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  1. 1. A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 T E X A S A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E W IN THIS ISSUE Texas Nonagricultural Wage & Salary Employment (Seasonally Adjusted) . . . . . . . . . . 1 Texas & U.S. Unemployment Rates . . . . . . . . . 2 Texas Nonagricultural Wage & Salary Employment (Not Seasonally Adjusted) . . . . . . 3 MSA Nonagricultural Wage & Salary Employment (Not Seasonally Adjusted) . . . . . . 5 Highlights of the Texas Labor Force . . . . . . . . . 10 County Unemployment Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 City & WDA Unemployment Rates . . . . . . . . . 13 Glossary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Happenings Around the State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Texas Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Seasonally Adjusted) Education and Health Services employment experienced its eighth consecutive monthly increase in July as the major industry expanded by an estimated 5,000 jobs over the month. Health Care and Social Assistance accounted for the bulk of that growth with the addition of 3,900 jobs over the month, while employment in Educational Services grew by 1,100 positions. The annual growth rate in Education and Health Services climbed 0.2 percentage points in July to reach 3.4 percent, extending a string of annual growth rates at or above 3.0 percent in the industry to three straight months. Employment in Leisure and Hospitality surged by 5,000 positions in July, a marked improvement from the revised drop of 1,700 jobs recorded in the major industry in June. The Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation subsector added 4,600 jobs over the month, whileAccommodations and Food Services employment edged up by 400 jobs. The annual growth rate for Leisure and Hospitality employment was nearly unchanged in July at 4.3 percent, which marked an increase of 48,900 positions over the year. Trade, Transportation, and Utilities employment expanded for a 16th consecutive month with the addition of 4,400 jobs in July. A gain of 6,400 positions in RetailTrade offset losses inWholesaleTrade andTransportation, Warehousing, and Utilities. Trade, Transportation, and Utilities added 28,400 jobs over the past three months, far outpacing the 16,200 jobs gained in 2013 over the same time frame. The industry grew by 92,500 jobs over the year, resulting in a 4.1 percent annual growth rate. Government employment expanded by an estimated 4,200 positions in July on the heels of a revised gain of 14,100 jobs in June. The combined gain of 23,300 positions in this major industry over the last three months outpaced the 16,700 jobs gained over the same time period a year ago. Local Government accounted for 6,700 jobs added over the month, while Federal Government contracted by 1,100 positions and State Government shed 1,400 jobs over the month. The annual growth rate in Government fell to 1.8 percent in July, but was up 0.6 percentage points from its level of 1.2 percent a year ago. Construction employment expanded by an estimated 4,000 positions in July on the heels of a revised drop of 2,300 jobs in June. The industry has added 13,100 jobs so far in 2014, striking a pace slightly behind 2013’s gain of 14,800 jobs over the same time frame. The industry added 23,600 positions over the year as its annual growth rate improved to 3.8 percent in July. Employment in Financial Activities climbed by an estimated 3,600 jobs in July after having risen by 4,800 positions in June. This brought the expansion in Financial Activities over the last three months combined to a total of 12,300 jobs. Employment gains were seen throughout this major industry as Finance and Insurance employment recorded a bump of 1,500 jobs over the month, while employment in Real Estate, Rental, and Leasing climbed by 2,100 jobs in July. The annual growth rate for employment in Financial Activities inched up to 3.3 percent, representing the addition of 22,400 jobs over the year. T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O N L 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 Total Nonagricultural Employment in Texas increased by an estimated 46,600 jobs in July, a mark that improved on a revised gain of 30,300 jobs in June and extended the streak of consecutive monthly growth in the series to 46 months. All of the 11 major industries showed employment increases over the month, led by the gain of 10,600 jobs in Professional and Business Services. Total Nonagricultural Employment ended July at an estimated level of 11,607,800 jobs, an increase of 396,200 jobs over the year. The annual growth rate for the employment series ticked up one-tenth of one percent to 3.5 percent in July. The annual growth rate for Total Nonagricultural Employment has been positive for 51 consecutive months and has been at or above 2.8 percent for all of 2014. Professional and Business Services employment expanded for a seventh consecutive month with the addition of 10,600 jobs in July. The monthly gain was primarily driven by the addition of 8,400 jobs in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services. Professional and Business Services employment has added 52,100 positions so far in 2014, marking the industry’s strongest year-to-date employment growth in series history. The industry added 72,300 jobs over the year as its annual growth rate increased to 5.0 percent. Other Services employment rebounded from a revised decrease of 3,900 positions in June with a jump of 5,400 jobs in July, the largest over-the-month increase in the history of the series. However, total employment growth over the last three months stood at 2,000 jobs, a figure that trailed growth of 4,100 and 4,300 positions over the same time periods in 2013 and 2012, respectively. The annual growth rate for Other Services employment climbed by 1.2 percentage points to a rate of 1.9 percent in July but has trended downward since it reached 3.0 percent in February of this year. 0.0% 0.5% 1.0% 1.5% 2.0% 2.5% 3.0% 3.5% 4.0% 1.38 1.40 1.42 1.44 1.46 1.48 1.50 1.52 1.54 Jul '12 Nov '12 Mar '13 Jul '13 Nov '13 Mar '14 Jul '14 Education and Health Services Employment Level and Annual Growth Rate (Seasonally Adjusted, in Millions of Jobs) Employment Annual Growth Rate
  2. 2. T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O N L 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 T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E W 2 A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 Note: 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 disseminated in 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% Jan95 Jan96 Jan97 Jan98 Jan99 Jan00 Jan01 Jan02 Jan03 Jan04 Jan05 Jan06 Jan07 Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 OvertheYearPercentChange Total Nonagricultural Jobs vs. Civilian Labor Force (Seasonally Adjusted) Nonagricultural Jobs Civilian Labor Force 0.0% 2.0% 4.0% 6.0% 8.0% 10.0% 12.0% Jan95 Jan96 Jan97 Jan98 Jan99 Jan00 Jan01 Jan02 Jan03 Jan04 Jan05 Jan06 Jan07 Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Texas and U.S. Unemployment Rates (Seasonally Adjusted) Texas U.S. TEXAS AND U.S. CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES TEXAS* UNITED STATES** Not Seasonally Adjusted CLF Employment Unemp. Rate CLF Employment Unemp. Rate July 2014 13,079,600 12,349,700 729,900 5.6 157,573,000 147,265,000 10,307,000 6.5 June 2014 13,031,900 12,321,200 710,700 5.5 156,997,000 147,104,000 9,893,000 6.3 July 2013 12,905,000 12,039,200 865,800 6.7 157,196,000 145,113,000 12,083,000 7.7 Seasonally Adjusted CLF Employment Unemp. Rate CLF Employment Unemp. Rate July 2014 12,979,500 12,313,300 666,200 5.1 156,023,000 146,352,000 9,671,000 6.2 June 2014 12,985,600 12,329,600 656,000 5.1 155,694,000 146,221,000 9,474,000 6.1 July 2013 12,826,300 12,003,100 823,200 6.4 155,693,000 144,285,000 11,408,000 7.3 INDUSTRY TITLE Jul 2014* Jun 2014 Jul 2013 Absolute Percent Absolute Percent Change Change Change Change Total Nonagricultural 11,607,800 11,561,200 11,211,600 46,600 0.4 396,200 3.5 Total Private 9,754,600 9,712,200 9,391,000 42,400 0.4 363,600 3.9 Goods Producing 1,838,900 1,832,500 1,776,100 6,400 0.3 62,800 3.5 Mining and Logging 315,100 313,600 292,200 1,500 0.5 22,900 7.8 Construction 637,800 633,800 614,200 4,000 0.6 23,600 3.8 Manufacturing 886,000 885,100 869,700 900 0.1 16,300 1.9 Service Providing 9,768,900 9,728,700 9,435,500 40,200 0.4 333,400 3.5 Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 2,337,600 2,333,200 2,245,100 4,400 0.2 92,500 4.1 Information 208,500 206,500 201,500 2,000 1.0 7,000 3.5 Financial Activities 708,300 704,700 685,900 3,600 0.5 22,400 3.3 Professional and Business Services 1,531,900 1,521,300 1,459,600 10,600 0.7 72,300 5.0 Education and Health Services 1,533,600 1,528,600 1,483,400 5,000 0.3 50,200 3.4 Leisure and Hospitality 1,191,500 1,186,500 1,142,600 5,000 0.4 48,900 4.3 Other Services 404,300 398,900 396,800 5,400 1.4 7,500 1.9 Government 1,853,200 1,849,000 1,820,600 4,200 0.2 32,600 1.8 TEXAS NONAGRICULTURAL WAGE AND SALARY EMPLOYMENT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED Jun '14 to Jul '14 Jul '13 to Jul '14
