospitality (NAICS 71,72) 1,128,600 1,099,700 1,065,800 28,900 2.6% 62,800 5.9%Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (NAICS 71) 118,900 111,400 107,000 7,500 6.7% 11,900 11.1%Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation (NAICS 713) 83,300 79,100 75,200 4,200 5.3% 8,100 10.8%Accommodation and Food Services (NAICS 72) 1,009,700 988,300 958,800 21,400 2.2% 50,900 5.3%Accommodation (NAICS 721) 110,700 109,100 105,500 1,600 1.5% 5,200 4.9%Food Services and Drinking Places (NAICS 722) 899,000 879,200 853,300 19,800 2.3% 45,700 5.4%Other Services (NAICS 81) 388,400 388,600 374,900 200 0.1% 13,500 3.6%Repair and Maintenance (NAICS 811) 118,100 118,000 113,300 100 0.1% 4,800 4.2%Personal and Laundry Services (NAICS 812) 98,200 99,000 95,200 800 0.8% 3,000 3.2%Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Prof Organizations (NAICS 813) 172,100 171,600 166,400 500 0.3% 5,700 3.4%Government 1,832,600 1,831,900 1,820,000 700 0.0% 12,600 0.7%Federal Government 198,400 198,600 200,100 200 0.1% 1,700 0.9%State Government 370,500 370,300 367,100 200 0.1% 3,400 0.9%Local Government 1,263,700 1,263,000 1,252,800 700 0.1% 10,900 0.9%Mar 12 to Mar 13Feb 13 to Mar 13Texas Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
    • 5T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E WA P R I L 2 0 1 3T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O NL A B O R M A R K E T A N D C A R E E R I N F O R M A T I O N D E P A R T M E N TMetropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Nonagricultural Wage & Salary Employment(Not Seasonally Adjusted)Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment within theMetropolitan Statistical Areas continued to add employment over themonth, increasing by 47,900 positions in March to an estimated level of9,939,400 jobs. This gain was the smallest March increase in four years;however, it also marked the 10th over-the-month increase seen in the previous12 months. The first quarter employment change of -12,400 jobs was inline with the typical job losses that occur during this time frame, despitelast year’s first quarter gain of 6,200 jobs. Since January, 137,900 jobswere added, tying the amount gained for 2011 but lagging behind those jobsnetted last year for the same time period. The Dallas-Plano-Irving area ledall areas, adding 12,100 jobs for March. However, the Corpus Christi andthe Longview MSAs led all areas in percentage growth, tying at 1.0 percenteach for the month. Altogether, 23 areas added employment for the month.In the Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary series, employment grew 3.1percent since March 2012; the annual growth rate has remained positive for35 consecutive months. The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown MSA led allareas in net jobs gained over-the-year with an increase of 102,300 jobs, whichaccounted for over a third of the 303,000 jobs added in the MSAs combined.The Dallas-Plano-Irving area and theAustin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSArounded out the top three areas in annual growth with 69,500 jobs and 32,400jobs added, respectively. The top two areas percentage-wise were the OdessaMSA and the Midland MSA at 7.7 percent and 7.4 percent, respectively.Leisure and Hospitality experienced the largest employment gain of allmajor industries over the month. The industry netted 17,000 jobs for March,reporting the second consecutive month of employment gains. Although thisincrease was in line with historical gains, it lagged behind the previous twoyears’ advancements for March of 25,100 jobs in 2012 and 29,100 jobs in2011. This year’s first quarter total of 12,700 jobs added also fell behind the2011 and 2012 additions of 20,400 jobs and 24,100 jobs, respectively. SinceJanuary, 32,200 jobs were gained, moving employment to an estimated levelof 1,029,400 jobs. The SanAntonio-New Braunfels MSAadded the most jobsof any area with 4,400 positions. The Fort Worth-Arlington area added 2,600jobs, followed by theAustin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSAwith 2,200 jobs.In terms of monthly percentages, the Corpus Christi MSAled all areas with anincrease of 4.3 percent, followed by the SanAntonio-New Braunfels MSAat4.2 percent. Employment growth slowed a bit for Leisure and Hospitality inMarch, as shown by the 4.8 percent annual growth rate; a drop from 6.3 percentin January and 5.8 percent for February. The industry, however, has continuedto post positive rates for 32 consecutive months. The College Station-BryanMSA posted the largest annual employment gain for all areas with a 24.8percent increase. This boost was over twice the size of the next largest gainexperienced by the Laredo MSA at 12.1 percent. The San Angelo MSArounded out the top three areas at 11.8 percent. Each of the aforementionedMSAs grew at least twice as fast as the statewide rate of 5.9 percent.Mining, Logging, and Construction added 5,400 jobs for March after arevised record employment gain of 17,300 jobs for February. Following-5,00005,00010,00015,00020,000Mining, Logging,& ConstructionManufacturing Wholesale Trade Retail Trade Transportation,Warehousing, &UtilitiesInformation FinancialActivitiesProfessional &BusinessServicesEducation &Health ServicesLeisure &HospitalityOther Services GovernmentMetropolitan Statistical Area Over the Month Employment ChangeFebruary 2013 to March 2013 (Not Seasonally Adjusted)two consecutive months of employment gains, the quarterly employmentincrease of 18,400 jobs was the largest first quarter employment expansionin seven years. Employment additions for March were reflected in 17 areas,led by the Dallas-Plano-Irving area with 2,900 jobs. In terms of percentagegrowth, the Texarkana MSA came in first at 4.5 percent, and was pursuedby the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood and the Longview MSAs at 3.7 and 3.4percent respectively. Over the year, the Mining, Logging, and Constructiongrowth rate slowed to 7.8 percent in March from 8.5 percent rate in February,but has continued to be positive for 30 consecutive months. Percentage-wise, the Corpus Christi MSA led with an 18.1 percent increase over theyear. Next, two West Texas areas, the Odessa and the Midland MSAs,had employment growth of 16.4 percent and 15.2 percent, respectively.Manufacturing lost 100 jobs over the month after a revised February increaseof 2,100 jobs. March’s over-the-month decrease was only the fifth loss forthe sector during the previous 12 months. Irrespective of the loss experiencedstatewide, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown MSA led eight areas withemployment increases, by adding 1,400 jobs over the month. The SanAngeloMSA led all areas in terms of percentage increase with a 2.6 percent jump.The Brownsville-Harlingen MSAand the Odessa MSAfollowed, each with a1.7 percent increase. Over the year, Manufacturing netted a 9,600 jobs gain.This represented a 1.3 percent increase and marked over two straight years ofpositive annual growth rates. The Odessa MSA expanded 11.3 percent overthe year and was followed by its neighbor, the Midland MSAwith a 6.1 percentincrease. The College Station-Bryan MSAemployment improved 5.7 percent.11.3%6.1%5.7%4.6%2.9%2.6%0.7%0.0%2.0%4.0%6.0%8.0%10.0%12.0%Highest Annual Growth Rates for Manufacturing,Not Seasonally Adjusted
