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    • M A Y 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)Support, andWaste Management Remediation Services accounted for morethan two-thirds of the yearly gains with the addition of 42,500 jobs.Following a revised gain of 1,700 jobs in March, Construction employmentexperienced its largestApril gain on record with the addition of 6,000 jobs.The industry’s year-to-date gain of 20,300 jobs reflected the strongest startto the year in series history. Construction added 41,500 jobs over the yearand the industry’s annual growth rate of 7.1 percent in April marked itshighest level since February 2008.Employment in Government expanded for the third month in a row and thesixth time in seven months as the series added an estimated 4,700 jobs inApril. Local Government employment climbed by 4,900 positions over themonth and State Government employment edged up by 500 positions, whileFederal Government pared an estimated 700 jobs from its employmentrolls over the month. The annual growth rate for Government employmentrose from 0.7 percent in March to 1.1 percent in April.Mining and Logging employment expanded by an estimated 2,500 jobsin April. Since the start of 2010, the industry has experienced only onemonth of job declines. Over the past three months, Mining and Loggingemployment has grown by 5,300 positions. Mining and Loggingemployment increased by 16,800 jobs on an annual basis for an over-the-year growth rate of 6.3 percent.Education and Health Services employment expanded for the ninth monthin a row with the addition of an estimated 1,900 positions in April. Thismajor industry added a total of 5,500 jobs over the past three months. Theannual growth rate in Education and Health Services slipped to 2.8 percentinApril, which represented a gain of 41,300 jobs over the year and broughtthe employment level in the series to 1,495,300 positions.Information employment grew by 1,400 jobs in April in a reversal ofMarch’s revised loss of 900 positions. The industry’s year-to-date gainof 400 jobs marked its strongest start to the year since 2005. Informationemployment added 1,800 jobs over the year as the annual growth rateincreased to 0.9 percent.Employment in Financial Activities advanced for the second consecutivemonth as the series recorded an estimated hike of 1,300 positions inApril. Employment in the series moved up by a total of 4,400 jobs overthe past three months, exactly matching the 4,400-job increase seen inthe series over the same period in 2012. Employment gains in April wereconcentrated within Real Estate, Rental, and Leasing, which showed aboost of 2,000 jobs over the month, while employment in Finance andInsurance slid by 700 jobs. The annual growth rate for employment inFinancial Activities was nearly unchanged in April at 2.0 percent.0.0%0.5%1.0%1.5%2.0%2.5%3.0%3.5%15,00010,0005,00005,00010,00015,00020,000Apr 12 Aug 12 Dec 12 Apr 13Trade, Transportation, and UtilitiesMonthly Employment Change and Annual Growth Rate(Statewide, Seasonally Adjusted)Monthly Employment ChangeAnnual 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 grew by an estimated33,100 positions in April as the series rebounded from a reviseddrop of 5,200 jobs in March. Eight of the 11 major industries showedemployment increases over the month, led by an increase of an estimated16,000 jobs in Trade, Transportation, and Utilities. Total NonagriculturalEmployment ended the month at an estimated level of 11,146,000 jobs, anincrease of 326,100 jobs over the year. The annual growth rate for TotalNonagricultural Employment was unchanged at 3.0 percent in April andhas now stood at or above 2.6 percent since the beginning of 2012.Trade, Transportation, and Utilities employment experienced its second-largest monthly expansion with the addition of 16,000 jobs inApril. RetailTrade added 12,700 jobs, while Wholesale Trade grew by 4,500 positions.Transportation,Warehousing, and Utilities contracted with the loss of 1,200jobs. Despite the strongApril showing, the year-to-date job gain of 7,700positions for Trade, Transportation, and