  3. 3. 3 T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E W T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O N L 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 A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 *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 produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor are disseminated in cooperation with the TWC. Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 Change % Change Change % Change TOTAL NONFARM 11,568,300 11,605,300 11,159,600 37,000 0.3% 408,700 3.7% TOTAL PRIVATE 9,787,000 9,768,700 9,411,400 18,300 0.2% 375,600 4.0% GOODS PRODUCING 1,852,900 1,846,700 1,783,500 6,200 0.3% 69,400 3.9% Mining and Logging (NAICS 21, 1133) 317,400 314,500 294,100 2,900 0.9% 23,300 7.9% Oil and Gas Extraction (NAICS 211) 115,300 114,300 105,900 1,000 0.9% 9,400 8.9% Support Activities for Mining (NAICS 213) 187,400 185,500 176,700 1,900 1.0% 10,700 6.1% Construction (NAICS 23) 645,500 643,500 616,700 2,000 0.3% 28,800 4.7% Construction of Buildings (NAICS 236) 149,600 146,400 134,100 3,200 2.2% 15,500 11.6% Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction (NAICS 237) 133,600 133,400 128,200 200 0.1% 5,400 4.2% Specialty Trade Contractors (NAICS 238) 362,300 363,700 354,400 1,400 0.4% 7,900 2.2% Manufacturing (NAICS 31 33) 890,000 888,700 872,700 1,300 0.1% 17,300 2.0% Durable Goods 588,400 587,200 578,400 1,200 0.2% 10,000 1.7% Wood Product Manufacturing (NAICS 321) 22,000 21,700 20,300 300 1.4% 1,700 8.4% Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing (NAICS 327) 35,700 35,600 34,000 100 0.3% 1,700 5.0% Primary Metal Manufacturing (NAICS 331) 23,000 23,000 23,100 0 0.0% 100 0.4% Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (NAICS 332) 137,800 137,500 136,200 300 0.2% 1,600 1.2% Machinery Manufacturing (NAICS 333) 111,600 110,800 107,300 800 0.7% 4,300 4.0% Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing (NAICS 334) 95,900 96,000 96,500 100 0.1% 600 0.6% Electric Equipment, Appliance, and Component Mfg (NAICS 335) 19,600 19,600 19,300 0 0.0% 300 1.6% Transportation Equipment Manufacturing (NAICS 336) 89,700 89,700 89,400 0 0.0% 300 0.3% Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (NAICS 337) 23,000 22,900 22,500 100 0.4% 500 2.2% Miscellaneous Manufacturing (NAICS 339) 30,100 30,400 29,800 300 1.0% 300 1.0% Nondurable Goods 301,600 301,500 294,300 100 0.0% 7,300 2.5% Food Manufacturing (NAICS 311) 81,100 81,400 82,100 300 0.4% 1,000 1.2% Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing (NAICS 312) 12,800 12,700 12,500 100 0.8% 300 2.4% Paper Manufacturing (NAICS 322) 16,700 16,700 16,900 0 0.0% 200 1.2% Printing and Related Support Manufacturing (NAICS 323) 25,300 25,400 25,700 100 0.4% 400 1.6% Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing (NAICS 324) 26,000 26,000 25,300 0 0.0% 700 2.8% Chemical Manufacturing (NAICS 325) 77,900 77,800 75,400 100 0.1% 2,500 3.3% Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing (NAICS 326) 39,500 39,400 38,400 100 0.3% 1,100 2.9% Texas Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Not Seasonally Adjusted) Jun '14 to Jul '14 Jul '13 to Jul '14 6.0% 4.0% 2.0% 0.0% 2.0% 4.0% 6.0% Jan94 Jan95 Jan96 Jan97 Jan98 Jan99 Jan00 Jan01 Jan02 Jan03 Jan04 Jan05 Jan06 Jan07 Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Annual Growth Rate 60,000 50,000 40,000 30,000 20,000 10,000 0 10,000 20,000 Statewide Over the Month Change (Not Seasonally Adjusted) June 2014 to July 2014 Mining and Logging Construction Manufacturing Wholesale Trade Retail Trade Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities Information Financial Activities Professional and Business Services Education and Health Services Leisure and Hospitality Other Services Government
  4. 4. T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O N L 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 T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E W 4 A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 *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 produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor are disseminated in cooperation with the TWC. Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 Change % Change Change % Change SERVICE PROVIDING 9,715,400 9,758,600 9,376,100 43,200 0.4% 339,300 3.6% Private Service Providing 7,934,100 7,922,000 7,627,900 12,100 0.2% 306,200 4.0% Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (NAICS 42,44,45,48,49,22) 2,335,000 2,330,300 2,239,500 4,700 0.2% 95,500 4.3% Wholesale Trade (NAICS 42) 586,900 587,000 561,100 100 0.0% 25,800 4.6% Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (NAICS 423) 331,200 334,100 319,800 2,900 0.9% 11,400 3.6% Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (NAICS 424) 179,200 176,300 167,100 2,900 1.6% 12,100 7.2% Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (NAICS 425) 76,500 76,600 74,200 100 0.1% 2,300 3.1% Retail Trade (NAICS 44 45) 1,254,500 1,248,500 1,214,700 6,000 0.5% 39,800 3.3% Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers (NAICS 441) 175,700 174,100 164,100 1,600 0.9% 11,600 7.1% Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores (NAICS 442) 38,700 38,700 37,700 0 0.0% 1,000 2.7% Electronics and Appliance Stores (NAICS 443) 39,000 38,300 38,200 700 1.8% 800 2.1% Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies (NAICS 444) 100,800 101,300 96,300 500 0.5% 4,500 4.7% Food and Beverage Stores (NAICS 445) 226,000 226,400 219,700 400 0.2% 6,300 2.9% Health and Personal Care Stores (NAICS 446) 72,900 73,000 70,300 100 0.1% 2,600 3.7% Gasoline Stations (NAICS 447) 81,800 82,100 78,500 300 0.4% 3,300 4.2% Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores (NAICS 448) 119,600 116,500 118,600 3,100 2.7% 1,000 0.8% Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores (NAICS 451) 40,900 41,100 39,400 200 0.5% 1,500 3.8% General Merchandise Stores (NAICS 452) 276,900 274,500 272,200 2,400 0.9% 4,700 1.7% Miscellaneous Store Retailers (NAICS 453) 62,400 62,400 60,500 0 0.0% 1,900 3.1% Nonstore Retailers (NAICS 454) 19,800 20,100 19,200 300 1.5% 600 3.1% Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities (NAICS 48 49,22) 493,600 494,800 463,700 1,200 0.2% 29,900 6.4% Transportation and Warehousing (NAICS 48,49) 443,000 444,900 414,800 1,900 0.4% 28,200 6.8% Air Transportation (NAICS 481) 61,400 61,800 60,700 400 0.6% 700 1.2% Truck Transportation (NAICS 484) 137,200 137,800 134,000 600 0.4% 3,200 2.4% Pipeline Transportation (NAICS 486) 16,700 16,600 15,900 100 0.6% 800 5.0% Support Activities for Transportation (NAICS 488) 79,300 78,900 74,900 400 0.5% 4,400 5.9% Couriers and Messengers (NAICS 492) 38,600 38,800 35,700 200 0.5% 2,900 8.1% Warehousing and Storage (NAICS 493) 50,900 50,900 49,000 0 0.0% 1,900 3.9% Utilities (NAICS 22) 50,600 49,900 48,900 700 1.4% 1,700 3.5% Information (NAICS 51) 208,500 207,700 202,800 800 0.4% 5,700 2.8% Publishing Industries (Except Internet) (NAICS 511) 39,700 39,800 39,600 100 0.3% 100 0.3% Telecommunications (NAICS 517) 87,800 87,400 87,300 400 0.5% 500 0.6% Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services (NAICS 518) 30,100 30,000 29,500 100 0.3% 600 2.0% Financial Activities (NAICS 52,53) 710,400 706,700 688,500 3,700 0.5% 21,900 3.2% Finance and Insurance (NAICS 52) 512,900 509,900 498,600 3,000 0.6% 14,300 2.9% Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (NAICS 522) 262,400 260,800 259,400 1,600 0.6% 3,000 1.2% Securities, Commodities Contracts, and Other Financial (NAICS 523) 63,800 62,400 59,900 1,400 2.2% 3,900 6.5% Insurance Carriers and Related Activities (NAICS 524) 181,300 181,800 177,700 500 0.3% 3,600 2.0% Real Estate and Rental and Leasing (NAICS 53) 197,500 196,800 189,900 700 0.4% 7,600 4.0% Real Estate (NAICS 531) 132,200 132,500 128,600 300 0.2% 3,600 2.8% Rental and Leasing Services (NAICS 532) 61,600 61,700 58,900 100 0.2% 2,700 4.6% Professional and Business Services (NAICS 54,55,56) 1,538,000 1,530,100 1,458,000 7,900 0.5% 80,000 5.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (NAICS 54) 682,600 673,200 644,300 9,400 1.4% 38,300 5.9% Management of Companies and Enterprises (NAICS 55) 91,700 91,600 90,200 100 0.1% 1,500 1.7% Admin and Support and Waste Mgmt and Remediation (NAICS 56) 763,700 765,300 723,500 1,600 0.2% 40,200 5.6% Administrative and Support Services (NAICS 561) 733,800 735,500 694,200 1,700 0.2% 39,600 5.7% Education and Health Services (NAICS 61,62) 1,516,100 1,518,000 1,472,700 1,900 0.1% 43,400 2.9% Educational Services (NAICS 61) 174,200 176,200 164,100 2,000 1.1% 10,100 6.2% Health Care and Social Assistance (NAICS 62) 1,341,900 1,341,800 1,308,600 100 0.0% 33,300 2.5% Ambulatory Health Care Services (NAICS 621) 660,300 659,400 637,600 900 0.1% 22,700 3.6% Hospitals (NAICS 622) 309,100 307,800 305,000 1,300 0.4% 4,100 1.3% Nursing and Residential Care Facilities (NAICS 623) 180,200 181,000 176,900 800 0.4% 3,300 1.9% Social Assistance (NAICS 624) 192,300 193,600 189,100 1,300 0.7% 3,200 1.7% Leisure and Hospitality (NAICS 71,72) 1,217,900 1,223,900 1,165,000 6,000 0.5% 52,900 4.5% Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (NAICS 71) 136,200 135,900 129,300 300 0.2% 6,900 5.3% Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation (NAICS 713) 97,200 96,100 95,200 1,100 1.1% 2,000 2.1% Accommodation and Food Services (NAICS 72) 1,081,700 1,088,000 1,035,700 6,300 0.6% 46,000 4.4% Accommodation (NAICS 721) 124,400 123,800 116,900 600 0.5% 7,500 6.4% Food Services and Drinking Places (NAICS 722) 957,300 964,200 918,800 6,900 0.7% 38,500 4.2% Other Services (NAICS 81) 408,200 405,300 401,400 2,900 0.7% 6,800 1.7% Repair and Maintenance (NAICS 811) 122,000 121,000 119,900 1,000 0.8% 2,100 1.8% Personal and Laundry Services (NAICS 812) 100,300 100,100 100,100 200 0.2% 200 0.2% Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Prof Organizations (NAICS 813) 185,900 184,200 181,400 1,700 0.9% 4,500 2.5% Government 1,781,300 1,836,600 1,748,200 55,300 3.0% 33,100 1.9% Federal Government 189,700 190,800 196,900 1,100 0.6% 7,200 3.7% State Government 357,100 356,800 355,800 300 0.1% 1,300 0.4% Local Government 1,234,500 1,289,000 1,195,500 54,500 4.2% 39,000 3.3% Jul '13 to Jul '14Jun '14 to Jul '14 Texas Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