    • T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O NL A B O R M A R K E T A N D C A R E E R I N F O R M A T I O N D E P A R T M E N TT E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E W6A P R I L 2 0 1 3*Estimates for the current month are preliminary. All estimates are subject to revision. The number of nonagricultural jobs in Texas is without reference to place of residence of workers. Estimatesproduced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor are disseminated in cooperation with the TWC. **Metropolitan Division (MD). The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSA iscomprised of the Dallas-Plano-Irving MD and the Fort Worth-Arlington MD.Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12 Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12 Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12TOTAL NONFARM 2,762,500 2,752,700 2,660,200 2,161,500 2,149,400 2,092,000 917,400 915,300 885,900GOODS PRODUCING 539,400 539,100 512,800 278,500 276,700 271,400 157,800 157,500 148,600Mining, Logging, & Construction 289,200 290,300 273,500 116,600 113,700 104,600 65,000 64,800 58,400Manufacturing 250,200 248,800 239,300 161,900 163,000 166,800 92,800 92,700 90,200Durable Goods 170,300 169,100 160,700 114,700 115,700 118,300 67,400 67,400 65,000Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 57,200 57,600 54,800Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing 18,800 18,700 18,800 38,000 38,100 39,200 2,500 2,500 2,600Nondurable Goods 79,900 79,700 78,600 47,200 47,300 48,500 25,400 25,300 25,200SERVICE PROVIDING 2,223,100 2,213,600 2,147,400 1,883,000 1,872,700 1,820,600 759,600 757,800 737,300Private Service Providing 1,846,300 1,837,900 1,777,800 1,614,500 1,604,100 1,555,000 633,400 631,700 612,400Wholesale Trade 149,700 148,300 142,100 126,900 125,300 121,500 43,300 42,800 40,200Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 88,200 87,600 84,000 72,900 72,500 69,500 25,300 25,100 24,200Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 40,800 40,600 40,000 37,100 37,100 36,400 12,400 12,300 11,900Retail Trade 279,700 279,500 269,000 219,300 217,200 210,900 98,800 99,100 97,400Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 35,000 34,700 33,600 27,400 27,100 26,700Bldng. Material and Garden Eqpmnt. and Supplies Dlrs. 20,800 19,700 20,400 18,000 16,700 16,900 8,600 7,900 8,200Food and Beverage Stores 57,400 57,400 55,500 34,900 34,900 34,100 15,100 15,100 14,900Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 30,500 31,000 29,400 23,300 23,700 23,100General Merchandise Stores 59,200 59,400 59,500 46,400 46,400 46,100 22,500 22,600 23,200Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 131,600 130,900 127,000 76,700 76,600 75,500 64,100 64,600 65,300Utilities 16,300 16,400 16,700 5,900 6,000 5,900Information 31,800 31,800 31,200 63,200 63,100 64,200 13,300 13,300 13,600Telecommunications 15,200 15,200 15,400 30,400 30,300 30,400 6,900 6,900 7,100Financial Activities 140,400 139,600 138,500 195,800 193,100 186,700 55,700 55,400 54,700Finance and Insurance 89,600 89,300 89,100 150,900 148,700 143,300 42,800 43,100 42,100Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 43,000 42,900 42,500 76,300 75,500 73,800 26,100 26,200 26,300Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 29,100 29,000 29,500 51,900 51,600 50,200Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 50,800 50,300 49,400 44,900 44,400 43,400Professional and Business Services 414,100 412,800 400,600 381,200 377,800 363,400 103,600 104,700 99,100Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 198,400 197,000 192,100 166,400 166,900 161,800 37,100 37,200 35,800Admin. Support and Waste Mgmt. and Remediation 192,500 192,700 186,100 183,900 180,400 171,200 61,200 61,700 57,400Education and Health Services 340,800 338,900 323,000 267,200 267,100 260,800 118,500 118,600 113,600Health Care and Social Assistance 293,400 291,500 277,600 228,200 227,200 221,900 104,000 104,400 99,100Ambulatory Health Care Services 141,200 139,800 131,000 118,000 117,700 114,500Hospitals 76,600 76,200 74,400 51,000 50,800 50,200 27,500 27,400 27,100Leisure and Hospitality 262,500 260,700 252,800 208,800 208,000 198,800 102,500 99,900 95,400Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 27,700 26,300 27,200 23,400 22,600 22,000Accommodation and Food Services 234,800 234,400 225,600 185,400 185,400 176,800 86,900 84,800 82,400Food Services and Drinking Places 212,800 212,600 204,100 163,900 163,800 155,900 77,900 76,100 73,600Other Services 95,700 95,400 93,600 75,400 75,900 73,200 33,600 33,300 33,100Government 376,800 375,700 369,600 268,500 268,600 265,600 126,200 126,100 124,900Federal 27,400 27,400 27,300 29,600 30,000 29,900 15,600 15,700 15,000State 72,700 72,300 71,900 35,900 35,700 36,400 12,800 12,800 12,500Local 276,700 276,000 270,400 203,000 202,900 199,300 97,800 97,600 97,400Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12 Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12 Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12TOTAL NONFARM 887,400 880,100 870,700 846,800 840,100 814,400 286,000 284,700 281,600GOODS PRODUCING 92,300 92,800 90,200 94,900 94,300 91,000 30,800 30,500 30,200Mining, Logging, & Construction 46,400 46,300 43,900 44,200 43,600 40,700 12,900 12,700 12,600Manufacturing 45,900 46,500 46,300 50,700 50,700 50,300 17,900 17,800 17,600SERVICE PROVIDING 795,100 787,300 780,500 751,900 745,800 723,400 255,200 254,200 251,400Private Service Providing 633,200 624,800 619,000 580,100 575,500 554,800 186,500 185,300 182,100Wholesale Trade 29,400 30,200 29,600 45,300 45,000 43,800 9,700 9,700 9,800Retail Trade 98,300 97,400 95,500 89,600 90,000 85,600 35,700 35,600 34,700Food and Beverage Stores 18,000 18,000 18,000 17,400 17,400 16,700General Merchandise Stores 19,700 19,700 19,100 15,300 15,500 15,100 9,300 9,400 9,500Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 22,200 22,300 21,400 14,100 14,100 13,800 13,100 13,100 12,800Information 20,400 20,300 19,800 22,100 22,100 21,600 5,000 5,000 5,000Telecommunications 5,400 5,300 5,300 6,900 6,900 6,800Financial Activities 72,500 72,700 71,200 45,300 45,200 45,300 12,700 12,700 12,400Finance and Insurance 58,000 58,200 57,400 32,400 32,300 31,600Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 25,900 26,000 25,300 13,100 13,100 12,700Professional and Business Services 109,700 108,200 105,300 130,400 127,600 122,800 28,900 28,800 29,600Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 42,300 41,700 42,300 69,800 67,700 66,200Admin Support and Waste Mgmt and Remediation Svcs 55,800 55,200 53,600 53,100 52,600 51,800 19,800 19,600 20,700Education and Health Services 137,500 135,100 134,700 100,700 101,300 96,300 39,900 39,600 38,500Health Care and Social Assistance 121,400 118,900 118,400 84,200 84,200 82,100Hospitals 23,000 23,000 23,500 22,400 22,300 21,400Leisure and Hospitality 109,800 105,400 109,100 96,700 94,500 91,400 31,200 30,600 29,700Accommodation and Food Services 98,700 95,000 97,100 84,800 84,400 82,200Other Services 33,400 33,200 32,400 35,900 35,700 34,200 10,300 10,200 9,600Government 161,900 162,500 161,500 171,800 170,300 168,600 68,700 68,900 69,300Federal 34,700 34,800 35,000 13,300 12,700 12,900 13,100 13,100 12,900State 20,500 20,600 20,200 75,200 75,100 72,500 10,200 10,400 10,000Local 106,700 107,100 106,300 83,300 82,500 83,200 45,400 45,400 46,400Texas Metropolitan Statistical Areas Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Not Seasonally Adjusted)DALLAS PLANO IRVING MD** FORT WORTH ARLINGTON MD**SAN ANTONIO NEW BRAUNFELS AUSTIN ROUND ROCK SAN MARCOS EL PASOHOUSTON SUGAR LAND BAYTOWN