  5. 5. 5 T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E W T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O N L 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 A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Nonagricultural Wage & Salary Employment (Not Seasonally Adjusted) Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment within the Metropolitan Statistical Areas decreased by 44,300 jobs in July after a revised increase of 33,900 jobs was recorded in June. The July decrease was mostly attributable to seasonal factors, and the current loss was less than the July 2013 decrease of 77,000 jobs. Despite the seasonal decrease, the jobs gained since January 2014 stood at 263,100 positions—50,000 more jobs added compared to the same time frame last year. Five areas managed to add employment in July, led by the Midland MSA with 900 positions. The Odessa and the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown MSAs followed with 500- and 400-job increases, respectively. Since last July, 344,700 jobs were added within the MSAs, equaling a 3.5 percent annual growth rate. This marked 51 consecutive months of positive annualized growth. Twenty-five areas expanded in employment over the year, led percentage-wise by the College Station-Bryan MSA with a 7.0 annual growth rate. This was followed by the Midland and the Victoria MSAs with 6.2 percent and 4.7 percent annual growth, respectively. The Government sector recorded a loss of 63,300 jobs in July, which could be mainly attributed to area government education entities shedding staff due to the end of the school year. This loss was in line with previous Government sector employment decreases but was slightly smaller than the five-year average decrease of 67,300 jobs. Government jobs increased in one area over the month, with the Lubbock MSA adding 100 positions. -70,000 -65,000 -60,000 -55,000 -50,000 -45,000 -40,000 -35,000 -30,000 -25,000 -20,000 -15,000 -10,000 -5,000 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 Mining, Logging, & Construction Manufacturing Wholesale Trade Retail Trade Transportation, Warehousing, & Utilities Information Financial Activities Professional & Business Services Education & Health Services Leisure & Hospitality Other Services Government Metropolitan Statistical Area Over the Month Employment Change June 2014 to July 2014 (Not Seasonally Adjusted) Since last July, Government employment within the MSAs grew by 20,600 jobs which equaled to a 1.4 percent annual growth rate. This marked 22 consecutive months of net annualized job gains. The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown MSA led all 15 areas with annual employment increases by adding 9,600 jobs over-the-year. The College Station-Bryan MSA led all areas percentage-wise with a 4.1 percent annual growth rate. The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown and the Lubbock MSAs succeeded with 2.7 percent and 2.2 percent annual growth rates, respectively. Professional and Business Services added 8,600 jobs in July after a revised increase of 19,900 jobs was recorded in June. The July employment increase marked six consecutive months of job growth in the industry. The over-the-month increase also pushed the 2014 job total to 75,600 positions gained since January. This addition was nearly twice the 42,900 jobs netted over the same time frame in 2013. The Laredo MSA led the 11 areas with job gains by increasing 4.1 percent in July. This was followed by the Odessa and the Tyler MSAs with 2.6 percent and 2.5 percent monthly growth, respectively. Since July 2013, 78,400 jobs were added among the MSAs, representing annualized growth of 5.8 percent. Annual growth in Professional and Business Services has been positive for 52 consecutive months and has accelerated since February 2014, when annual growth stood at 2.8 percent. Seventeen areas added jobs over the year, led by the Dallas-Plano-Irving area with 35,100 positions. The Fort Worth-Arlington area led in percentage terms with a 10.3 percent increase, followed by the Victoria MSA with a 10.0 percent annual growth rate. Employment in Mining, Logging, and Construction grew by 4,100 positions in July, marking six consecutive monthly increases. The current addition was larger than the five-year average increase of 1,300 jobs, while the three-month net gain equaled 21,800 jobs. The industry added 52,000 positions since January 2014, surpassing last year’s tally of 39,000 jobs over the same time frame. Mining, Logging, and Construction grew over the month in 16 areas led by the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown MSAwith 3,100 jobs in July. The Sherman-Denison MSA led all areas percentage-wise with a 3.0 percent gain over the month. The industry has continued to show annual growth for 46 consecutive months as 45,500 jobs were added since July 2013. Mining, Logging, and Construction expanded in 25 areas over the year, led percentage-wise by the Sherman-Denison MSA with a 17.2 percent annual growth rate. This was followed by the Midland and the College Station-Bryan MSAs with 13.9 percent and 12.7 percent annual growth rates, respectively. 4.1% 2.7% 2.2% 2.1% 1.9% 1.6% 1.5% 0.0% 0.5% 1.0% 1.5% 2.0% 2.5% 3.0% 3.5% 4.0% 4.5% Government Sector Employment MSA Highest Annual Growth Rates
  6. 6. T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O N L 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 T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E W 6 A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 *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 produced 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 is comprised of the Dallas-Plano-Irving MD and the Fort Worth-Arlington MD. Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 TOTAL NONFARM 2,895,700 2,895,300 2,783,500 2,263,400 2,266,100 2,171,100 943,900 950,500 915,400 GOODS PRODUCING 575,300 571,700 550,000 288,900 289,100 281,100 160,800 159,900 156,500 Mining, Logging, & Construction 314,300 311,200 297,500 124,600 125,300 115,200 66,300 65,800 63,700 Manufacturing 261,000 260,500 252,500 164,300 163,800 165,900 94,500 94,100 92,800 Durable Goods 174,500 174,100 172,000 115,300 114,700 116,800 68,900 68,500 67,500 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 60,300 60,200 59,700 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing 19,200 19,200 19,100 35,600 35,600 37,500 3,900 3,900 3,200 Nondurable Goods 86,500 86,400 80,500 49,000 49,100 49,100 25,600 25,600 25,300 SERVICE PROVIDING 2,320,400 2,323,600 2,233,500 1,974,500 1,977,000 1,890,000 783,100 790,600 758,900 Private Service Providing 1,958,200 1,945,100 1,880,900 1,712,100 1,705,800 1,633,000 660,600 662,200 638,200 Wholesale Trade 157,100 157,800 151,300 135,300 135,000 127,000 47,400 47,600 42,000 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 92,100 93,500 89,300 76,200 76,800 72,700 26,000 26,100 25,200 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 44,000 43,700 42,100 40,200 40,100 37,700 13,200 13,200 12,700 Retail Trade 288,700 287,800 284,100 224,500 223,500 219,600 101,900 101,900 101,400 Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 37,700 37,600 36,500 30,600 30,300 28,800 Bldng. Material and Garden Eqpmnt. and Supplies Dlrs. 21,500 21,100 20,700 18,300 18,600 17,200 8,600 8,800 8,100 Food and Beverage Stores 61,000 61,200 60,400 36,900 37,100 36,400 16,600 16,600 16,200 Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 30,100 29,600 29,400 23,200 22,600 23,000 General Merchandise Stores 62,900 62,100 63,400 50,000 49,400 48,800 24,300 24,200 24,500 Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 139,100 137,500 131,000 86,400 86,700 80,900 68,400 69,000 66,100 Utilities 16,800 16,500 16,200 6,700 6,500 6,300 Information 33,300 33,200 32,800 67,600 68,300 66,300 12,700 12,700 13,600 Telecommunications 15,200 15,200 14,800 32,600 32,500 32,200 6,500 6,400 6,700 Financial Activities 147,200 145,500 144,100 204,800 203,300 200,600 51,700 52,200 55,400 Finance and Insurance 92,800 91,500 91,600 156,700 154,800 153,000 39,200 39,800 42,400 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 44,000 