    • 7T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E WA P R I L 2 0 1 3T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O NL A B O R M A R K E T A N D C A R E E R I N F O R M A T I O N D E P A R T M E N TEstimates for the current month are preliminary. All estimates are subject to revision. The number of nonagricultural jobs in each MSA is without reference to place of residence of workers. Estimatesproduced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor are disseminated in cooperation with the TWC.Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12 Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12 Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12 Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12TOTAL NONFARM 67,300 67,200 66,300 112,900 112,700 112,000 161,800 161,400 161,400 133,800 132,700 131,600Mining, Logging, & Constr. 5,300 5,300 5,000 6,000 5,900 5,500 20,600 20,400 20,800 3,700 3,700 3,300Manufacturing 2,700 2,700 2,700 13,300 13,200 13,300 22,100 22,300 22,100 5,900 5,800 5,800Wholesale Trade 2,600 2,600 2,600 5,200 5,200 5,200 5,200 5,200 4,900 3,700 3,700 3,600Retail Trade 8,100 8,100 7,900 14,400 14,500 13,900 19,200 19,300 19,200 16,900 16,700 16,400Trans., Ware., & Util. 1,700 1,700 1,600 4,800 4,800 4,700 6,000 6,100 5,800 4,700 4,700 4,800Information 1,100 1,100 1,100 1,400 1,400 1,500 1,300 1,300 1,400 1,200 1,200 1,800Financial Activities 3,800 3,800 3,800 6,000 6,000 6,200 5,700 5,800 5,600 5,500 5,500 5,300Prof. & Business Services 5,600 5,500 5,100 8,200 8,200 8,300 13,600 13,600 14,100 10,000 10,000 10,500Educ. & Health Services 13,700 13,700 13,600 16,300 16,300 16,300 22,300 22,200 22,000 33,900 33,900 33,100Leisure & Hospitality 7,500 7,500 7,300 11,600 11,300 11,900 15,000 14,700 14,200 13,600 13,200 12,800Other Services 2,600 2,600 2,600 4,800 4,800 4,600 5,700 5,600 5,700 3,600 3,600 3,400Government 12,600 12,600 13,000 20,900 21,100 20,600 25,100 24,900 25,600 31,100 30,700 30,800Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12 Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12 Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12 Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12TOTAL NONFARM 99,400 98,700 96,500 190,400 188,500 182,500 130,800 130,600 128,200 95,600 95,300 92,700Mining, Logging, & Constr. 6,800 6,800 6,700 26,100 25,600 22,100 5,600 5,400 5,200 4,400 4,400 4,100Manufacturing 5,600 5,600 5,300 9,900 9,800 9,800 7,000 7,100 7,000 700 700 800Wholesale Trade 1,900 1,900 1,800 5,800 5,800 5,700 3,900 3,900 3,800 2,800 2,700 2,700Retail Trade 10,900 10,900 10,400 20,100 19,900 19,800 15,400 15,300 14,900 12,600 12,500 12,200Trans., Ware., & Util. 1,400 1,400 1,300 6,700 6,800 6,300 4,500 4,500 4,500 13,200 13,100 12,600Information 1,300 1,300 1,200 1,900 1,900 2,000 2,200 2,200 2,300 600 600 600Financial Activities 3,600 3,600 3,500 7,700 7,600 7,400 5,800 5,900 5,400 3,800 3,800 3,800Prof. & Business Services 6,700 6,600 6,300 15,300 15,300 15,400 9,200 9,300 9,100 7,500 7,500 7,500Educ. & Health Services 10,400 10,300 10,200 31,200 31,200 30,300 22,100 22,000 20,700 15,100 15,100 14,700Leisure & Hospitality 12,600 12,400 10,100 24,100 23,100 22,200 13,700 13,500 12,500 10,200 10,100 9,100Other Services 3,400 3,400 3,300 8,000 8,000 7,400 4,900 4,900 4,900 2,500 2,500 2,400Government 34,800 34,500 36,400 33,600 33,500 34,100 36,500 36,600 37,900 22,200 22,300 22,200Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12 Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12 Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12 Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12TOTAL NONFARM 103,000 102,000 101,400 130,400 130,400 127,800 233,000 232,400 229,700 84,400 83,800 78,600Mining, Logging, & Constr. 18,000 17,400 17,400 5,700 5,600 5,500 9,200 9,100 9,000 24,200 23,900 21,000Manufacturing 11,400 11,400 11,900 5,000 5,000 4,900 6,300 6,300 6,300 3,500 3,500 3,300Wholesale Trade 4,800 4,900 4,800 6,100 6,200 6,100 7,000 6,900 6,700 4,500 4,500 4,300Retail Trade 11,200 11,100 10,700 16,300 16,400 15,700 34,800 34,800 33,600 7,700 7,700 7,200Trans., Ware., & Util. 3,900 3,900 3,700 4,300 4,300 4,100 7,900 7,800 7,700 4,100 4,100 3,600Information 1,400 1,300 1,300 3,800 3,800 3,800 1,900 1,900 2,000 900 900 1,100Financial Activities 4,100 4,100 4,000 6,800 6,900 6,800 8,800 8,800 8,700 4,200 4,200 3,800Prof. & Business Services 8,900 8,900 8,500 11,200 11,100 10,700 15,000 15,200 14,900 8,800 8,800 8,700Educ. & Health Services 15,600 15,500 15,800 21,800 21,800 21,500 59,800 59,700 59,900 7,300 7,200 7,300Leisure & Hospitality 8,600 8,400 8,300 16,600 16,400 16,000 21,000 20,600 20,200 7,800 7,600 7,100Other Services 3,600 3,600 3,500 5,400 5,400 5,300 5,900 5,900 5,700 2,900 2,900 2,800Government 11,500 11,500 11,500 27,400 27,500 27,400 55,400 55,400 55,000 8,500 8,500 8,400Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12 Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12 Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12 Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12TOTAL NONFARM 75,100 74,800 69,700 47,300 46,900 45,700 43,000 43,100 42,400 56,500 56,200 56,600Mining, Logging, & Constr. 19,200 19,200 16,500 3,500 3,500 3,200 2,600 2,600 2,600 2,300 2,200 2,100Manufacturing 5,900 5,800 5,300 3,900 3,800 3,800 5,200 5,300 5,400 4,100 4,100 4,000Wholesale Trade 5,900 5,900 5,500 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,100 1,100 1,000 2,500 2,500 2,500Retail Trade 7,100 7,100 6,600 5,500 5,500 5,400 5,400 5,400 5,300 6,900 6,900 6,900Trans., Ware., & Util. 2,800 2,800 2,600 1,000 1,000 1,100 1,200 1,200 1,100 3,000 3,000 3,100Information 600 600 600 900 1,000 1,000 400 400 400 500 500 500Financial Activities 3,000 3,000 2,900 2,100 2,100 2,000 2,900 2,900 2,700 2,600 2,600 2,600Prof. & Business Services 4,300 4,400 4,400 3,600 3,600 3,700 2,600 2,600 2,600 4,100 4,100 4,200Educ. & Health Services 5,800 5,800 5,700 8,000 8,000 7,700 9,000 9,100 8,900 9,300 9,200 9,200Leisure & Hospitality 7,500 7,300 6,800 5,700 5,500 5,100 4,800 4,700 4,600 5,700 5,600 5,700Other Services 3,400 3,400 3,300 2,000 2,000 1,900 1,500 1,500 1,400 2,200 2,200 2,200Government 9,600 9,500 9,500 9,400 9,200 9,100 6,300 6,300 6,400 13,300 13,300 13,600Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12 Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12 Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12 Mar 13* Feb 13 Mar 12TOTAL NONFARM 94,000 93,900 93,200 52,500 52,500 51,200 108,000 107,700 105,500 58,600 58,400 58,600Mining, Logging, & Constr. 5,500 5,500 5,400 7,400 7,300 6,900 6,200 6,100 5,800 3,500 3,400 3,500Manufacturing 5,200 5,300 5,300 5,900 5,900 5,900 14,600 14,600 14,400 5,200 5,200 5,400Wholesale Trade 3,300 3,300 3,200 2,100 2,100 1,900 4,000 4,000 3,900 1,700 1,800 1,800Retail Trade 11,900 11,900 11,900 6,400 6,500 6,300 10,800 10,700 10,600 7,600 7,500 7,500Trans., Ware., & Util. 3,600 3,700 3,700 1,500 1,500 1,400 2,800 2,800 2,800 1,900 1,900 1,800Information 2,300 2,300 2,300 400 400 500 1,300 1,300 1,300 1,000 1,000 1,000Financial Activities 4,200 4,200 4,200 2,300 2,300 2,200 6,200 6,200 6,200 2,800 2,800 2,700Prof. & Business Services 8,300 8,200 8,300 3,800 3,700 3,400 9,100 9,100 9,100 4,100 4,100 4,100Educ. & Health Services 22,000 22,200 21,300 7,200 7,200 7,400 20,600 20,500 19,900 9,600 9,600 9,500Leisure & Hospitality 10,000 9,700 9,900 4,800 4,800 4,500 11,000 10,900 10,200 6,100 6,000 6,200Other Services 4,400 4,300 4,000 1,900 1,900 1,800 3,800 3,800 3,800 2,700 2,700 2,500Government 13,300 13,300 13,700 8,800 8,900 9,000 17,600 17,700 17,500 12,400 12,400 12,600WACOODESSA SAN ANGELO SHERMAN DENISON TEXARKANAWICHITA FALLSMCALLEN EDINBURG MISSIONTexas Metropolitan Statistical Areas Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Not Seasonally Adjusted)BROWNSVILLE HARLINGENCOLLEGE STATION BRYAN CORPUS CHRISTI KILLEEN TEMPLE FORT HOODABILENEINDUSTRYINDUSTRYINDUSTRYAMARILLO BEAUMONT PORT ARTHURLAREDOMIDLANDINDUSTRYINDUSTRYLONGVIEW LUBBOCKTYLER 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    • T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O NL A B O R M A R K E T A N D C A R E E R I N F O R M A T I O N D E P A R T M E N TT E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E W8A P R I L 2 0 1 3Houston-Sugar Land-BaytownBeaumont-PortArthurTylerLongviewSherman-DenisonTexarkanaKilleen-Temple-Fort HoodCollegeStation-BryanAustin-Round Rock-San MarcosSan Antonio-New BraunfelsVictoriaDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonWichitaFallsWacoAbileneBrownsville-HarlingenMcAllen-Edinburg-MissionLaredo CorpusChristiSanAngeloOdessaMidlandLubbockAmarilloEl PasoJob Growth RatesTexas: 3.0%4.0% and above (4)2.1% to 3.9% (7)1.6% to 2.0% (6)0.0% to 1.5% (7)negative growth (1)CES - A Bureau of Labor Statistics program that relies on employersurveys to estimate monthly, nonagricultural payroll employment.Source: Current Employment Statistics. Estimates produced by theBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor are disseminatedin cooperation with the TWC. Prepared by the Labor Market and CareerInformation Department, TWC. (4/19/2013)0.8%2.0%0.0%1.5%3.4%7.4%7.7%1.6%-0.2%1.6%0.9%3.0%2.4%2.0%4.0%0.2%3.8%1.9%4.3%3.1%1.4%1.7%Total Nonagricultural Employment by MSA (In Thousands)AbileneAmarilloAustin-Round Rock-San MarcosBeaumont-Port ArthurBrownsville-HarlingenCollege Station-BryanCorpus ChristiDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonEl PasoHouston-Sugar Land-BaytownKilleen-Temple-Fort HoodLaredoLongviewLubbockMcAllen-Edinburg-MissionMidlandOdessaSan AngeloSan Antonio-New BraunfelsSherman-DenisonTexarkanaTylerVictoriaWacoWichita Falls67.3112.9846.8161.8133.899.4190.43,078.9286.02,762.5130.895.6103.0130.4233.084.475.147.3887.443.056.594.052.5108.058.61.5%0.8%4.0%0.2%1.7%3.0%4.3%3.4%1.6%3.8%2.0%3.1%1.6%2.0%1.4%7.4%7.7%3.5%1.9%1.4%-0.2%0.9%2.5%2.4%0.0%MSAMar.2013Mar.2012% AnnualJob Growth66.3112.0814.4161.4131.696.5182.52,977.9281.62,660.2128.292.7101.4127.8229.778.669.745.7870.742.456.693.251.2105.558.63.5%1.4%2.5%
    • 9T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E WA P R I L 2 0 1 3T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O NL A B O R M A R K E T A N D C A R E E R I N F O R M A T I O N D E P A R T M E N TBeaumont-PortArthurTexarkanaTylerLong-viewHouston-Sugar Land-BaytownCollegeStation-BryanSherman-DenisonWacoDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonCorpusChristiBrownsville-HarlingenKilleen-Temple-Fort HoodAustin-Round Rock-San MarcosVictoriaSan Antonio-New BraunfelsMcAllen-Edinburg-MissionAbileneWichitaFallsLaredoSan AngeloLubbockAmarilloOdessaMidlandEl PasoUnemployment RatesTexas: 6.3%*0.0% to 4.9% (5)5.0% to 5.5% (5)5.6% to 6.3% (6)6.4% to 6.9% (5)7.0% and above (4)LAUS - A Bureau of Labor Statistics program that estimates the labor force statusof employed and unemployed persons.Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Program *Not Seasonally AdjustedPrepared by the Labor Market and Career Information Department, TWC. (4/19/2013)Unemployment Rates for Texas MSAs(Not Seasonally Adjusted)AbileneAmarilloAustin-Round Rock-San MarcosBeaumont-Port ArthurBrownsville-HarlingenCollege Station-BryanCorpus ChristiDallas-Ft Worth-ArlingtonEl PasoHouston-Sugar Land-BaytownKilleen-Temple-Ft HoodLaredoLongviewLubbockMcAllen-Edinburg-MissionMidlandOdessaSan AngeloSan Antonio-New BraunfelsSherman-DenisonTexarkanaTylerVictoriaWacoWichita Falls4.9 5.54.6 4.95.3 6.09.7 9.710.1 10.65.1 5.65.9 6.66.2 7.08.9 9.56.1 7.06.9 7.66.6 7.15.5 5.75.3 5.810.6 10.93.1 3.63.7 4.44.9 5.36.0 6.66.8 7.56.8 6.96.4 7.15.2 5.86.0 6.75.9 6.1AreaMar.2013Mar.2012 AreaMar.2013Mar.20128.9%4.6%5.3%3.1%3.7%4.9%4.9%5.9%6.2%6.0%6.9%5.3%6.0%6.6%5.9%10.1%10.6%6.1%5.5%6.4%6.8%6.8%5.1%5.2%9.7%
    • T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O NL A B O R M A R K E T A N D C A R E E R I N F O R M A T I O N D E P A R T M E N TT E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E W10A P R I L 2 0 1 3The Texas unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point in March to a rate of 6.3 percent. Thiswas the second consecutive month the unemployment rate has declined. Over the past three months,the unemployment rate has shown an average increase of 0.1 percentage point. The rate has descended by0.7 percentage points over the year. The national unemployment rate dropped 0.5 percentage points over themonth for an unemployment rate of 7.6 percent. The Texas unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage pointsbelow the national rate. This was the 76th consecutive month the Texas rate was at or below the UnitedStates unemployment rate.The Civilian Labor Force (CLF) increased by 24,000 individuals over the month to a total of 12,686,100individuals. This was the fourth consecutive month in which the labor force has grown and the largestincrease since October 2012. The CLF has averaged an increase of 17,200 Texans over the last three months.Over the year, the Texas labor force has shown a growth of 137,400 people, a growth rate of 1.1 percent.The number of jobholders increased in March by 40,100 individuals, bringing the number of employedTexans to 11,885,800 persons. This was the largest number of working Texans since the beginning of theseries. The past three months have shown an average gain of 5,200 people per month. Since the beginningof the year, the number of jobholders has rose by 103,300 persons. Over the year, the number of employedTexans has increased by 214,000 people. The number of Texans seeking work was 800,300 individuals, adecrease of 16,100 persons over the month. This was the lowest number of unemployed Texans this year.Since January 2013, the number of jobseekers has declined by 72,300 persons.The number of Texans continuing to seek unemployment insurance decreased by 1,000 persons over themonth. This was the second consecutive month in which there was a decrease in the number of continuedunemployment insurance claims in Texas. Since the beginning of the year, the number of continued claimsin Texas has descended by 9,100 claims. Of the 25 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), 9 MSAs showedan increase in continued unemployment claim activity, while 16 MSAs showed a decrease in claimants.Highlights of the Texas Labor Force(Not Seasonally Adjusted)All estimates are subject to revision. Estimates reflect actual (not seasonally adjusted) data. Civilian Labor Force (C.L.F.) includes wage and salary workers, self-employed, unpaid family, domestics inprivate households, agricultural workers, workers involved in labor disputes and the unemployed, all by place of residence. Employment and Unemployment data are first rounded then added togetherto derive the rounded CLF total. Because of this rounding technique, this rounded total of the CLF may not agree with a rounding of the CLF total itself. Percent Unemployed is based upon unroundedLabor Force, Employment and Unemployment numbers. Estimates of the TWC are in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Beginning with January 2005 estimates,definitions of the MSAs were updated to reflect the 2000 Census-based configurations. Please see www.tracer2.com for details on these changes. The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSA is comprisedof the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan Division (MD) and the Fort Worth-Arlington MD.Civilian Labor Force Estimates for Texas Metropolitan Statistical AreasNot Seasonally Adjusted (In Thousands)MSAs Ranked by Unemployment RateMarch 2013 (Not Seasonally Adjusted)1 Midland 3.12 Odessa 3.73 Amarillo 4.64 (tie) Abilene 4.9San Angelo 4.96 College Station Bryan 5.17 Victoria 5.28 (tie) Austin Round Rock San Marcos 5.3Lubbock 5.310 Longview 5.511 (tie) Corpus Christi 5.9Wichita Falls 5.913 (tie) San Antonio New Braunfels 6.0Waco 6.015 Houston Sugar Land Baytown 6.116 Dallas Fort Worth Arlington 6.2Texas 6.317 Tyler 6.418 Laredo 6.619 (tie) Sherman Denison 6.8Texarkana 6.821 Killeen Temple Fort Hood 6.9United States 7.622 El Paso 8.923 Beaumont Port Arthur 9.724 Brownsville Harlingen 10.125 McAllen Edinburg Mission 10.6C.L.F. Emp. Unemp. Rate C.L.F. Emp. Unemp. Rate C.L.F. Emp. Unemp. RateUnited States 154,512.0 142,698.0 11,815.0 7.6 154,727.0 142,228.0 12,500.0 8.1 154,316.0 141,412.0 12,904.0 8.4Texas 12,686.1 11,885.8 800.3 6.3 12,662.1 11,845.7 816.4 6.4 12,548.7 11,671.8 876.9 7.0Abilene 84.8 80.6 4.2 4.9 84.7 80.4 4.3 5.1 84.4 79.8 4.6 5.5Amarillo 133.9 127.7 6.2 4.6 133.8 127.7 6.1 4.6 133.8 127.3 6.5 4.9Austin Round Rock San Marcos 982.8 930.8 52.0 5.3 978.6 926.0 52.6 5.4 958.1 900.7 57.4 6.0Beaumont Port Arthur 189.1 170.7 18.4 9.7 189.3 170.6 18.7 9.9 191.0 172.4 18.6 9.7Brownsville Harlingen 164.3 147.7 16.6 10.1 164.1 147.0 17.1 10.4 163.8 146.4 17.4 10.6College Station Bryan 115.6 109.7 5.9 5.1 115.2 109.1 6.1 5.3 114.6 108.2 6.4 5.6Corpus Christi 220.5 207.6 12.9 5.9 218.6 205.7 12.9 5.9 216.1 201.9 14.2 6.6Dallas Fort Worth Arlington 3,377.6 3,168.8 208.8 6.2 3,371.7 3,159.2 212.5 6.3 3,317.2 3,086.0 231.2 7.0Dallas Plano Irving MD 2,251.8 2,111.6 140.2 6.2 2,246.6 2,103.5 143.1 6.4 2,207.8 2,052.5 155.3 7.0Fort Worth Arlington MD 1,125.7 1,057.2 68.5 6.1 1,125.1 1,055.7 69.4 6.2 1,109.4 1,033.5 75.9 6.8El Paso 323.6 294.9 28.7 8.9 323.4 293.9 29.5 9.1 325.4 294.4 31.0 9.5Houston Sugar Land Baytown 3,072.1 2,884.8 187.3 6.1 3,070.9 2,878.7 192.2 6.3 3,021.6 2,810.6 211.0 7.0Killeen Temple Fort Hood 170.8 158.9 11.9 6.9 171.0 158.9 12.1 7.1 169.5 156.7 12.8 7.6Laredo 101.1 94.4 6.7 6.6 101.2 94.2 7.0 6.9 100.1 92.9 7.2 7.1Longview 116.6 110.1 6.5 5.5 115.8 109.2 6.6 5.7 116.8 110.1 6.7 5.7Lubbock 146.6 138.9 7.7 5.3 146.5 139.0 7.5 5.1 145.5 137.0 8.5 5.8McAllen Edinburg Mission 315.6 282.1 33.5 10.6 317.0 282.2 34.8 11.0 318.2 283.5 34.7 10.9Midland 93.4 90.5 2.9 3.1 93.2 90.2 3.0 3.2 87.5 84.4 3.1 3.6Odessa 86.4 83.2 3.2 3.7 86.3 83.0 3.3 3.8 81.8 78.2 3.6 4.4San Angelo 56.9 54.1 2.8 4.9 56.9 54.0 2.9 5.0 55.7 52.7 3.0 5.3San Antonio New Braunfels 1,023.7 962.0 61.7 6.0 1,017.6 955.4 62.2 6.1 1,023.7 956.0 67.7 6.6Sherman Denison 57.4 53.5 3.9 6.8 57.3 53.3 4.0 7.0 57.6 53.3 4.3 7.5Texarkana 63.4 59.1 4.3 6.8 63.4 59.0 4.4 6.9 65.2 60.7 4.5 6.9Tyler 101.2 94.7 6.5 6.4 101.4 94.7 6.7 6.6 102.7 95.4 7.3 7.1Victoria 61.6 58.4 3.2 5.2 61.6 58.3 3.3 5.4 60.8 57.3 3.5 5.8Waco 116.2 109.2 7.0 6.0 115.9 108.9 7.0 6.1 116.1 108.3 7.8 6.7Wichita Falls 71.9 67.6 4.3 5.9 71.9 67.6 4.3 6.0 72.9 68.4 4.5 6.1March 2013 February 2013 March 2012
    • 11T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E WA P R I L 2 0 1 3T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O NL A B O R M A R K E T A N D C A R E E R I N F O R M A T I O N D E P A R T M E N TEstimates of the TWC are in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Estimates reflect actual (not seasonally adjusted) data. All estimates are subject to revision.CountyMar2013Feb2013Mar2012MonthlyChangeYear AgoChangeCountyMar2013Feb2013Mar2012MonthlyChangeYear AgoChangeAnderson 7.1 7.3 7.5 0.2 0.4 Donley 5.8 5.9 5.2 0.1 0.6Andrews 3.4 3.5 3.8 0.1 0.4 Duval 6.0 6.2 7.2 0.2 1.2Angelina 6.3 6.6 6.7 0.3 0.4 Eastland 5.8 5.9 6.2 0.1 0.4Aransas 5.6 6.1 6.3 0.5 0.7 Ector 3.7 3.8 4.4 0.1 0.7Archer 4.8 4.8 4.9 0.0 0.1 Edwards 7.4 7.7 6.4 0.3 1.0Armstrong 4.3 4.4 5.0 0.1 0.7 Ellis 6.4 6.5 7.2 0.1 0.8Atascosa 6.0 6.4 6.8 0.4 0.8 El Paso 8.9 9.1 9.5 0.2 0.6Austin 5.8 6.1 5.7 0.3 0.1 Erath 5.2 5.4 5.4 0.2 0.2Bailey 7.6 7.6 7.3 0.0 0.3 Falls 7.9 8.0 8.6 0.1 0.7Bandera 5.4 5.6 6.3 0.2 0.9 Fannin 9.2 9.2 8.8 0.0 0.4Bastrop 6.7 6.0 7.1 0.7 0.4 Fayette 4.6 4.5 4.9 0.1 0.3Baylor 4.3 4.4 4.3 0.1 0.0 Fisher 5.2 5.1 5.1 0.1 0.1Bee 6.6 6.7 7.0 0.1 0.4 Floyd 8.6 9.4 7.1 0.8 1.5Bell 6.7 6.9 7.4 0.2 0.7 Foard 5.4 5.6 6.0 0.2 0.6Bexar 5.9 6.2 6.7 0.3 0.8 Fort Bend 5.6 5.8 6.2 0.2 0.6Blanco 5.0 5.2 5.6 0.2 0.6 Franklin 5.9 6.2 6.7 0.3 0.8Borden 2.4 2.5 3.2 0.1 0.8 Freestone 5.3 5.5 5.4 0.2 0.1Bosque 6.9 7.1 7.6 0.2 0.7 Frio 5.1 5.3 5.7 0.2 0.6Bowie 7.1 6.9 7.0 0.2 0.1 Gaines 4.3 4.5 4.6 0.2 0.3Brazoria 6.4 6.4 7.4 0.0 1.0 Galveston 6.8 6.7 7.8 0.1 1.0Brazos 5.0 5.1 5.3 0.1 0.3 Garza 5.4 5.7 6.3 0.3 0.9Brewster 4.6 4.8 4.6 0.2 0.0 Gillespie 4.0 4.1 4.2 0.1 0.2Briscoe 7.9 8.1 6.3 0.2 1.6 Glasscock 3.9 3.9 4.4 0.0 0.5Brooks 7.1 7.0 7.3 0.1 0.2 Goliad 4.8 5.0 5.3 0.2 0.5Brown 5.8 5.9 6.1 0.1 0.3 Gonzales 4.7 4.8 4.7 0.1 0.0Burleson 5.9 6.4 6.1 0.5 0.2 Gray 4.5 4.7 4.9 0.2 0.4Burnet 5.2 5.4 5.7 0.2 0.5 Grayson 6.8 7.0 7.5 0.2 0.7Caldwell 7.2 6.7 7.5 0.5 0.3 Gregg 5.3 5.6 5.5 0.3 0.2Calhoun 5.5 5.7 7.8 0.2 2.3 Grimes 6.0 5.9 6.8 0.1 0.8Callahan 4.8 5.2 5.1 0.4 0.3 Guadalupe 6.2 5.9 5.8 0.3 0.4Cameron 10.1 10.4 10.6 0.3 0.5 Hale 11.8 11.2 7.0 0.6 4.8Camp 7.1 7.0 7.8 0.1 0.7 Hall 7.6 7.8 8.3 0.2 0.7Carson 4.5 4.5 4.5 0.0 0.0 Hamilton 5.2 5.3 5.3 0.1 0.1Cass 9.1 9.2 9.4 0.1 0.3 Hansford 4.0 4.1 3.7 0.1 0.3Castro 5.1 5.4 5.1 0.3 0.0 Hardeman 5.3 5.4 5.1 0.1 0.2Chambers 6.8 6.7 7.3 0.1 0.5 Hardin 7.9 8.0 7.6 0.1 0.3Cherokee 7.4 7.7 7.7 0.3 0.3 Harris 6.1 6.3 7.1 0.2 1.0Childress 5.3 5.3 5.4 0.0 0.1 Harrison 6.4 6.7 6.9 0.3 0.5Clay 4.8 5.0 5.0 0.2 0.2 Hartley 4.4 4.2 4.4 0.2 0.0Cochran 7.6 7.7 8.5 0.1 0.9 Haskell 5.5 5.8 5.8 0.3 0.3Coke 5.4 5.8 5.8 0.4 0.4 Hays 5.2 5.2 5.8 0.0 0.6Coleman 5.9 6.1 6.0 0.2 0.1 Hemphill 2.3 2.2 2.2 0.1 0.1Collin 5.7 5.7 6.4 0.0 0.7 Henderson 7.1 7.1 7.5 0.0 0.4Collingsworth 4.4 4.9 4.6 0.5 0.2 Hidalgo 10.6 11.0 10.9 0.4 0.3Colorado 5.3 5.4 5.9 0.1 0.6 Hill 6.5 6.6 7.2 0.1 0.7Comal 7.6 6.0 6.3 1.6 1.3 Hockley 4.5 4.5 5.2 0.0 0.7Comanche 5.5 5.6 6.1 0.1 0.6 Hood 5.2 5.5 5.8 0.3 0.6Concho 6.9 7.1 7.2 0.2 0.3 Hopkins 5.3 5.7 6.1 0.4 0.8Cooke 4.3 4.4 4.6 0.1 0.3 Houston 8.9 9.1 10.1 0.2 1.2Coryell 8.1 8.0 8.6 0.1 0.5 Howard 5.7 5.8 6.1 0.1 0.4Cottle 5.0 6.0 7.0 1.0 2.0 Hudspeth 5.8 5.7 5.4 0.1 0.4Crane 4.9 4.8 5.5 0.1 0.6 Hunt 6.3 6.3 7.5 0.0 1.2Crockett 3.8 3.8 4.2 0.0 0.4 Hutchinson 5.4 5.6 5.6 0.2 0.2Crosby 6.7 6.9 7.0 0.2 0.3 Irion 3.3 4.0 4.6 0.7 1.3Culberson 3.3 3.3 3.7 0.0 0.4 Jack 4.4 4.5 4.4 0.1 0.0Dallam 3.6 3.8 3.9 0.2 0.3 Jackson 5.1 4.8 5.4 0.3 0.3Dallas 6.6 6.9 7.5 0.3 0.9 Jasper 9.8 9.8 10.0 0.0 0.2Dawson 6.7 6.9 7.3 0.2 0.6 Jeff Davis 4.9 5.1 5.6 0.2 0.7Deaf Smith 4.6 4.9 4.9 0.3 0.3 Jefferson 10.0 10.2 10.4 0.2 0.4Delta 6.6 7.6 7.5 1.0 0.9 Jim Hogg 5.1 4.9 5.0 0.2 0.1Denton 5.7 5.5 6.3 0.2 0.6 Jim Wells 4.5 4.7 5.0 0.2 0.5DeWitt 4.6 4.7 5.2 0.1 0.6 Johnson 6.1 6.0 7.0 0.1 0.9Dickens 9.1 9.0 10.4 0.1 1.3 Jones 6.0 5.9 6.7 0.1 0.7Dimmit 4.7 4.9 5.3 0.2 0.6 Karnes 6.5 6.4 7.0 0.1 0.5Unemployment Rates for Texas Counties