43,700 44,600 77,400 76,700 78,100 25,300 25,300 25,900 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 29,200 29,000 29,900 57,000 57,300 55,600 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 54,400 54,000 52,500 48,100 48,500 47,600 Professional and Business Services 448,600 443,100 429,100 414,200 409,700 379,100 114,800 112,600 104,100 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 222,100 216,900 203,200 173,400 171,500 168,300 40,500 39,100 35,500 Admin. Support and Waste Mgmt. and Remediation 201,200 201,100 201,900 210,200 208,500 179,500 69,000 68,000 62,600 Education and Health Services 349,100 347,600 331,200 272,900 273,300 264,200 117,600 119,100 115,700 Health Care and Social Assistance 298,700 296,700 283,600 233,900 233,100 228,000 102,500 102,900 101,200 Ambulatory Health Care Services 145,200 143,600 136,900 124,200 124,700 120,400 Hospitals 80,300 79,800 77,100 52,300 52,000 51,600 28,300 28,200 27,800 Leisure and Hospitality 291,200 290,000 277,000 228,200 228,900 219,000 108,900 109,800 104,000 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 33,400 33,200 31,600 27,100 27,800 26,300 Accommodation and Food Services 257,800 256,800 245,400 201,100 201,100 192,700 88,900 90,200 88,100 Food Services and Drinking Places 233,000 232,200 221,700 178,100 178,200 170,500 80,300 81,900 79,700 Other Services 103,900 102,600 100,300 78,200 77,100 76,300 37,200 37,300 35,900 Government 362,200 378,500 352,600 262,400 271,200 257,000 122,500 128,400 120,700 Federal 27,300 27,200 27,700 28,300 28,800 29,000 14,700 14,700 15,200 State 70,300 70,700 69,700 37,000 36,500 36,200 12,400 13,000 12,200 Local 264,600 280,600 255,200 197,100 205,900 191,800 95,400 100,700 93,300 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 TOTAL NONFARM 927,200 934,400 906,400 893,300 900,200 860,700 287,700 291,100 282,800 GOODS PRODUCING 97,400 97,400 96,500 101,800 101,300 98,600 30,300 30,700 30,700 Mining, Logging, & Construction 51,000 50,900 50,400 48,400 47,800 45,800 13,000 13,300 12,900 Manufacturing 46,400 46,500 46,100 53,400 53,500 52,800 17,300 17,400 17,800 SERVICE PROVIDING 829,800 837,000 809,900 791,500 798,900 762,100 257,400 260,400 252,100 Private Service Providing 674,300 676,000 653,700 626,400 627,100 598,000 192,000 192,200 187,100 Wholesale Trade 32,300 32,300 30,000 47,000 47,000 45,400 10,400 10,400 10,000 Retail Trade 102,500 103,000 100,600 99,000 97,600 92,400 37,900 38,000 36,800 Food and Beverage Stores 19,000 19,000 19,000 18,800 18,800 18,400 General Merchandise Stores 21,800 21,600 21,100 16,500 16,300 16,300 10,000 10,000 10,000 Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 23,800 23,800 22,700 15,000 15,100 14,200 14,200 14,200 13,500 Information 21,500 21,400 21,200 24,100 23,900 23,500 5,700 5,700 5,900 Telecommunications 5,800 5,800 5,700 7,400 7,400 7,300 Financial Activities 78,100 76,900 76,800 49,600 49,500 48,400 12,300 12,300 12,100 Finance and Insurance 63,000 61,900 61,800 33,900 33,900 33,200 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 27,800 27,600 27,100 14,100 14,000 13,800 Professional and Business Services 113,500 114,800 110,300 143,200 145,400 134,900 30,000 29,800 28,900 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 43,300 43,000 43,800 79,700 80,000 74,400 Admin Support and Waste Mgmt and Remediation Svcs 60,100 61,000 56,700 57,300 58,800 55,200 21,800 21,600 20,300 Education and Health Services 139,600 140,100 135,800 101,000 99,900 99,100 39,900 39,900 39,100 Health Care and Social Assistance 121,900 122,000 119,200 87,700 86,400 85,500 Hospitals 23,400 23,300 22,900 23,500 23,400 22,900 Leisure and Hospitality 127,900 128,600 121,800 108,300 109,500 101,800 31,900 32,200 31,200 Accommodation and Food Services 110,300 111,000 106,100 96,700 97,600 91,200 Other Services 35,100 35,100 34,500 39,200 39,200 38,300 9,700 9,700 9,600 Government 155,500 161,000 156,200 165,100 171,800 164,100 65,400 68,200 65,000 Federal 33,300 33,300 35,100 10,700 11,300 11,900 12,200 12,300 12,700 State 20,000 20,400 19,600 70,700 70,900 70,700 9,200 9,700 9,000 Local 102,200 107,300 101,500 83,700 89,600 81,500 44,000 46,200 43,300 Texas 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 PASO HOUSTON SUGAR LAND BAYTOWN
  7. 7. 7 T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E W T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O N L 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 A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 Estimates 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. Estimates produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor are disseminated in cooperation with the TWC. Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 TOTAL NONFARM 67,000 67,500 65,900 112,900 114,500 112,200 156,000 158,900 153,700 136,400 137,600 133,800 Mining, Logging, & Constr. 5,700 5,600 5,600 6,600 6,600 6,400 16,100 17,500 16,000 3,500 3,500 3,400 Manufacturing 2,700 2,700 2,700 13,500 13,400 13,200 22,300 22,400 21,500 5,500 5,500 5,700 Wholesale Trade 3,000 2,900 2,700 5,300 5,300 5,500 5,100 5,100 5,100 3,700 3,700 3,600 Retail Trade 8,000 8,000 8,000 15,200 15,100 14,400 20,900 20,700 19,700 17,100 17,000 17,400 Trans., Ware., & Util. 1,900 1,900 1,800 5,200 5,100 4,800 7,000 7,000 6,100 4,500 4,600 4,400 Information 1,300 1,200 1,200 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,100 1,100 1,100 Financial Activities 3,800 3,800 3,800 5,800 5,800 5,900 5,500 5,600 5,600 5,500 5,500 5,400 Prof. & Business Services 5,500 5,600 5,300 7,800 8,300 8,300 12,500 12,600 12,900 11,500 11,700 11,500 Educ. & Health Services 12,800 12,800 12,700 15,900 16,100 15,600 20,100 20,100 20,700 34,900 34,700 33,800 Leisure & Hospitality 7,800 7,900 7,500 12,700 13,000 13,000 15,200 15,500 14,900 15,000 15,000 14,100 Other Services 2,800 2,800 2,700 4,800 4,900 4,900 6,400 6,200 6,000 4,000 4,200 3,700 Government 11,700 12,300 11,900 18,700 19,500 18,800 23,500 24,800 23,800 30,100 31,100 29,700 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 TOTAL NONFARM 102,900 103,800 96,200 191,100 193,800 185,900 133,100 134,300 130,700 96,600 96,700 94,600 Mining, Logging, & Constr. 8,000 7,800 7,100 25,300 25,100 23,300 6,700 6,600 6,100 4,900 4,800 4,600 Manufacturing 5,600 5,500 5,500 9,800 9,800 9,800 7,400 7,300 7,400 700 700 700 Wholesale Trade 1,900 1,800 1,800 6,300 6,100 6,000 4,200 4,100 4,000 2,800 2,800 2,700 Retail Trade 12,300 12,200 10,900 20,500 21,100 20,900 15,900 16,000 15,600 12,800 12,800 12,600 Trans., Ware., & Util. 1,600 1,600 1,500 7,800 7,900 7,000 4,600 4,700 5,100 14,200 14,300 13,700 Information 1,400 1,400 1,400 2,100 2,100 2,100 2,000 2,000 2,100 700 700 700 Financial Activities 3,800 3,800 3,700 8,000 8,100 7,800 6,000 6,000 5,800 3,700 3,700 3,800 Prof. & Business Services 7,000 6,900 6,800 15,200 15,400 15,600 8,800 8,700 9,300 7,600 7,300 7,500 Educ. & Health Services 10,500 10,600 10,000 30,200 30,300 29,500 21,900 22,500 20,900 14,200 14,400 14,300 Leisure & Hospitality 14,100 13,800 12,300 26,200 26,700 24,800 14,000 14,200 13,500 10,500 10,300 9,900 Other Services 3,600 3,500 3,400 8,300 8,200 7,800 5,200 5,200 5,000 2,500 2,500 2,400 Government 33,100 34,900 31,800 31,400 33,000 31,300 36,400 37,000 35,900 22,000 22,400 21,700 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 TOTAL NONFARM 102,900 102,700 99,600 135,500 135,300 131,300 233,100 237,600 227,100 91,100 90,200 85,800 Mining, Logging, & Constr. 19,100 18,800 17,100 6,600 6,600 6,300 9,500 9,500 9,500 27,800 27,200 24,400 Manufacturing 9,700 9,600 10,000 4,900 4,900 4,900 6,100 6,200 6,100 3,800 3,800 3,600 Wholesale Trade 5,500 5,400 5,300 6,400 6,400 6,300 7,400 7,500 7,200 5,200 5,200 4,800 Retail Trade 11,000 10,900 10,800 17,700 17,300 16,700 35,600 35,000 34,800 8,500 8,400 8,300 Trans., Ware., & Util. 4,100 4,100 4,000 5,000 5,100 4,600 8,300 8,300 7,900 4,500 4,500 4,400 Information 1,400 1,400 1,400 4,000 4,000 3,900 2,100 2,100 2,200 900 900 1,000 Financial Activities 4,000 4,000 4,100 7,200 7,100 7,100 8,800 8,800 8,800 4,500 4,400 4,300 Prof. & Business Services 8,700 8,600 8,600 10,700 10,700 10,500 15,300 15,400 14,700 9,000 8,900 8,600 Educ. & Health Services 15,100 15,200 14,900 21,600 21,600 21,200 61,900 60,600 59,400 6,400 6,400 6,700 Leisure & Hospitality 9,400 9,400 8,700 17,800 18,100 16,800 21,400 21,800 20,800 8,800 8,900 8,300 Other Services 3,600 3,600 3,500 5,500 5,500 5,500 6,200 6,400 6,000 3,300 3,200 3,100 Government 11,300 11,700 11,200 28,100 28,000 27,500 50,500 56,000 49,700 8,400 8,400 8,300 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 TOTAL NONFARM 75,400 74,900 72,200 47,800 48,200 46,300 44,800 45,000 44,200 54,300 55,800 53,900 Mining, Logging, & Constr. 