    • T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O NL A B O R M A R K E T A N D C A R E E R I N F O R M A T I O N D E P A R T M E N TT E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E W12A P R I L 2 0 1 3Estimates of the TWC are in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Estimates reflect actual (not seasonally adjusted) data. All estimates are subject to revision.CountyMar2013Feb2013Mar2012MonthlyChangeYear AgoChangeCountyMar2013Feb2013Mar2012MonthlyChangeYear AgoChangeKaufman 6.5 6.6 7.5 0.1 1.0 Real 6.5 7.0 7.7 0.5 1.2Kendall 5.4 5.3 5.7 0.1 0.3 Red River 10.4 10.2 10.6 0.2 0.2Kenedy 2.6 2.9 2.9 0.3 0.3 Reeves 9.1 9.2 9.5 0.1 0.4Kent 4.9 4.8 5.0 0.1 0.1 Refugio 4.3 4.5 4.7 0.2 0.4Kerr 5.3 5.4 5.6 0.1 0.3 Roberts 2.9 3.3 4.9 0.4 2.0Kimble 5.5 5.6 5.6 0.1 0.1 Robertson 6.8 7.3 8.0 0.5 1.2King 7.2 7.3 6.4 0.1 0.8 Rockwall 5.9 5.8 6.4 0.1 0.5Kinney 7.7 8.3 8.6 0.6 0.9 Runnels 5.6 5.8 6.4 0.2 0.8Kleberg 5.5 5.6 5.8 0.1 0.3 Rusk 6.0 6.0 6.2 0.0 0.2Knox 5.9 6.0 5.6 0.1 0.3 Sabine 15.0 15.9 15.4 0.9 0.4Lamar 8.2 8.6 9.5 0.4 1.3 San Augustine 10.5 10.4 10.9 0.1 0.4Lamb 7.2 7.2 13.2 0.0 6.0 San Jacinto 7.5 7.4 8.2 0.1 0.7Lampasas 6.8 7.0 7.0 0.2 0.2 San Patricio 7.3 7.4 7.8 0.1 0.5La Salle 3.6 3.9 4.7 0.3 1.1 San Saba 7.8 7.8 8.4 0.0 0.6Lavaca 4.3 4.3 4.6 0.0 0.3 Schleicher 3.5 3.6 4.4 0.1 0.9Lee 4.7 4.9 5.1 0.2 0.4 Scurry 3.9 4.1 4.5 0.2 0.6Leon 6.6 6.8 6.8 0.2 0.2 Shackelford 2.6 2.7 2.9 0.1 0.3Liberty 7.7 8.2 8.7 0.5 1.0 Shelby 6.3 6.7 6.3 0.4 0.0Limestone 5.4 5.7 6.2 0.3 0.8 Sherman 4.6 4.8 4.2 0.2 0.4Lipscomb 3.4 3.5 3.4 0.1 0.0 Smith 6.4 6.6 7.1 0.2 0.7Live Oak 3.9 4.0 4.5 0.1 0.6 Somervell 5.2 5.2 6.1 0.0 0.9Llano 6.3 6.5 6.7 0.2 0.4 Starr 15.8 16.4 15.8 0.6 0.0Loving 8.9 8.9 8.9 0.0 0.0 Stephens 5.1 5.4 5.7 0.3 0.6Lubbock 5.2 5.1 5.8 0.1 0.6 Sterling 3.4 3.5 3.1 0.1 0.3Lynn 6.6 6.5 7.7 0.1 1.1 Stonewall 4.3 4.0 3.9 0.3 0.4McCulloch 4.6 4.9 5.2 0.3 0.6 Sutton 3.4 3.4 3.2 0.0 0.2McLennan 6.0 6.1 6.7 0.1 0.7 Swisher 7.9 7.9 5.7 0.0 2.2McMullen 2.7 3.2 2.9 0.5 0.2 Tarrant 6.1 6.2 6.8 0.1 0.7Madison 6.7 6.8 6.8 0.1 0.1 Taylor 4.8 5.0 5.3 0.2 0.5Marion 7.4 7.8 8.4 0.4 1.0 Terrell 6.9 6.9 6.4 0.0 0.5Martin 3.9 3.8 4.2 0.1 0.3 Terry 6.4 6.5 7.0 0.1 0.6Mason 4.1 4.2 4.3 0.1 0.2 Throckmorton 4.5 4.9 4.5 0.4 0.0Matagorda 9.2 9.1 10.3 0.1 1.1 Titus 6.9 7.0 7.0 0.1 0.1Maverick 13.3 14.2 14.0 0.9 0.7 Tom Green 5.0 5.1 5.4 0.1 0.4Medina 5.8 6.3 6.5 0.5 0.7 Travis 5.2 5.3 5.9 0.1 0.7Menard 5.6 5.6 6.1 0.0 0.5 Trinity 7.4 7.4 8.1 0.0 0.7Midland 3.1 3.2 3.6 0.1 0.5 Tyler 9.8 10.0 9.7 0.2 0.1Milam 7.4 8.0 8.1 0.6 0.7 Upshur 5.6 5.9 5.8 0.3 0.2Mills 5.3 5.0 5.3 0.3 0.0 Upton 3.3 3.3 3.5 0.0 0.2Mitchell 6.2 6.4 6.8 0.2 0.6 Uvalde 7.7 7.8 8.7 0.1 1.0Montague 4.6 4.8 5.2 0.2 0.6 Val Verde 7.4 7.8 7.8 0.4 0.4Montgomery 5.4 5.5 6.1 0.1 0.7 Van Zandt 6.0 6.1 6.4 0.1 0.4Moore 4.0 4.1 4.1 0.1 0.1 Victoria 5.2 5.3 5.4 0.1 0.2Morris 8.9 9.1 9.7 0.2 0.8 Walker 6.2 6.3 6.7 0.1 0.5Motley 5.2 6.0 6.0 0.8 0.8 Waller 6.6 6.6 6.8 0.0 0.2Nacogdoches 6.1 6.1 6.1 0.0 0.0 Ward 4.3 4.3 4.6 0.0 0.3Navarro 7.9 8.0 8.4 0.1 0.5 Washington 5.0 4.9 5.2 0.1 0.2Newton 11.9 11.7 11.8 0.2 0.1 Webb 6.6 6.9 7.1 0.3 0.5Nolan 5.6 5.7 6.0 0.1 0.4 Wharton 6.1 6.3 7.1 0.2 1.0Nueces 5.6 5.7 6.4 0.1 0.8 Wheeler 3.7 4.0 3.3 0.3 0.4Ochiltree 3.2 3.4 3.3 0.2 0.1 Wichita 6.1 6.1 6.3 0.0 0.2Oldham 4.0 4.7 3.9 0.7 0.1 Wilbarger 4.3 4.6 4.6 0.3 0.3Orange 10.2 10.2 9.3 0.0 0.9 Willacy 14.1 14.6 14.6 0.5 0.5Palo Pinto 6.2 6.5 6.4 0.3 0.2 Williamson 5.3 5.5 6.0 0.2 0.7Panola 5.3 5.5 5.8 0.2 0.5 Wilson 5.7 5.6 5.8 0.1 0.1Parker 5.7 5.8 6.4 0.1 0.7 Winkler 4.1 4.4 4.6 0.3 0.5Parmer 4.7 4.9 4.6 0.2 0.1 Wise 6.3 5.9 7.0 0.4 0.7Pecos 4.5 4.4 4.8 0.1 0.3 Wood 6.9 7.1 7.4 0.2 0.5Polk 8.1 8.3 8.5 0.2 0.4 Yoakum 3.2 3.2 3.5 0.0 0.3Potter 5.4 5.3 5.8 0.1 0.4 Young 4.7 4.8 5.1 0.1 0.4Presidio 10.9 11.8 10.8 0.9 0.1 Zapata 6.2 6.4 6.7 0.2 0.5Rains 6.4 6.7 7.2 0.3 0.8 Zavala 13.4 13.9 14.5 0.5 1.1Randall 4.0 4.0 4.2 0.0 0.2Reagan 2.3 2.4 2.3 0.1 0.0Unemployment Rates for Texas Counties (continued)
    • 13T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E WA P R I L 2 0 1 3T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O NL A B O R M A R K E T A N D C A R E E R I N F O R M A T I O N D E P A R T M E N TEstimates of the TWC are in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Estimates reflect actual (not seasonally adjusted) data. All estimates are subject to revision.CityMar2013Feb2013Mar2012MonthlyChangeYear AgoChangeCityMar2013Feb2013Mar2012MonthlyChangeYear AgoChangeCityMar2013Feb2013Mar2012MonthlyChangeYear AgoChangeAbilene 5.0 5.1 5.5 0.1 0.5 Garland 6.5 6.7 7.0 0.2 0.5 Paris 9.6 10.1 10.5 0.5 0.9Allen 5.2 5.5 5.9 0.3 0.7 Georgetown 5.3 5.4 5.9 0.1 0.6 Pasadena 7.0 7.0 8.0 0.0 1.0Amarillo 4.6 4.6 4.9 0.0 0.3 Grand Prairie 6.1 6.4 7.0 0.3 0.9 Pearland 4.8 4.8 5.6 0.0 0.8Arlington 5.7 6.0 6.5 0.3 0.8 Grapevine 4.9 5.0 5.3 0.1 0.4 Pflugerville 4.7 4.5 5.4 0.2 0.7Austin 4.9 5.0 5.5 0.1 0.6 Greenville 6.1 6.6 7.9 0.5 1.8 Pharr 9.0 9.2 8.8 0.2 0.2Baytown 8.5 9.0 9.9 0.5 1.4 Haltom City 5.7 5.8 6.6 0.1 0.9 Plano 5.6 5.8 6.1 0.2 0.5Beaumont 8.9 9.1 9.2 0.2 0.3 Harker Heights 6.6 6.8 7.1 0.2 0.5 Port Arthur 14.2 14.9 15.7 0.7 1.5Bedford 5.3 5.5 6.2 0.2 0.9 Harlingen 8.4 8.8 9.3 0.4 0.9 Richardson 5.6 5.7 6.2 0.1 0.6Big Spring 6.1 6.2 6.5 0.1 0.4 Houston 6.2 6.4 7.1 0.2 0.9 Rockwall 5.6 5.3 5.6 0.3 0.0Brownsville 10.2 10.3 10.9 0.1 0.7 Huntsville 6.2 6.5 6.6 0.3 0.4 Rosenberg 6.3 6.3 6.0 0.0 0.3Bryan 5.2 5.3 5.7 0.1 0.5 Hurst 5.5 5.7 6.4 0.2 0.9 Round Rock 5.1 5.2 5.8 0.1 0.7Burleson 5.3 5.1 6.1 0.2 0.8 Irving 5.8 6.0 6.4 0.2 0.6 Rowlett 5.8 6.1 7.2 0.3 1.4Carrollton 5.6 5.7 6.4 0.1 0.8 Keller 5.4 5.5 5.7 0.1 0.3 San Angelo 4.9 5.1 5.4 0.2 0.5Cedar Hill 6.9 7.4 7.7 0.5 0.8 Killeen 7.3 7.6 8.3 0.3 1.0 San Antonio 5.8 6.0 6.6 0.2 0.8Cedar Park 4.9 5.3 5.6 0.4 0.7 Kingsville 5.2 5.2 5.6 0.0 0.4 San Benito 9.2 10.1 10.1 0.9 0.9Cleburne 6.0 6.3 6.6 0.3 0.6 Kyle 4.1 4.2 4.7 0.1 0.6 San Juan 10.0 10.7 11.8 0.7 1.8College Station 4.9 5.0 5.1 0.1 0.2 Lake Jackson 5.9 6.0 6.9 0.1 1.0 San Marcos 5.0 4.7 5.3 0.3 0.3Conroe 5.1 5.1 5.3 0.0 0.2 Lancaster 8.3 9.0 9.3 0.7 1.0 Schertz 5.5 5.3 5.0 0.2 0.5Coppell 5.6 5.8 6.1 0.2 0.5 La Porte 6.3 6.3 7.6 0.0 1.3 Seguin 6.3 6.7 6.1 0.4 0.2Copperas Cove 7.0 6.8 7.5 0.2 0.5 Laredo 6.3 6.5 6.8 0.2 0.5 Sherman 6.7 6.9 7.5 0.2 0.8Corpus Christi 5.4 5.5 6.1 0.1 0.7 League City 5.3 5.3 5.9 0.0 0.6 Socorro 10.0 10.7 11.0 0.7 1.0Corsicana 8.8 9.2 9.4 0.4 0.6 Leander 4.0 4.3 4.6 0.3 0.6 Southlake 5.0 5.2 5.8 0.2 0.8Dallas 6.7 6.9 7.7 0.2 1.0 Lewisville 5.5 5.1 6.3 0.4 0.8 Sugar Land 4.8 4.9 5.3 0.1 0.5Deer Park 5.6 5.9 6.6 0.3 1.0 Little Elm 4.0 3.8 4.8 0.2 0.8 Temple 5.6 5.5 5.8 0.1 0.2Del Rio 7.1 7.5 7.6 0.4 0.5 Longview 5.3 5.6 5.7 0.3 0.4 Texarkana 7.2 7.4 7.3 0.2 0.1Denton 5.0 5.0 5.4 0.0 0.4 Lubbock 5.2 5.0 5.7 0.2 0.5 Texas City 8.4 8.2 9.8 0.2 1.4DeSoto 7.1 7.1 7.6 0.0 0.5 Lufkin 6.3 6.4 6.9 0.1 0.6 The Colony 6.3 6.0 7.3 0.3 1.0Duncanville 6.8 6.8 8.3 0.0 1.5 McAllen 7.2 7.3 7.3 0.1 0.1 Tyler 6.4 6.6 7.0 0.2 0.6Eagle Pass 14.7 15.4 15.6 0.7 0.9 McKinney 6.2 5.8 7.1 0.4 0.9 University Park 5.3 5.6 5.5 0.3 0.2Edinburg 7.3 7.4 7.8 0.1 0.5 Mansfield 5.2 5.4 5.8 0.2 0.6 Victoria 5.2 5.3 5.4 0.1 0.2El Paso 8.1 8.3 8.8 0.2 0.7 Mesquite 6.4 6.7 7.1 0.3 0.7 Waco 6.7 6.6 7.5 0.1 0.8Euless 5.7 5.6 6.4 0.1 0.7 Midland 3.1 3.2 3.6 0.1 0.5 Waxahachie 5.7 6.0 6.6 0.3 0.9Farmers Branch 5.8 6.1 7.0 0.3 1.2 Mission 8.3 8.5 8.9 0.2 0.6 Weatherford 5.4 5.8 6.4 0.4 1.0Flower Mound 5.3 5.2 5.8 0.1 0.5 Missouri City 5.5 5.8 6.9 0.3 1.4 Weslaco 11.2 10.8 10.4 0.4 0.8Fort Worth 6.3 6.3 7.0 0.0 0.7 Nacogdoches 6.2 6.3 6.3 0.1 0.1 Wichita Falls 6.4 6.3 6.6 0.1 0.2Friendswood 5.3 5.4 6.2 0.1 0.9 New Braunfels 7.0 5.5 5.4 1.5 1.6 Wylie 5.3 5.4 6.0 0.1 0.7Frisco 4.7 4.8 5.4 0.1 0.7 North Richland Hills 5.6 5.8 6.2 0.2 0.6Galveston 7.1 7.2 8.1 0.1 1.0 Odessa 3.7 3.8 4.3 0.1 0.6Unemployment Rates for Texas CitiesWDAMar2013Feb2013Mar2012MonthlyChangeYear AgoChangeWDAMar2013Feb2013Mar2012MonthlyChangeYear AgoChangeAlamo 6.0 6.1 6.6 0.1 0.6 Middle Rio Grande 9.1 9.7 9.9 0.6 0.8Brazos Valley 5.3 5.4 5.7 0.1 0.4 North Central Texas 5.8 5.8 6.5 0.0 0.7Cameron County 10.1 10.4 10.6 0.3 0.5 North East Texas 7.4 7.5 7.8 0.1 0.4Capital Area 5.2 5.3 5.9 0.1 0.7 North Texas 5.5 5.5 5.7 0.0 0.2Central Texas 6.9 7.1 7.5 0.2 0.6 Panhandle 4.6 4.6 4.8 0.0 0.2Coastal Bend 5.7 5.8 6.4 0.1 0.7 Permian Basin 3.8 3.9 4.4 0.1 0.6Concho Valley 4.7 4.8 5.1 0.1 0.4 Rural Capital 5.4 5.5 6.1 0.1 0.7Dallas 6.6 6.9 7.5 0.3 0.9 South East Texas 9.7 9.9 9.7 0.2 0.0Deep East Texas 7.7 7.8 8.0 0.1 0.3 South Plains 5.9 5.8 6.2 0.1 0.3East Texas 6.3 6.5 6.7 0.2 0.4 South Texas 6.6 6.8 7.1 0.2 0.5Golden Crescent 5.0 5.1 5.5 0.1 0.5 Tarrant County 6.1 6.2 6.8 0.1 0.7Gulf Coast 6.1 6.3 7.0 0.2 0.9 Texoma 6.5 6.7 7.0 0.2 0.5Heart Of Texas 6.1 6.2 6.8 0.1 0.7 Upper Rio Grande 8.8 9.0 9.4 0.2 0.6Lower Rio Grande Valley 11.1 11.5 11.4 0.4 0.3 West Central Texas 5.1 5.3 5.6 0.2 0.5Unemployment Rates for Texas WDAs