18,700 18,400 17,300 3,800 3,700 3,500 3,400 3,300 2,900 2,200 2,200 2,100 Manufacturing 5,400 5,400 5,300 3,200 3,200 3,200 5,300 5,300 5,300 4,000 4,000 4,000 Wholesale Trade 6,400 6,300 6,100 1,900 1,900 1,800 1,200 1,200 1,100 2,500 2,600 2,400 Retail Trade 7,800 7,800 7,600 5,700 5,700 5,600 5,500 5,500 5,600 7,000 7,000 6,900 Trans., Ware., & Util. 3,000 3,000 2,900 1,100 1,100 1,100 1,300 1,300 1,200 3,100 3,100 2,900 Information 500 500 500 900 900 900 500 500 500 500 500 500 Financial Activities 3,300 3,300 3,200 2,400 2,400 2,300 2,800 2,800 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700 Prof. & Business Services 4,000 3,900 4,200 3,900 4,000 4,000 3,000 3,000 2,800 3,900 3,900 3,700 Educ. & Health Services 5,500 5,500 5,400 8,500 8,500 8,200 8,900 8,900 9,100 8,800 8,800 9,000 Leisure & Hospitality 8,200 8,000 7,200 5,900 5,800 5,400 4,900 5,100 4,900 6,200 6,300 6,000 Other Services 4,000 3,900 3,900 2,200 2,200 2,000 1,700 1,700 1,600 2,300 2,300 2,200 Government 8,600 8,900 8,600 8,300 8,800 8,300 6,300 6,400 6,500 11,100 12,400 11,500 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 Jul '14* Jun '14 Jul '13 TOTAL NONFARM 96,500 97,600 95,500 55,700 55,900 53,200 108,200 108,400 105,800 57,500 58,000 57,500 Mining, Logging, & Constr. 5,900 5,900 5,600 9,100 9,000 8,700 6,600 6,500 6,300 3,800 3,900 3,700 Manufacturing 5,000 5,000 5,100 6,100 6,200 5,900 14,800 14,700 14,700 5,000 5,000 5,300 Wholesale Trade 3,400 3,300 3,200 2,300 2,300 2,200 4,100 4,100 4,000 2,000 1,900 1,800 Retail Trade 12,600 12,900 12,700 7,000 6,900 6,600 11,800 11,900 10,900 7,700 7,700 7,700 Trans., Ware., & Util. 4,000 3,900 3,900 1,800 1,800 1,800 3,100 3,100 3,000 2,000 2,000 1,900 Information 2,400 2,400 2,300 500 500 500 1,300 1,300 1,300 1,100 1,100 1,100 Financial Activities 4,300 4,400 4,400 2,400 2,400 2,400 5,900 5,900 6,000 2,800 2,800 2,700 Prof. & Business Services 8,300 8,100 8,300 3,300 3,300 3,000 9,700 9,700 9,700 3,400 3,400 3,300 Educ. & Health Services 22,800 23,100 22,400 7,400 7,500 6,900 18,000 18,000 17,800 8,900 9,000 9,200 Leisure & Hospitality 10,600 10,800 10,600 5,600 5,400 5,200 11,300 11,600 10,700 6,100 6,200 6,200 Other Services 4,900 4,900 4,700 2,100 2,100 1,900 3,900 3,900 3,800 2,800 2,900 2,700 Government 12,300 12,900 12,300 8,100 8,500 8,100 17,700 17,700 17,600 11,900 12,100 11,900 INDUSTRY INDUSTRY LONGVIEW LUBBOCK TYLER VICTORIA MCALLEN EDINBURG MISSION Texas Metropolitan Statistical Areas Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Not Seasonally Adjusted) BROWNSVILLE HARLINGEN COLLEGE STATION BRYAN CORPUS CHRISTI KILLEEN TEMPLE FORT HOOD ABILENEINDUSTRY INDUSTRY INDUSTRY AMARILLO BEAUMONT PORT ARTHUR LAREDO MIDLAND WACO ODESSA SAN ANGELO SHERMAN DENISON TEXARKANA WICHITA FALLS
  8. 8. T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O N L 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 T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E W 8 A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 Houston- Sugar Land- Baytown Beaumont- Port Arthur Tyler Longview Sherman- Denison Texarkana Killeen- Temple- Fort Hood College Station- Bryan Austin- Round Rock- San Marcos San Antonio- New Braunfels Victoria Dallas- Fort Worth- Arlington Wichita Falls Waco Abilene Brownsville- Harlingen McAllen- Edinburg- Mission Laredo Corpus Christi San Angelo Odessa Midland Lubbock Amarillo El Paso Job Growth Rates Texas: 3.7% 4.0% and above (5) 3.0% to 3.9% (5) 2.0% to 2.9% (5) 1.1% to 1.9% (6) 0.0% to 1.0% (4) CES - A Bureau of Labor Statistics program that relies on employer surveys to estimate monthly, nonagricultural payroll employment. Source: Current Employment Statistics. Estimates produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor are disseminated in cooperation with the TWC. Prepared by the Labor Market and Career Information Department, TWC. (8/15/2014) 0.6% 3.2% 0.0% 1.7% 3.9% 6.2% 4.4% 1.7% 0.7% 3.3%1.0% 7.0% 2.3% 1.8% 3.8% 1.5% 4.0% 2.3% 2.8% 2.1% 2.6% 1.9% Total Nonagricultural Employment by MSA (In Thousands) Abilene Amarillo Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos Beaumont-Port Arthur Brownsville-Harlingen College Station-Bryan Corpus Christi Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington El Paso Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood Laredo Longview Lubbock McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Midland Odessa San Angelo San Antonio-New Braunfels Sherman-Denison Texarkana Tyler Victoria Waco Wichita Falls 67.0 112.9 893.3 156.0 136.4 102.9 191.1 3,207.3 287.7 2,895.7 133.1 96.6 102.9 135.5 233.1 91.1 75.4 47.8 927.2 44.8 54.3 96.5 55.7 108.2 57.5 1.7% 0.6% 3.8% 1.5% 1.9% 7.0% 2.8% 3.9% 1.7% 4.0% 1.8% 2.1% 3.3% 3.2% 2.6% 6.2% 4.4% 3.2% 2.3% 1.4% 0.7% 1.0% 4.7% 2.3% 0.0% MSA July 2014 July 2013 % Annual Job Growth 65.9 112.2 860.7 153.7 133.8 96.2 185.9 3,086.5 282.8 2,783.5 130.7 94.6 99.6 131.3 227.1 85.8 72.2 46.3 906.4 44.2 53.9 95.5 53.2 105.8 57.5 3.2% 1.4% 4.7%
  9. 9. 9 T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E W T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O N L 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 A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 Beaumont- Port Arthur Texarkana Tyler Long- view Houston- Sugar Land- Baytown College Station- Bryan Sherman- Denison Waco Dallas- Fort Worth- Arlington Corpus Christi Brownsville- Harlingen Killeen- Temple- Fort Hood Austin- Round Rock- San Marcos Victoria San Antonio- New Braunfels McAllen- Edinburg- Mission Abilene Wichita Falls Laredo San Angelo Lubbock Amarillo Odessa Midland El Paso Unemployment Rates Texas: 5.6%* 4.5% and below (5) 4.6% to 4.9% (5) 5.0% to 5.5% (6) 5.6% to 6.5% (5) 6.6% and above (4) *Not Seasonally Adjusted Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Program Prepared by the Labor Market and Career Information Department, TWC (08/15/2014)
  10. 10. T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O N L 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 T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E W 10 A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 The Texas unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.6 percent. This unemployment rate increase was due in part to typical seasonal fluctuations experienced during the summer months. This was the fourth rate increase since January and the lowest July rate since 2008. The unemployment rate decreased 1.1 percentage points over the year. The unemployment rate for the United States increased two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.5 percent. This was the 92nd consecutive month in which the Texas unemployment rate has been at or below the national unemployment rate. The Civilian Labor Force (CLF) grew by 47,700 individuals to a total of 13,079,600 Texans. This growth far exceeded the average June-to-July increase of 14,000 persons over the previous five years. The CLF expanded by 174,600 individuals over the year, a growth rate of 1.4 percent. In July, the number of jobholders increased by 28,500 individuals, bringing the number of employed Texans to 12,349,700 people. This was the largest June-to-July employment gain since 2009. The past three months have shown an average gain of 10,800 people per month. The number of jobholders has increased by 310,500 individuals over the year. The number of Texans seeking work grew by 19,200 people over the month. This was the lowest June-to-July increase since 2010. This unemployment rise was typical for the summer months as local schools and universities took a break. Over the year, the number of unemployed Texans fell by 135,900 persons. All 25 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) showed an increase in their unemployment rates in July. The Beaumont-Port Arthur MSA had the largest over-the-month rate gain at 0.5 percentage points. The Midland MSA continued to have the lowest unemployment rate at 2.9 percent. The number of Texans seeking continued unemployment insurance benefits increased by 1,800 people over the month to 128,400 individuals. Since January, the number of benefit claimants has fallen by 5,800 people. Fifteen MSAs decreased in unemployment claim activity over the month. The Tyler MSA posted a 10.8 percent drop in unemployment claims over the month. 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 in private 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 together to 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 unrounded Labor 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 comprised of the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan Division (MD) and the Fort Worth-Arlington MD. Civilian Labor Force Estimates for Texas Metropolitan Statistical Areas Not Seasonally Adjusted (In Thousands) MSAs Ranked by Unemployment Rate July 2014 (Not Seasonally Adjusted) 1 Midland 2.9 2 Odessa 3.6 3 Amarillo 4.1 4 (tie) Abilene 4.5 San Angelo 4.5 6 (tie) Austin Round Rock San Marcos 4.6 Victoria 4.6 8 (tie) College Station Bryan 4.7 Lubbock 4.7 10 Longview 4.9 11 San Antonio New Braunfels 5.2 12 (tie) Corpus Christi 5.4 Sherman Denison 5.4 14 (tie) Dallas Fort Worth Arlington 5.5 Houston Sugar Land Baytown 5.5 Tyler 5.5 Texas 5.6 17 Wichita Falls 5.6 18 Waco 5.8 19 Laredo 6.3 20 Killeen Temple Fort Hood 6.4 United States 6.5 21 Texarkana 6.5 22 El Paso 7.7 23 Beaumont Port Arthur 8.3 24 Brownsville Harlingen 8.9 25 McAllen Edinburg Mission 9.9 C.L.F. Emp. Unemp. Rate C.L.F. Emp. Unemp. Rate C.L.F. Emp. Unemp. Rate United States 157,573.0 147,265.0 10,307.0 6.5 156,997.0 147,104.0 9,893.0 6.3 157,196.0 145,113.0 12,083.0 7.7 Texas 13,079.6 12,349.7 729.9 5.6 13,031.9 12,321.2 710.7 5.5 12,905.0 12,039.2 865.8 6.7 Abilene 84.2 80.4 3.8 4.5 84.1 80.4 3.7 4.4 84.2 79.5 4.7 5.5 Amarillo 134.0 128.5 5.5 4.1 134.6 129.2 5.4 4.0 134.8 127.9 6.9 5.1 Austin Round Rock San Marcos 1,032.3 985.1 47.2 4.6 1,031.4 985.8 45.6 4.4 1,008.2 952.0 56.2 5.6 Beaumont Port Arthur 180.6 165.6 15.0 8.3 181.7 167.4 14.3 7.8 183.5 164.3 19.2 10.5 Brownsville Harlingen 166.3 151.5 14.8 8.9 166.0 151.4 14.6 8.8 166.5 149.3 17.2 10.4 College Station Bryan 119.7 114.0 5.7 4.7 119.8 114.3 5.5 4.6 114.6 107.8 6.8 5.9 Corpus Christi 220.9 208.9 12.0 5.4 221.8 210.1 11.7 5.3 219.3 205.2 14.1 6.5 Dallas Fort Worth Arlington 3,499.4 3,308.7 190.7 5.5 3,481.9 3,295.3 186.6 5.4 3,420.7 3,198.0 222.7 6.5 Dallas Plano Irving MD 2,342.5 2,214.3 128.2 5.5 2,327.8 2,202.4 125.4 5.4 2,280.7 2,131.1 149.6 6.6 Fort Worth Arlington MD 1,156.8 1,094.3 62.5 5.4 1,154.1 1,092.9 61.2 5.3 1,140.0 1,066.9 73.1 6.4 El Paso 322.6 297.7 24.9 7.7 323.3 298.8 24.5 7.6 324.6 294.5 30.1 9.3 Houston Sugar Land Baytown 3,206.5 3,031.0 175.5 5.5 3,179.6 3,008.9 170.7 5.4 3,141.2 2,935.9 205.3 6.5 Killeen Temple Fort Hood 173.5 162.4 11.1 6.4 173.8 162.9 10.9 6.2 173.2 160.0 13.2 7.6 Laredo 102.3 95.8 6.5 6.3 101.6 95.3 6.3 6.2 102.1 94.7 7.4 7.2 Longview 116.6 110.9 5.7 4.9 115.8 110.2 5.6 4.8 115.7 108.6 7.1 6.1 Lubbock 151.8 144.7 7.1 4.7 150.3 143.5 6.8 4.5 149.5 140.9 8.6 5.7 McAllen Edinburg Mission 315.2 284.1 31.1 9.9 318.0 287.3 30.7 9.6 316.0 280.3 35.7 11.3 Midland 100.1 97.2 2.9 2.9 98.5 95.7 2.8 2.8 95.6 92.2 3.4 3.6 Odessa 87.5 84.4 3.1 3.6 86.3 83.2 3.1 3.5 85.0 81.3 3.7 4.4 San Angelo 57.4 54.8 2.6 4.5 57.4 54.9 2.5 4.3 56.9 53.7 3.2 5.7 San Antonio New Braunfels 1,064.0 1,008.3 55.7 5.2 1,062.6 1,008.7 53.9 5.1 1,061.3 993.4 67.9 6.4 Sherman Denison 58.8 55.6 3.2 5.4 58.7 55.6 3.1 5.3 59.4 55.3 4.1 6.8 Texarkana 61.4 57.4 4.0 6.5 62.5 58.5 4.0 6.3 62.7 57.9 4.8 7.7 Tyler 103.2 97.5 5.7 5.5 103.2 97.6 5.6 5.4 104.3 97.3 7.0 6.7 Victoria 64.7 61.8 2.9 4.6 64.5 61.6 2.9 4.5 63.1 59.5 3.6 5.8 Waco 116.6 109.9 6.7 5.8 115.7 109.3 6.4 5.6 116.0 108.2 7.8 6.7 Wichita Falls 71.0 67.0 4.0 5.6 71.0 67.1 3.9 5.4 71.8 67.2 4.6 6.4 July 2014 June 2014 July 2013
  11. 11. 11 T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E W T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O N L 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 A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 Estimates 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. County July 2014 June 2014 July 2013 Monthly Change Year Ago Change County July 2014 June 2014 July 2013 Monthly Change Year Ago Change Anderson 6.5 6.2 7.7 0.3 1.2 Donley 5.2 4.9 6.0 0.3 0.8 Andrews 3.1 3.1 4.1 0.0 1.0 Duval 5.6 5.5 6.7 0.1 1.1 Angelina 5.5 5.3 6.7 0.2 1.2 Eastland 5.1 4.9 6.3 0.2 1.2 Aransas 5.4 5.1 6.3 0.3 0.9 Ector 3.6 3.5 4.4 0.1 0.8 Archer 4.4 4.2 5.1 0.2 0.7 Edwards 4.7 4.6 6.4 0.1 1.7 Armstrong 3.6 3.6 4.3 0.0 0.7 Ellis 5.5 5.5 6.7 0.0 1.2 Atascosa 5.4 5.4 6.8 0.0 1.4 El Paso 7.7 7.6 9.3 0.1 1.6 Austin 5.0 5.1 6.1 0.1 1.1 Erath 5.3 5.0 6.4 0.3 1.1 Bailey 5.5 5.4 7.2 0.1 1.7 Falls 6.9 6.8 8.9 0.1 2.0 Bandera 4.9 4.5 5.9 0.4 1.0 Fannin 6.9 6.7 8.7 0.2 1.8 Bastrop 5.6 5.3 7.0 0.3 1.4 Fayette 3.9 3.7 4.7 0.2 0.8 Baylor 4.3 4.2 4.9 0.1 0.6 Fisher 5.0 4.8 5.8 0.2 0.8 Bee 6.2 6.0 6.9 0.2 0.7 Floyd 7.6 7.4 9.9 0.2 2.3 Bell 6.3 6.1 7.3 0.2 1.0 Foard 4.4 4.8 5.3 0.4 0.9 Bexar 5.3 5.1 6.4 0.2 1.1 Fort Bend 5.1 5.0 6.0 0.1 0.9 Blanco 4.3 4.1 5.3 0.2 1.0 Franklin 5.0 4.8 6.2 0.2 1.2 Borden 2.6 2.2 3.4 0.4 0.8 Freestone 4.9 4.8 5.8 0.1 0.9 Bosque 6.0 5.9 7.1 0.1 1.1 Frio 4.6 4.6 6.0 0.0 1.4 Bowie 6.2 5.9 7.6 0.3 1.4 Gaines 4.1 3.9 5.2 0.2 1.1 Brazoria 5.7 5.5 7.0 0.2 1.3 Galveston 6.2 6.0 7.3 0.2 1.1 Brazos 4.7 4.5 5.8 0.2 1.1 Garza 4.7 4.6 6.1 0.1 1.4 Brewster 5.2 4.9 5.7 0.3 0.5 Gillespie 3.5 3.3 4.2 0.2 0.7 Briscoe 5.5 4.9 6.7 0.6 1.2 Glasscock 3.5 3.4 4.6 0.1 1.1 Brooks 7.5 7.0 8.5 0.5 1.0 Goliad 4.4 4.4 5.3 0.0 0.9 Brown 6.2 4.8 6.2 1.4 0.0 Gonzales 4.0 3.8 5.0 0.2 1.0 Burleson 4.7 4.5 6.8 0.2 2.1 Gray 3.8 3.7 4.8 0.1 1.0 Burnet 4.3 4.1 5.4 0.2 1.1 Grayson 5.4 5.3 6.8 0.1 1.4 Caldwell 6.1 6.0 7.8 0.1 1.7 Gregg 4.8 4.7 5.9 0.1 1.1 Calhoun 5.4 5.1 7.0 0.3 1.6 Grimes 5.5 5.3 6.5 0.2 1.0 Callahan 4.1 4.1 5.5 0.0 1.4 Guadalupe 4.9 4.6 6.0 0.3 1.1 Cameron 8.9 8.8 10.4 0.1 1.5 Hale 9.7 9.8 14.3 0.1 4.6 Camp 6.3 5.9 7.7 0.4 1.4 Hall 6.6 6.8 7.1 0.2 0.5 Carson 3.4 3.5 4.8 0.1 1.4 Hamilton 4.7 4.7 6.0 0.0 1.3 Cass 7.9 7.8 9.4 0.1 1.5 Hansford 3.4 3.2 3.9 0.2 0.5 Castro 5.5 5.2 5.7 0.3 0.2 Hardeman 4.8 4.6 5.0 0.2 0.2 Chambers 6.1 6.0 7.4 0.1 1.3 Hardin 7.1 6.8 8.7 0.3 1.6 Cherokee 6.8 6.5 7.8 0.3 1.0 Harris 5.5 5.4 6.6 0.1 1.1 Childress 4.7 4.6 5.5 0.1 0.8 Harrison 5.6 5.4 6.8 0.2 1.2 Clay 4.3 4.2 5.5 0.1 1.2 Hartley 4.1 3.7 4.9 0.4 0.8 Cochran 6.3 6.1 7.2 0.2 0.9 Haskell 4.6 4.6 5.5 0.0 0.9 Coke 5.4 5.1 6.6 0.3 1.2 Hays 4.6 4.5 5.7 0.1 1.1 Coleman 5.6 5.2 6.5 0.4 0.9 Hemphill 2.3 2.2 2.7 0.1 0.4 Collin 5.0 5.0 6.0 0.0 1.0 Henderson 5.8 5.7 7.2 0.1 1.4 Collingsworth 4.5 4.3 5.5 0.2 1.0 Hidalgo 9.9 9.6 11.3 0.3 1.4 Colorado 4.3 4.2 5.4 0.1 1.1 Hill 5.8 5.7 6.8 0.1 1.0 Comal 5.1 4.9 6.6 0.2 1.5 Hockley 4.1 3.9 4.9 0.2 0.8 Comanche 5.2 4.6 5.8 0.6 0.6 Hood 4.4 4.2 5.4 0.2 1.0 Concho 5.4 5.3 6.9 0.1 1.5 Hopkins 4.7 4.7 5.8 0.0 1.1 Cooke 3.9 3.8 4.9 0.1 1.0 Houston 7.7 7.4 9.4 0.3 1.7 Coryell 7.2 7.2 9.2 0.0 2.0 Howard 5.2 5.0 6.3 0.2 1.1 Cottle 5.4 5.0 5.9 0.4 0.5 Hudspeth 5.1 5.1 5.5 0.0 0.4 Crane 4.8 4.9 5.2 0.1 0.4 Hunt 5.7 5.6 7.3 0.1 1.6 Crockett 3.0 2.9 4.3 0.1 1.3 Hutchinson 4.4 4.3 5.6 0.1 1.2 Crosby 5.2 5.2 6.3 0.0 1.1 Irion 3.9 3.7 4.7 0.2 0.8 Culberson 2.7 2.5 3.3 0.2 0.6 Jack 3.3 3.3 4.2 0.0 0.9 Dallam 3.6 3.5 3.8 0.1 0.2 Jackson 4.6 4.3 5.7 0.3 1.1 Dallas 5.8 5.7 7.0 0.1 1.2 Jasper 8.3 7.9 10.2 0.4 1.9 Dawson 5.9 5.8 7.6 0.1 1.7 Jeff Davis 4.4 4.3 5.3 0.1 0.9 Deaf Smith 4.2 4.0 4.9 0.2 0.7 Jefferson 8.6 8.1 10.9 0.5 2.3 Delta 7.7 7.9 7.5 0.2 0.2 Jim Hogg 4.5 4.5 5.7 0.0 1.2 Denton 5.0 4.9 5.9 0.1 0.9 Jim Wells 4.8 4.7 5.6 0.1 0.8 DeWitt 4.6 4.4 5.5 0.2 0.9 Johnson 5.5 5.4 6.5 0.1 1.0 Dickens 6.1 5.8 8.4 0.3 2.3 Jones 5.5 5.2 6.8 0.3 1.3 Dimmit 4.0 4.0 4.8 0.0 0.8 Karnes 4.7 4.6 6.2 0.1 1.5 Unemployment Rates for Texas Counties
  12. 12. T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O N L 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 T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E W 12 A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 Estimates 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. County July 2014 June 2014 July 2013 Monthly Change Year Ago Change County July 2014 June 2014 July 2013 Monthly Change Year Ago Change Kaufman 5.7 5.7 6.8 0.0 1.1 Real 4.4 4.5 5.5 0.1 1.1 Kendall 4.5 4.3 5.6 0.2 1.1 Red River 7.7 7.6 9.9 0.1 2.2 Kenedy 2.9 3.2 3.4 0.3 0.5 Reeves 6.6 6.4 9.2 0.2 2.6 Kent 4.7 4.6 5.5 0.1 0.8 Refugio 3.6 3.5 4.4 0.1 0.8 Kerr 4.5 4.4 5.5 0.1 1.0 Roberts 2.4 2.2 2.9 0.2 0.5 Kimble 4.6 4.5 6.0 0.1 1.4 Robertson 5.7 5.4 7.1 0.3 1.4 King 5.5 5.3 5.7 0.2 0.2 Rockwall 5.0 4.9 6.2 0.1 1.2 Kinney 6.6 5.8 7.7 0.8 1.1 Runnels 5.5 5.3 6.3 0.2 0.8 Kleberg 5.1 5.1 6.3 0.0 1.2 Rusk 5.1 5.1 6.8 0.0 1.7 Knox 4.8 4.6 5.8 0.2 1.0 Sabine 11.0 11.0 13.1 0.0 2.1 Lamar 6.3 6.2 8.1 0.1 1.8 San Augustine 8.2 7.8 10.2 0.4 2.0 Lamb 10.7 5.6 7.0 5.1 3.7 San Jacinto 6.0 5.9 7.9 0.1 1.9 Lampasas 5.1 5.2 7.3 0.1 2.2 San Patricio 6.9 6.8 8.1 0.1 1.2 La Salle 3.1 3.2 3.8 0.1 0.7 San Saba 6.8 6.2 8.0 0.6 1.2 Lavaca 4.1 4.0 4.8 0.1 0.7 Schleicher 3.5 3.4 4.2 0.1 0.7 Lee 4.1 4.1 4.9 0.0 0.8 Scurry 3.8 3.6 4.6 0.2 0.8 Leon 5.2 5.0 6.5 0.2 1.3 Shackelford 2.4 2.6 3.1 0.2 0.7 Liberty 7.1 7.1 8.5 0.0 1.4 Shelby 5.9 5.7 7.1 0.2 1.2 Limestone 5.5 5.4 6.2 0.1 0.7 Sherman 4.3 4.0 4.8 0.3 0.5 Lipscomb 3.6 3.3 4.4 0.3 0.8 Smith 5.5 5.4 6.7 0.1 1.2 Live Oak 3.6 3.3 4.3 0.3 0.7 Somervell 5.0 4.9 5.8 0.1 0.8 Llano 5.1 4.9 6.3 0.2 1.2 Starr 14.2 14.2 15.4 0.0 1.2 Loving 10.0 8.9 11.9 1.1 1.9 Stephens 4.6 4.5 5.3 0.1 0.7 Lubbock 4.7 4.5 5.7 0.2 1.0 Sterling 2.1 2.0 2.9 0.1 0.8 Lynn 5.5 5.2 6.2 0.3 0.7 Stonewall 3.6 3.5 4.7 0.1 1.1 McCulloch 4.7 4.5 5.8 0.2 1.1 Sutton 2.5 2.4 3.2 0.1 0.7 McLennan 5.8 5.6 6.7 0.2 0.9 Swisher 6.5 6.3 9.0 0.2 2.5 McMullen 1.9 1.8 3.0 0.1 1.1 Tarrant 5.4 5.3 6.4 0.1 1.0 Madison 5.6 5.3 6.8 0.3 1.2 Taylor 4.5 4.3 5.4 0.2 0.9 Marion 5.8 5.7 6.7 0.1 0.9 Terrell 4.8 4.9 5.7 0.1 0.9 Martin 3.7 3.5 4.2 0.2 0.5 Terry 5.0 5.0 6.4 0.0 1.4 Mason 4.0 3.8 4.9 0.2 0.9 Throckmorton 4.4 4.1 4.5 0.3 0.1 Matagorda 8.3 8.3 10.2 0.0 1.9 Titus 6.8 6.7 7.9 0.1 1.1 Maverick 10.6 10.8 12.2 0.2 1.6 Tom Green 4.5 4.3 5.7 0.2 1.2 Medina 5.2 5.0 6.1 0.2 0.9 Travis 4.4 4.3 5.4 0.1 1.0 Menard 5.2 4.9 6.2 0.3 1.0 Trinity 6.3 6.0 7.5 0.3 1.2 Midland 2.9 2.8 3.6 0.1 0.7 Tyler 8.1 7.7 10.1 0.4 2.0 Milam 6.4 6.0 7.2 0.4 0.8 Upshur 5.0 4.9 5.9 0.1 0.9 Mills 5.1 4.4 5.1 0.7 0.0 Upton 2.7 2.7 3.3 0.0 0.6 Mitchell 5.8 5.4 6.5 0.4 0.7 Uvalde 6.3 5.9 7.3 0.4 1.0 Montague 3.8 3.6 4.8 0.2 1.0 Val Verde 6.2 5.9 9.5 0.3 3.3 Montgomery 4.8 4.7 5.7 0.1 0.9 Van Zandt 5.1 5.1 6.3 0.0 1.2 Moore 3.9 3.7 4.6 0.2 0.7 Victoria 4.4 4.4 5.5 0.0 1.1 Morris 7.2 7.2 8.9 0.0 1.7 Walker 6.1 5.8 7.2 0.3 1.1 Motley 4.3 4.1 5.6 0.2 1.3 Waller 5.7 5.7 7.1 0.0 1.4 Nacogdoches 6.0 5.7 7.0 0.3 1.0 Ward 3.6 3.6 4.6 0.0 1.0 Navarro 6.0 6.1 7.3 0.1 1.3 Washington 4.8 4.6 5.6 0.2 0.8 Newton 9.7 9.2 11.8 0.5 2.1 Webb 6.3 6.2 7.2 0.1 0.9 Nolan 4.4 4.4 5.7 0.0 1.3 Wharton 5.1 5.0 6.4 0.1 1.3 Nueces 5.2 5.0 6.2 0.2 1.0 Wheeler 3.1 3.0 3.6 0.1 0.5 Ochiltree 2.9 2.9 3.5 0.0 0.6 Wichita 5.8 5.6 6.6 0.2 0.8 Oldham 4.0 4.1 5.0 0.1 1.0 Wilbarger 4.1 3.9 4.8 0.2 0.7 Orange 8.3 7.7 10.3 0.6 2.0 Willacy 11.4 11.3 14.2 0.1 2.8 Palo Pinto 4.9 4.8 6.1 0.1 1.2 Williamson 4.7 4.5 5.6 0.2 0.9 Panola 4.2 4.2 5.3 0.0 1.1 Wilson 4.8 4.7 6.4 0.1 1.6 Parker 5.1 5.1 6.0 0.0 0.9 Winkler 3.7 3.6 4.9 0.1 1.2 Parmer 4.3 4.2 5.0 0.1 0.7 Wise 5.4 5.2 6.5 0.2 1.1 Pecos 4.1 4.2 5.1 0.1 1.0 Wood 5.9 5.6 6.9 0.3 1.0 Polk 7.0 6.7 8.2 0.3 1.2 Yoakum 3.0 2.9 3.9 0.1 0.9 Potter 4.8 4.6 5.8 0.2 1.0 Young 4.0 3.8 4.9 0.2 0.9 Presidio 10.9 10.7 12.4 0.2 1.5 Zapata 5.9 5.9 6.9 0.0 1.0 Rains 5.5 5.3 6.8 0.2 1.3 Zavala 13.3 12.9 15.9 0.4 2.6 Randall 3.7 3.5 4.6 0.2 0.9 Reagan 2.6 2.6 3.0 0.0 0.4 Unemployment Rates for Texas Counties (continued)