    • T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O NL A B O R M A R K E T A N D C A R E E R I N F O R M A T I O N D E P A R T M E N TT E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E W14A P R I L 2 0 1 3SanAugustineNewtonSabineShelbyJasperTylerMorrisCassMarionTitusBowieUpshurRed RiverCampSmithPanolaRuskHarrisonCherokeeGreggTrinityAngelinaNacog-dochesPolkHoustonDeltaWoodHopkinsRainsFranklinLamarFanninRockwallHuntNavarroFreestoneAndersonHendersonKaufmanVanZandtMontagueWise Denton CollinCookeGraysonLime-stoneHillMcLennanBosqueSomervellParkerEllisJohnsonTarrant DallasComancheCoryellBurnetLampasasHamiltonErath HoodMillsChambersHardinOrangeJeffersonMontgomery LibertyHarrisSanJacintoWallerGrimesWalkerBrazoriaGalvestonMatagordaWhartonFort BendBrazosLeonMadisonBurlesonRobertsonWashingtonColoradoAustinGoliadVictoriaRefugioCalhounJacksonWilliamsonBellMilamFallsLeeTravisHaysGuadalupeFayetteBastropGonzalesCaldwellLavacaWilsonDeWittJimWellsKlebergNuecesSanPatricio AransasBrooksLiveOakDuvalHidalgoCameronWillacyKenedyZapata JimHoggStarrKendallComalBlancoGillespieMedinaBexarBanderaLaSalleKarnesBeeAtascosaFrioMcMullenWebbZavalaDimmitUvaldeKerrEdwardsKinneyRealMaverickKimbleWichitaYoungJackWilbargerArcherBaylorClayThrock-mortonJones PaloPintoStephensEastlandShackel-fordTaylorColemanMcCullochCallahanBrownSanSabaMason LlanoKingCottleFoardHardemanKnoxStonewall HaskellHemphillOchiltree LipscombRobertsGraySuttonConchoSchleicher MenardTom GreenCoke RunnelsHallCollings-worthChildressWheelerDonleyBriscoeFisherScurryMitchellBordenHoward NolanCrosbyFloyd MotleyDickensGarza KentSherman HansfordHutchinsonCarsonMoorePotterGlasscockUptonMidlandReaganIrionSterlingCrockettTerrellVal VerdeCastroArmstrongSwisherRandallParmerHockley LubbockHaleLynnBailey LambTerryCochranYoakumAndrewsDawsonMartinGainesHartleyDallamOldhamDeaf SmithLovingCraneWinklerEctorWardPecosBrewsterPresidioReevesJeff DavisCulbersonEl PasoHudspethUnemployment RatesTexas: 6.3%*0.0% to 5.2% (6)5.3% to 5.9% (6)6.0% to 6.4% (5)6.5% to 7.9% (6)8.0% and over (5)Unemployment Rates by WDAMarch 2013Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Program *Not Seasonally AdjustedPrepared by the Labor Market and Career Information Department, TWC (4/19/2013)12 345 67258910111227 2021 221928141526131617182324Alamo-20Brazos Valley-16Cameron County-24Capital Area-14Central Texas-26Coastal Bend-22Concho Valley-12Dallas-6Deep East Texas-17East Texas-8Golden Crescent-19Gulf Coast-28Heart Of Texas-13Lower Rio Grande Valley-23Middle Rio Grande-27North Central Texas-4North East Texas-7North Texas-3Panhandle-1Permian Basin-11Rural Capital-15South East Texas-18South Plains-2South Texas-21Tarrant County-5Texoma-25Upper Rio Grande-10West Central Texas-9
    • 15T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E WA P R I L 2 0 1 3T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O NL A B O R M A R K E T A N D C A R E E R I N F O R M A T I O N D E P A R T M E N TGLOSSARY OF LABOR MARKET TERMSActual or Not SeasonallyAdjusted - This term is used to describe data seriesnot subject to the seasonal adjustment process. In other words, the effects ofregular, or seasonal, patterns have not been removed from these series.Civilian Labor Force (CLF) - Is that portion of the population age 16 andolder who are employed or unemployed. To be considered unemployed,a person has to be not working but willing and able to work and activelyseeking work.Consumer Price Index (CPI) - Is a measure of the average change overtime in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumergoods and services. The CPI provides a way for consumers to compare whatthe market basket of goods and services costs this month with what the samemarket basket cost a month or a year ago.Current Employment Statistics (CES) - A monthly survey of nonfarmbusiness establishments used to collect wage and salary employment,workers hours, and payroll, by industry and area. It is sometimes known asNonagricultural Employment.Employed (Emp) - Persons 16 years and over in the civilian noninstitutionalpopulation who, during the reference week, (a) did any work at all (at least1 hour) as paid employees, worked in their own business, profession, or ontheir own farm, or worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in an enterpriseoperated by a member of the family, and (b) all those who were not workingbut who had jobs or businesses from which they were temporarily absentbecause of vacation, illness, bad weather, childcare problems, maternityor paternity leave, labor-management dispute, job training, or other familyor personal reasons, whether or not they were paid for the time off or wereseeking other jobs. Each employed person is counted only once, even if heor she holds more than one job.Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) - The Federal/Statecooperative program which produces employment and unemploymentestimates for states and local areas. These estimates are developed by StateEmployment SecurityAgencies in accordance with Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS) definitions and procedures. Data is used for planning and budgetarypurposes as an indication of need for employment and training servicesprograms. Estimates are also used to allocate Federal funds.Metropolitan Division (MD) -AMetropolitan StatisticalArea which containsa single core with a population of 2.5 million or more may be subdividedinto smaller groupings of counties referred to as Metropolitan Divisions.Titles of Metropolitan Divisions are typically based on principal city names.Texas has two Metropolitan Divisions, the Dallas-Plano-Irving MD and theFort Worth-Arlington MD, which combine to form the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSA.Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) - A geographic area that contains atleast one urbanized area of 50,000 or more population plus adjacent territorythat has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core urbanarea. An MSA in Texas is made up of one or more counties. The U.S. Officeof Management and Budget defines metropolitan areas according to publishedstandards that are applied to Census Bureau data. Texas has 25 MSAs andtwo Metropolitan Divisions (MD).Seasonally Adjusted (SA) - Seasonal adjustment removes the effects ofevents that follow a more or less regular pattern each year. These adjustmentsmake it easier to observe the cyclical and other non-seasonal movements ina data series.Unemployed (Unemp) - Persons 16 years and over who had no employmentduring the reference week, were available for work, except for temporaryillness, and had made specific efforts to find employment sometime duringthe 4-week period ending with the reference week. Persons who were waitingto be recalled to a job from which they had been laid off need not have beenlooking for work to be classified as unemployed.HAPPENINGS AROUND THE STATEOil Field Company Adds JobsWICHITA FALLS, TX (Wichita Falls Times Record News--AlyssaJohnston)—The Wichita Falls City Council unanimously approved a three-year incentives package for ULM Oil Field Services, which has already startedhauling