  13. 13. 13 T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E W T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O N L 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 A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 Estimates 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. City July 2014 June 2014 July 2013 Monthly Change Year Ago Change City July 2014 June 2014 July 2013 Monthly Change Year Ago Change City July 2014 June 2014 July 2013 Monthly Change Year Ago Change Abilene 4.7 4.5 5.6 0.2 0.9 Garland 5.6 5.5 6.9 0.1 1.3 Paris 7.1 6.7 8.8 0.4 1.7 Allen 4.8 4.8 5.6 0.0 0.8 Georgetown 4.8 4.5 5.8 0.3 1.0 Pasadena 6.8 6.4 8.0 0.4 1.2 Amarillo 4.1 3.9 5.1 0.2 1.0 Grand Prairie 5.6 5.5 6.6 0.1 1.0 Pearland 4.2 4.2 5.0 0.0 0.8 Arlington 5.1 5.0 6.0 0.1 0.9 Grapevine 4.5 4.6 5.1 0.1 0.6 Pflugerville 4.1 3.9 5.0 0.2 0.9 Austin 4.2 4.0 5.2 0.2 1.0 Greenville 5.3 5.1 7.1 0.2 1.8 Pharr 8.9 8.2 10.0 0.7 1.1 Baytown 7.9 7.5 9.2 0.4 1.3 Haltom City 5.3 5.2 6.2 0.1 0.9 Plano 4.9 4.8 5.9 0.1 1.0 Beaumont 7.6 7.4 9.2 0.2 1.6 Harker Heights 6.1 5.7 7.1 0.4 1.0 Port Arthur 12.2 11.2 16.7 1.0 4.5 Bedford 4.7 4.6 5.7 0.1 1.0 Harlingen 7.2 7.0 8.5 0.2 1.3 Richardson 4.8 4.7 6.0 0.1 1.2 Big Spring 5.7 5.5 6.7 0.2 1.0 Houston 5.6 5.5 6.7 0.1 1.1 Rockwall 4.7 4.6 5.9 0.1 1.2 Brownsville 9.5 9.4 10.7 0.1 1.2 Huntsville 6.3 6.0 7.5 0.3 1.2 Rosenberg 5.1 4.9 6.7 0.2 1.6 Bryan 4.7 4.6 5.8 0.1 1.1 Hurst 5.2 5.0 5.8 0.2 0.6 Round Rock 4.6 4.5 5.2 0.1 0.6 Burleson 4.6 4.6 5.7 0.0 1.1 Irving 4.9 4.8 5.9 0.1 1.0 Rowlett 5.5 5.5 6.4 0.0 0.9 Carrollton 5.1 5.1 5.9 0.0 0.8 Keller 4.5 4.5 5.6 0.0 1.1 San Angelo 4.5 4.4 5.8 0.1 1.3 Cedar Hill 6.1 6.0 7.2 0.1 1.1 Killeen 6.9 6.7 8.1 0.2 1.2 San Antonio 5.2 5.0 6.3 0.2 1.1 Cedar Park 4.1 4.0 5.0 0.1 0.9 Kingsville 5.0 5.0 6.1 0.0 1.1 San Benito 8.5 8.3 10.0 0.2 1.5 Cleburne 5.5 5.5 6.4 0.0 0.9 Kyle 3.8 3.7 4.4 0.1 0.6 San Juan 9.3 9.4 10.8 0.1 1.5 College Station 4.9 4.7 5.9 0.2 1.0 Lake Jackson 5.5 5.4 6.6 0.1 1.1 San Marcos 4.5 4.4 5.5 0.1 1.0 Conroe 4.3 4.3 5.4 0.0 1.1 Lancaster 7.7 7.7 8.9 0.0 1.2 Schertz 4.3 4.0 5.4 0.3 1.1 Coppell 5.2 5.1 5.9 0.1 0.7 La Porte 5.8 5.6 6.8 0.2 1.0 Seguin 5.4 5.2 6.4 0.2 1.0 Copperas Cove 6.4 6.5 7.8 0.1 1.4 Laredo 5.9 5.8 6.8 0.1 0.9 Sherman 5.6 5.5 6.5 0.1 0.9 Corpus Christi 5.0 4.9 6.0 0.1 1.0 League City 4.7 4.5 5.6 0.2 0.9 Socorro 9.1 8.8 9.8 0.3 0.7 Corsicana 6.4 6.5 7.7 0.1 1.3 Leander 3.8 3.5 4.5 0.3 0.7 Southlake 4.9 4.7 5.8 0.2 0.9 Dallas 5.8 5.7 7.0 0.1 1.2 Lewisville 4.8 4.8 5.7 0.0 0.9 Sugar Land 4.3 4.2 5.3 0.1 1.0 Deer Park 5.4 5.2 6.2 0.2 0.8 Little Elm 3.8 3.7 4.7 0.1 0.9 Temple 5.0 5.0 5.7 0.0 0.7 Del Rio 5.9 5.7 9.0 0.2 3.1 Longview 4.9 4.8 5.9 0.1 1.0 Texarkana 6.1 5.9 7.4 0.2 1.3 Denton 4.6 4.6 5.6 0.0 1.0 Lubbock 4.6 4.5 5.7 0.1 1.1 Texas City 7.7 7.5 9.3 0.2 1.6 DeSoto 6.5 6.2 7.4 0.3 0.9 Lufkin 5.5 5.4 7.0 0.1 1.5 The Colony 5.5 5.4 6.4 0.1 0.9 Duncanville 5.9 5.6 7.4 0.3 1.5 McAllen 6.3 6.2 7.5 0.1 1.2 Tyler 5.7 5.5 6.7 0.2 1.0 Eagle Pass 10.2 11.0 12.1 0.8 1.9 McKinney 5.4 5.4 6.5 0.0 1.1 University Park 5.3 5.2 6.2 0.1 0.9 Edinburg 6.9 6.9 7.9 0.0 1.0 Mansfield 4.6 4.5 5.4 0.1 0.8 Victoria 4.4 4.3 5.5 0.1 1.1 El Paso 7.0 6.9 8.6 0.1 1.6 Mesquite 5.5 5.4 6.7 0.1 1.2 Waco 6.5 6.2 7.6 0.3 1.1 Euless 4.7 4.7 5.8 0.0 1.1 Midland 2.8 2.8 3.6 0.0 0.8 Waxahachie 5.1 4.9 5.9 0.2 0.8 Farmers Branch 5.2 5.0 6.1 0.2 0.9 Mission 7.8 7.7 9.1 0.1 1.3 Weatherford 4.8 4.9 6.1 0.1 1.3 Flower Mound 4.6 4.5 5.6 0.1 1.0 Missouri City 5.5 5.4 6.2 0.1 0.7 Weslaco 8.8 8.1 11.8 0.7 3.0 Fort Worth 5.6 5.5 6.7 0.1 1.1 Nacogdoches 6.3 6.1 7.5 0.2 1.2 Wichita Falls 6.1 5.9 6.8 0.2 0.7 Friendswood 4.8 4.8 5.6 0.0 0.8 New Braunfels 4.5 4.3 6.0 0.2 1.5 Wylie 4.6 4.5 5.6 0.1 1.0 Frisco 4.3 4.2 5.0 0.1 0.7 North Richland Hills 4.9 4.8 5.8 0.1 0.9 Galveston 6.4 6.2 7.8 0.2 1.4 Odessa 3.5 3.5 4.3 0.0 0.8 Unemployment Rates for Texas Cities WDA July 2014 June 2014 July 2013 Monthly Change Year Ago Change WDA July 2014 June 2014 July 2013 Monthly Change Year Ago Change Alamo 5.2 5.0 6.3 0.2 1.1 Middle Rio Grande 7.4 7.3 9.3 0.1 1.9 Brazos Valley 4.9 4.7 6.0 0.2 1.1 North Central Texas 5.1 5.1 6.1 0.0 1.0 Cameron County 8.9 8.8 10.4 0.1 1.5 North East Texas 6.3 6.2 7.7 0.1 1.4 Capital Area 4.4 4.3 5.4 0.1 1.0 North Texas 5.0 4.8 5.8 0.2 0.8 Central Texas 6.3 6.2 7.5 0.1 1.2 Panhandle 4.1 4.0 5.0 0.1 0.9 Coastal Bend 5.3 5.2 6.3 0.1 1.0 Permian Basin 3.5 3.5 4.4 0.0 0.9 Concho Valley 4.3 4.1 5.4 0.2 1.1 Rural Capital 4.7 4.6 5.7 0.1 1.0 Dallas 5.8 5.7 7.0 0.1 1.2 South East Texas 8.3 7.8 10.5 0.5 2.2 Deep East Texas 6.7 6.4 8.1 0.3 1.4 South Plains 5.2 4.9 6.5 0.3 1.3 East Texas 5.4 5.3 6.6 0.1 1.2 South Texas 6.2 6.2 7.2 0.0 1.0 Golden Crescent 4.5 4.3 5.6 0.2 1.1 Tarrant County 5.4 5.3 6.4 0.1 1.0 Gulf Coast 5.5 5.4 6.6 0.1 1.1 Texoma 5.3 5.1 6.6 0.2 1.3 Heart Of Texas 5.7 5.6 6.7 0.1 1.0 Upper Rio Grande 7.7 7.5 9.2 0.2 1.5 Lower Rio Grande Valley 10.2 10.0 11.7 0.2 1.5 West Central Texas 4.8 4.5 5.6 0.3 0.8 Unemployment Rates for Texas WDAs
  14. 14. T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O N L 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 T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E W 14 A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 Newton Sabine Jasper Tyler Orange Shelby SanAugustine PanolaRusk Harrison Angelina Nacog- doches Polk Cass Morris MarionUpshur Camp Titus Bowie Red River Cherokee Smith Gregg San Jacinto Walker Houston Trinity Franklin Wood Hopkins Rains Delta Lamar Van Zandt Anderson Henderson Freestone Leon Madison Fannin Rockwall Hunt Hardin Jefferson Liberty Galveston Chambers Harris Waller Montgomery Austin Fort Bend Matagorda Brazoria Wharton Colorado Lavaca Jackson Refugio Calhoun Victoria Aransas Fayette Lee Bastrop Gonzales DeWitt Goliad Kenedy Kleberg Nueces San Patricio Caldwell Guadalupe Hays Travis Karnes Wilson Bee Hidalgo Cameron Willacy Duval Jim Wells Live Oak Kendall Comal Bexar BrooksJim Hogg Starr LaSalle Atascosa Frio Mc Mullen Medina Bandera Zapata Webb KerrEdwards Kinney Uvalde Real ZavalaMaverick Dimmit Washington Grimes Burleson Brazos Navarro Kaufman Lime- stone Robertson CollinDenton Grayson DallasTarrant Johnson Hill Ellis McLennan Milam Falls Williamson Bell Montague Wise Cooke Jack Somervell Bosque Hood Parker Hamilton Coryell Comanche Burnet Lampasas Blanco San Saba Llano Brown Erath Mills Palo Pinto Stephens Eastland Gillespie Mc Culloch Mason Callahan Coleman Shackel- ford Jones Taylor Runnels Concho Stonewall Haskell Fisher Kimble Schleicher Sutton Menard Nolan Scurry Mitchell Tom Green Coke Irion Sterling Borden Howard Glasscock Upton Midland Reagan Crockett Terrell Val Verde Martin Dawson Young Wichita Archer Clay Wilbarger Baylor Throck- morton Childress Cottle Hardeman Collings- worth King Foard Knox Wheeler Hemphill Gray LipscombOchiltree Roberts Garza Crosby Dickens Kent Floyd Motley Donley Hall Armstrong BriscoeSwisher Hansford Hutchinson Carson Moore Sherman Potter Hale Deaf Smith Randall CastroParmer Lubbock LynnTerry Lamb Hockley Bailey Cochran Hartley Oldham Dallam Andrews Gaines Yoakum EctorLoving Winkler Crane Ward Pecos Brewster Reeves Jeff Davis Presidio Culberson El Paso Hudspeth Unemployment Rates Texas: 5.6%* 3.9% and below (42) 4.0% to 4.9% (73) 5.0% to 5.5% (56) 5.6% to 6.5% (44) 6.6% and above (39) Unemployment Rates by County July 2014 Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Program *Not Seasonally Adjusted Prepared by the Labor Market and Career Information Department, TWC (08/15/2014)
  15. 15. 15 T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E W T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O N L 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 A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 GLOSSARY OF LABOR MARKET TERMS Actual or Not SeasonallyAdjusted - This term is used to describe data series not subject to the seasonal adjustment process. In other words, the effects of regular, or seasonal, patterns have not been removed from these series. Civilian Labor Force (CLF) - Is that portion of the population age 16 and older who are employed or unemployed. To be considered unemployed, a person has to be not working but willing and able to work and actively seeking work. Consumer Price Index (CPI) - Is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services. The CPI provides a way for consumers to compare what the market basket of goods and services costs this month with what the same market basket cost a month or a year ago. Current Employment Statistics (CES) - A monthly survey of nonfarm business establishments used to collect wage and salary employment, workers hours, and payroll, by industry and area. It is sometimes known as Nonagricultural Employment. Employed (Emp) - Persons 16 years and over in the civilian noninstitutional population who, during the reference week, (a) did any work at all (at least 1 hour) as paid employees, worked in their own business, profession, or on their own farm, or worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in an enterprise operated by a member of the family, and (b) all those who were not working but who had jobs or businesses from which they were temporarily absent because of vacation, illness, bad weather, childcare problems, maternity or paternity leave, labor-management dispute, job training, or other family or personal reasons, whether or not they were paid for the time off or were seeking other jobs. Each employed person is counted only once, even if he or she holds more than one job. Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) - The Federal/State cooperative program which produces employment and unemployment estimates for states and local areas. These estimates are developed by State Employment SecurityAgencies in accordance with Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) definitions and procedures. Data is used for planning and budgetary purposes as an indication of need for employment and training services programs. Estimates are also used to allocate Federal funds. Metropolitan Division (MD) -AMetropolitan StatisticalArea which contains a single core with a population of 2.5 million or more may be subdivided into 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 the Fort Worth-Arlington MD, which combine to form the Dallas-Fort Worth- Arlington MSA. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) - A geographic area that contains at least one urbanized area of 50,000 or more population plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core urban area. An MSA in Texas is made up of one or more counties. The U.S. Office of Management and Budget defines metropolitan areas according to published standards that are applied to Census Bureau data. Texas has 25 MSAs and two Metropolitan Divisions (MD). Seasonally Adjusted (SA) - Seasonal adjustment removes the effects of events that follow a more or less regular pattern each year. These adjustments make it easier to observe the cyclical and other non-seasonal movements in a data series. Unemployed (Unemp) - Persons 16 years and over who had no employment during the reference week, were available for work, except for temporary illness, and had made specific efforts to find employment sometime during the 4-week period ending with the reference week. Persons who were waiting to be recalled to a job from which they had been laid off need not have been looking for work to be classified as unemployed. Kohl’s Opens Operations Center DALLAS, TX (Dallas Business Journal)—Kohl’s Department Stores has opened its new customer service operations center in Dallas. The two- building, three-story facility in far north Dallas will be used to support the Kohl’s Charge payment program and Kohls.com. It is expected to create more than 1,500 full-time and part-time jobs within the next four years. The Wisconsin-based company expects to begin hiring about 500 employees in the next few months. The space that was leased by Kohl’s last year was formerly occupied by Plano- basedAlliance Data. Kohl’s also operates a 951,000 square-foot distribution center in Corsicana and an e-commerce fulfillment center in DeSoto. Kohl’s has 85 stores in Texas, 27 of which are in Dallas-Fort Worth. Schwab to Bring Tech Jobs AUSTIN, TX (Austin American-Statesman--Laylan Copelin and Brian Gaar)—Financial services firm Charles Schwab wants to add 823 high- paying jobs to its North Austin regional office, according to the governor’s office. Governor Rick Perry said the state would grant $4.5 million to the company, pending approval of local incentives by the Travis County Commissioners Court. Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe said that the planned site is at IBM’s Tivoli Software campus, which is across Burnet Road from the Domain shopping, office, and residential center in North Austin. Currently, Schwab has about 1,000 employees in Austin working in technology, retirement plan services, trading, marketing, human resources, and other areas, Sarah Bulgatz, director of public relations for Charles Schwab, said. The first phase of office construction should be completed by the end of 2016. A second phase of construction is due completion by the end of 2023. El Paso to Gain Jobs EL PASO, TX (El Paso Times)—The Charles Schwab Corporation is going to create about 445 data entry and processing jobs with an average income of $35,000 a year in El Paso at a new operations center, officials announced. The operations center, which will be in West El Paso by early 2015, was announced by Mayor Oscar Leeser. Leeser said during a news conference at City Hall, “This is so exciting for our community. It’s exciting because of the interest that these companies are showing in our community. These are jobs that will impact the quality of life in El Paso in a positive way.” Texas Instruments Opens Research Facility SUGAR LAND,TX (Fort Bend Sun)—Two and a half years after announcing its Stafford production plant closure, Texas Instruments (TI) officially opened its new research and development facility bringing 375 jobs and $35 million in new capital investment to the city of Sugar Land. Located near U.S. Highway 59, across the street from University of Houston Sugar Land, the three-story building features an array of amenities for its employees. According to David Thomas, TI vice president of worldwide facilities, “What the facilities team was able to do here was take every good idea we learned from around the world and apply them here.” TI is one of Fort Bend County’s oldest corporate citizens, first opening its manufacturing plant for silicon wafers back in 1967. HAPPENINGS AROUND THE STATE
  16. 16. 16 T E X A S W O R K F O R C E C O M M I S S I O N L 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 The Texas Labor Market Review (TLMR) is published monthly by the Labor Market & Career Information Department of the Texas Workforce Commission. Material in the TLMR is not copyrighted and may be reproduced. The TWC would appreciate credit for the material used and a copy of the reprint. For assistance in finding this publication on our website, please contact us at the numbers below. Phone (512) 936-3278 Toll Free 1-866-938-4444 Fax (512) 936-3208 Website www.tracer2.com E-mail lmci@twc.state.tx.us You can view the TLMR online by going to www.tracer2.com and selecting “LMCI Publications”. Richard Froeschle, LMCI Director TLMR Staff: Veronica Sanchez Downey, Editor Spencer Franklin/Gabriel Guzman, Layout and Design Contributors: Phil Arnold, Spencer Franklin, Gabriel Guzman, David Jesus, Robert Luttner Equal Opportunity Employer/Programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available, on request, to individuals with disabilities. Contact Relay Texas @ 7-1-1 Please recycle Texas Labor Market Review Labor Market & Career Information INDICATORS JUL 2014 5.6% JUL 2014 5.1% JUN 2014 5.5% JUN 2014 5.1% JUL 2013 6.7% JUL 2013 6.4% JUL 2014 6.5% JUL 2014 6.2% JUN 2014 6.3% JUN 2014 6.1% JUL 2013 7.7% JUL 2013 7.3% JUL 2014 11,568,300 JUL 2014 11,607,800 JUN 2014 11,605,300 JUN 2014 11,561,200 JUL 2013 11,159,600 JUL 2013 11,211,600 OTM Change 37,000 OTM Change 46,600 OTY Change 408,700 OTY Change 396,200 JUL 2014 79,317 JUL 2014 705,338 JUN 2014 81,650 JUN 2014 724,937 JUL 2013 90,330 JUL 2013 792,242 Annual Change U.S. JUN 2014 2.1% JUL 2014 301,700 Dallas Fort Worth MAY 2014 1.8% JUN 2014 302,500 Houston Galveston JUN 2014 3.3% JUL 2013 274,100 OTM Change 800 OTY Change 27,600 JUL 2014 $ 103.59 OTM Change $ 1.65 JUN 2014 $ 105.24 OTY Change $ 1.02 JUL 2013 $ 104.61 Texas Unemployment Rate Unemployment Insurance Claims Filed Texas Nonagricultural Wage & Salary Employment U.S. Unemployment Rate West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil ($/barrel) Consumer Price Index (CPI) Personnel Supply Actual (Not Seasonally Adjusted) Actual (Not Seasonally Adjusted) Initial Claims Seasonally Adjusted Seasonally Adjusted Not Seasonally Adjusted Seasonally Adjusted Continued Claims 16 TEXAS SURPASSES U.S. IN ANNUAL AVERAGE WAGES $36,219 $30,000 $40,000 $50,000 $60,000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 United States Texas Average Annual Wages in Texas and the United States: 2001 2013 Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages $51,191 According to the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data, Texas surpassed the United States in paid annual average wages in 2007. Texas has recently widened its lead, recording an average annual wage of $51,191 in 2013 compared to the U.S. level of $49,804. The U.S. led Texas narrowly in 2001 with an average annual wage of $36,219 compared to $36,042.

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