oil-field related elements in North Texas and Southern Oklahomathrough its regional office based in Wichita Falls. The company plans tobring 372 jobs to the area, and expects to fill the jobs in three years.Ted Baker, operations manager, said that trucks already are operating out ofWichita Falls. “We’re under contract to purchase the Penske building…thatwill close next month sometime. We have approximately 15 trucks on theground currently. They hauled 33 loads yesterday, so we’re getting up andrunning. We’re very excited,” Baker said. Wichita Falls was chosen out offive cities in three states for this operation.TopGolf Brings Jobs to AustinAUSTIN, TX (Austin Business Journal--Colin Pope)—TopGolf plans to hire325 people to staff its $15-million entertainment complex next toThe Domainin NorthAustin. Applicants were invited to an all-day audition before judgessimilar to the television show X Factor, according to the company. Thosewho are hired go through a six-week training program so they’ll be able tokeep a 65,000-square-foot facility humming. Company officials boast of soonhaving the market’s largest sports bar. About 1,000 people “auditioned” towork at the TopGolf in Houston, said TopGolf Recruiter Nancy Haller.Plant Planned for BaytownBAYTOWN, TX (Houston Business Journal--Molly Ryan)—BorusanMannesmann, a Turkish steel pipe manufacturer, revealed that it is buildingits first U.S. facility in Baytown. The company is expected to spend $148million on the Baytown plant, which is expected to create 250 local jobswhen it opens in 2014. The State provided $1.6 million through the TexasEnterprise Fund to close the deal on this project.In answering why Borusan chose the Houston area for its first U.S. plant,Borusan Mannesman Pipe U.S. CEO Buddy Brewer said, “Houston is thehub of the pipe business in the U.S. From Houston, we have access to allof the major oilfields and all of the shale plays. We have easy access toplentiful natural gas, reasonable electricity, and rail and barge service. Itis the ideal location.” Concerning the competitive landscape in Houston,Brewer added, “There is certainly a very high level of competition, but weset out to differentiate ourselves with our technology, flexibility, knowledge,and the experience of our team.”Safeguard Locates 200 Jobs in RichardsonDALLAS, TX (Dallas Business Journal)—Safeguard Properties Inc., acompany that manages foreclosed homes for mortgage service companies,has made its foray into North Texas, opening a Richardson office with 200employees. The Ohio-based company works with local loan servicingcompanies to national publicly traded mortgage servicing corporations. Thisis the company’s first expansion into Dallas, which is a major hub for themortgage servicing industry. Richardson was selected for the company’soffice because of the city’s proximity to Safeguard’s clients, said CEO AlanJaffa.
    • 16T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O NL A B O R M A R K E T A N D C A R E E R I N F O R M A T I O N D E P A R T M E N TThe Texas Labor Market Review (TLMR) is published monthly bythe Labor Market & Career Information Department of the TexasWorkforce Commission. Material in the TLMR is not copyrightedand may be reproduced. The TWC would appreciate credit forthe material used and a copy of the reprint. 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Auxiliary aidsand services are available, on request, to individuals withdisabilities.Contact Relay Texas @ 7-1-1Please recycleTexas Labor Market ReviewLabor Market & Career InformationINDICATORSMAR 2013 6.3% MAR 2013 6.4%FEB 2013 6.4% FEB 2013 6.4%MAR 2012 7.0% MAR 2012 7.0%MAR 2013 7.6% MAR 2013 7.6%FEB 2013 8.1% FEB 2013 7.7%MAR 2012 8.4% MAR 2012 8.2%MAR 2013 11,096,600 MAR 2013 11,114,000FEB 2013 11,042,600 FEB 2013 11,118,100MAR 2012 10,774,000 MAR 2012 10,784,500OTM Change 54,000 OTM Change 4,100OTY Change 322,600 OTY Change 329,500MAR 2013 73,668 MAR 2013 716,630FEB 2013 69,615 FEB 2013 667,025MAR 2012 74,343 MAR 2012 678,840Annual ChangeU.S. MAR 2013 1.5% MAR 2013 275,800Dallas Fort Worth MAR 2013 1.8% FEB 2013 274,900Houston Galveston FEB 2013 1.6% MAR 2012 257,600OTM Change 900OTY Change 18,200MAR 2013 $ 93.05 OTM Change $ 2.27FEB 2013 $ 95.32 OTY Change $ 13.14MAR 2012 $ 106.19Consumer Price Index (CPI) Personnel SupplyWest Texas Intermediate Crude Oil ($/barrel)Texas Nonagricultural Wage & Salary EmploymentNot Seasonally Adjusted Seasonally AdjustedUnemployment Insurance Claims FiledInitial Claims Continued ClaimsTexas Unemployment RateActual (Not Seasonally Adjusted) Seasonally AdjustedU.S. Unemployment RateActual (Not Seasonally Adjusted) Seasonally AdjustedNewtonSabineJasperTylerOrangeShelbySanAugustinePanolaRuskHarrisonAngelinaNacog-dochesPolkCassMorrisMarionUpshurCampTitusBowieRed RiverCherokeeSmith GreggSanJacintoWalkerHoustonTrinityFranklinWoodHopkinsRainsDeltaLamarVanZandtAndersonHendersonFreestoneLeonMadisonFanninRockwallHuntHardinJeffersonLibertyGalvestonChambersHarrisWallerMontgomeryAustinFort BendMatagordaBrazoriaWhartonColoradoLavacaJacksonRefugioCalhounVictoriaAransasFayetteLeeBastropGonzalesDeWittGoliadKenedyKlebergNuecesSanPatricioCaldwellGuadalupeHaysTravisKarnesWilsonBeeHidalgoCameronWillacyDuvalJimWellsLiveOakKendallComalBexarBrooksJimHoggStarrLaSalleAtascosaFrioMcMullenMedinaBanderaZapataWebbKerrEdwardsKinney UvaldeRealZavalaMaverickDimmitWashingtonGrimesBurlesonBrazosNavarroKaufmanLime-stoneRobertsonCollinDentonGraysonDallasTarrantJohnsonHillEllisMcLennanMilamFallsWilliamsonBellMontagueWiseCookeJackSomervellBosqueHoodParkerHamiltonCoryellComancheBurnetLampasasBlancoSanSabaLlanoBrownErathMillsPaloPintoStephensEastlandGillespieMcCullochMasonCallahanColemanShackel-fordJonesTaylorRunnelsConchoStonewall HaskellFisherKimbleSchleicherSuttonMenardNolanScurryMitchellTom GreenCokeIrionSterlingBordenHowardGlasscockUptonMidlandReaganCrockettTerrellVal VerdeMartinDawsonYoungWichitaArcherClayWilbargerBaylorThrock-mortonChildressCottleHardemanCollings-worthKingFoardKnoxWheelerHemphillGrayLipscombOchiltreeRobertsGarzaCrosby DickensKentFloyd MotleyDonleyHallArmstrongBriscoeSwisherHansfordHutchinsonCarsonMooreShermanPotterHaleDeaf Smith RandallCastroParmerLubbockLynnTerryLambHockleyBaileyCochranHartleyOldhamDallamAndrewsGainesYoakumEctorLoving WinklerCraneWardPecosBrewsterReevesJeff DavisPresidioCulbersonEl PasoHudspethCounty UR Changes 09-12Texas:-0.7%*-5.5 to -3.9 chg (13)-3.9 to -2.3 chg (18)-2.3 to -0.7 chg (98)-0.7 to 0.0 chg (73)0 and above chg (52)Annual Unemployment RatePercentage Point Changesby County Level 2009-2012Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Program *Not Seasonally AdjustedPrepared by the Labor Market and Career Information Department, TWC (4/19/2013)Annual unemployment rates from 2009 to 2012 declinedin 202 out of the 254 counties in Texas. The most recenteconomic downturn occurred in 2009. The counties thatdecreased the most in unemployment rates were largelylocated around the west Texas Permian Region and in someareas in south Texas.Morris County, located in far northeast Texas, had thelargest drop of all counties in annual unemployment ratesfrom 2009 to 2012 with -5.5 percentage points. Thiswas followed up by La Salle County, located in southTexas, which dropped -4.9 percentage points. Its westernneighbor, Dimmit County, came in third and fell -4.8percentage points to a 2012 annual unemployment rate of5.1 percent. Winkler and Ward Counties had the largestdrops in annual unemployment rates for the PermianRegion, with Winkler declining -4.6 percentage points andWard County dropping -4.2 percentage points. Overall,the state of Texas dropped 0.7 percentage points from2009 to 2012.