Utilities lagged behind the growthseen in 2011 and 2012. The industry added 58,400 jobs over the year asits annual growth rate edged up to 2.7 percent. Retail Trade accounted formore than half of the yearly growth with the addition of 35,100 jobs.Professional and Business Services added jobs for a third consecutivemonth with the addition of 8,000 positions in April. The loss of 4,800jobs in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services was more thanoffset by a gain of 12,600 jobs in Administrative, Support, and WasteManagement Remediation Services. The year-to-date job gain of 35,800jobs in Professional and Business Services marked the industry’s strongeststart to the year in series history. The industry added 62,000 jobs over theyear as its annual growth rate held steady at 4.4 percent. Administrative,
    • 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 W2M A Y 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. RateApril 2013 12,736,100 11,955,400 780,700 6.1 154,739,000 143,724,000 11,014,000 7.1March 2013 12,685,600 11,885,800 799,800 6.3 154,512,000 142,698,000 11,815,000 7.6April 2012 12,541,300 11,721,300 820,000 6.5 153,905,000 141,995,000 11,910,000 7.7Seasonally Adjusted CLF Employment Unemp. Rate CLF Employment Unemp. RateApril 2013 12,753,500 11,937,800 815,700 6.4 155,238,000 143,579,000 11,659,000 7.5March 2013 12,721,800 11,907,500 814,300 6.4 155,028,000 143,286,000 11,742,000 7.6April 2012 12,585,100 11,706,800 878,300 7.0 154,451,000 141,934,000 12,518,000 8.1INDUSTRY TITLE Apr. 2013* Mar. 2013 Apr. 2012 Absolute Percent Absolute PercentChange Change Change ChangeTotal Nonagricultural 11,146,000 11,112,900 10,819,900 33,100 0.3 326,100 3.0Total Private 9,337,400 9,309,000 9,030,600 28,400 0.3 306,800 3.4Goods Producing 1,771,400 1,765,400 1,709,900 6,000 0.3 61,500 3.6Mining and Logging 283,800 281,300 267,000 2,500 0.9 16,800 6.3Construction 622,000 616,000 580,500 6,000 1.0 41,500 7.1Manufacturing 865,600 868,100 862,400 2,500 0.3 3,200 0.4Service Providing 9,374,600 9,347,500 9,110,000 27,100 0.3 264,600 2.9Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 2,224,500 2,208,500 2,166,100 16,000 0.7 58,400 2.7Information 198,800 197,400 197,000 1,400 0.7 1,800 0.9Financial Activities 669,300 668,000 655,900 1,300 0.2 13,400 2.0Professional and Business Services 1,458,700 1,450,700 1,396,700 8,000 0.6 62,000 4.4Education and Health Services 1,495,300 1,493,400 1,454,000 1,900 0.1 41,300 2.8Leisure and Hospitality 1,130,000 1,134,700 1,073,400 4,700 0.4 56,600 5.3Other Services 389,400 390,900 377,600 1,500 0.4 11,800 3.1Government 1,808,600 1,803,900 1,789,300 4,700 0.3 19,300 1.1TEXAS NONAGRICULTURAL WAGE AND SALARY EMPLOYMENTSEASONALLY ADJUSTEDMar. 13 to Apr. 13 Apr. 12 to Apr. 13
    • 3T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E WM A Y 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.Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12 Change % Change Change % ChangeTOTAL NONFARM 11,159,600 11,095,700 10,828,500 63,900 0.6% 331,100 3.1%TOTAL PRIVATE 9,320,500 9,262,100 9,008,300 58,400 0.6% 312,200 3.5%GOODS PRODUCING 1,763,600 1,753,900 1,701,600 9,700 0.6% 62,000 3.6%Mining and Logging (NAICS 21, 1133) 283,700 280,800 265,800 2,900 1.0% 17,900 6.7%Oil and Gas Extraction (NAICS 211) 102,800 101,300 94,500 1,500 1.5% 8,300 8.8%Support Activities for Mining (NAICS 213) 171,400 170,200 159,900 1,200 0.7% 11,500 7.2%Construction (NAICS 23) 617,800 608,500 576,200 9,300 1.5% 41,600 7.2%Construction of Buildings (NAICS 236) 136,500 133,900 129,600 2,600 1.9% 6,900 5.3%Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction (NAICS 237) 131,300 127,500 121,700 3,800 3.0% 9,600 7.9%Specialty Trade Contractors (NAICS 238) 350,000 347,100 324,900 2,900 0.8% 25,100 7.7%Manufacturing (NAICS 31 33) 862,100 864,600 859,600 2,500 0.3% 2,500 0.3%Durable Goods 575,500 575,500 566,300 0 0.0% 9,200 1.6%Wood Product Manufacturing (NAICS 321) 20,200 19,900 19,200 300 1.5% 1,000 5.2%Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing (NAICS 327) 32,800 32,600 32,100 200 0.6% 700 2.2%Primary Metal Manufacturing (NAICS 331) 22,800 22,600 22,000 200 0.9% 800 3.6%Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (NAICS 332) 136,100 134,800 131,600 1,300 1.0% 4,500 3.4%Machinery Manufacturing (NAICS 333) 106,000 107,100 102,800 1,100 1.0% 3,200 3.1%Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing (NAICS 334) 95,400 96,200 97,400 800 0.8% 2,000 2.1%Electric Equipment, Appliance, and Component Mfg (NAICS 335) 19,500 19,500 18,700 0 0.0% 800 4.3%Transportation Equipment Manufacturing (NAICS 336) 92,100 92,400 91,800 300 0.3% 300 0.3%Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (NAICS 337) 22,000 21,800 21,700 200 0.9% 300 1.4%Miscellaneous Manufacturing (NAICS 339) 28,600 28,600 29,000 0 0.0% 400 1.4%Nondurable Goods 286,600 289,100 293,300 2,500 0.9% 6,700 2.3%Food Manufacturing (NAICS 311) 81,700 83,800 85,600 2,100 2.5% 3,900 4.6%Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing (NAICS 312) 11,800 11,700 11,500 100 0.9% 300 2.6%Paper Manufacturing (NAICS 322) 16,700 16,600 17,300 100 0.6% 600 3.5%Printing and Related Support Manufacturing (NAICS 323) 25,500 25,500 26,200 0 0.0% 700 2.7%Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing (NAICS 324) 25,100 25,000 24,700 100 0.4% 400 1.6%Chemical Manufacturing (NAICS 325) 75,600 75,500 73,100 100 0.1% 2,500 3.4%Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing (NAICS 326) 37,900 38,000 37,700 100 0.3% 200 0.5%Texas Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Not Seasonally Adjusted)Mar 13 to Apr 13 Apr 12 to Apr 136.0%4.0%2.0%0.0%2.0%4.0%6.0%Jan93Jul93Jan94Jul94Jan95Jul95Jan96Jul96Jan97Jul97Jan98Jul98Jan99Jul99Jan00Jul00Jan01Jul01Jan02Jul02Jan03Jul03Jan04Jul04Jan05Jul05Jan06Jul06Jan07Jul07Jan08Jul08Jan09Jul09Jan10Jul10Jan11Jul11Jan12Jul12Jan13Annual Growth RateMining&LoggingConstruction Manufacturing WholesaleTradeRetailTradeTransportation,Warehousing,&UtilitiesInformation FinancialActivitiesProfessional&BusinessServicesEducation&HealthServicesLeisure&HospitalityOtherServicesGovernment10,000010,00020,000Statewide Over the Month Change (Not Seasonally Adjusted)March 2013 to April 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 W4M A Y 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.Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12 Change % Change Change % ChangeSERVICE PROVIDING 9,396,000 9,341,800 9,126,900 54,200 0.6% 269,100 3.0%Private Service Providing 7,556,900 7,508,200 7,306,700 48,700 0.7% 250,200 3.4%Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (NAICS 42,44,45,48,49,22) 2,210,700 2,195,500 2,147,800 15,200 0.7% 62,900 2.9%Wholesale Trade (NAICS 42) 556,900 553,500 535,800 3,400 0.6% 21,100 3.9%Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (NAICS 423) 317,700 315,600 304,800 2,100 0.7% 12,900 4.2%Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (NAICS 424) 167,800 166,300 162,300 1,500 0.9% 5,500 3.4%Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (NAICS 425) 71,400 71,600 68,700 200 0.3% 2,700 3.9%Retail Trade (NAICS 44 45) 1,209,600 1,195,500 1,166,800 14,100 1.2% 42,800 3.7%Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers (NAICS 441) 159,700 159,400 152,600 300 0.2% 7,100 4.7%Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores (NAICS 442) 36,000 36,100 36,500 100 0.3% 500 1.4%Electronics and Appliance Stores (NAICS 443) 41,200 41,200 41,100 0 0.0% 100 0.2%Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies (NAICS 444) 100,400 96,900 95,200 3,500 3.6% 5,200 5.5%Food and Beverage Stores (NAICS 445) 213,100 210,000 208,600 3,100 1.5% 4,500 2.2%Health and Personal Care Stores (NAICS 446) 69,600 69,200 67,100 400 0.6% 2,500 3.7%Gasoline Stations (NAICS 447) 79,200 78,100 71,800 1,100 1.4% 7,400 10.3%Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores (NAICS 448) 124,900 122,000 117,500 2,900 2.4% 7,400 6.3%Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores (NAICS 451) 36,900 37,200 37,800 300 0.8% 900 2.4%General Merchandise Stores (NAICS 452) 264,300 261,300 261,100 3,000 1.2% 3,200 1.2%Miscellaneous Store Retailers (NAICS 453) 63,900 63,600 57,400 300 0.5% 6,500 11.3%Nonstore Retailers (NAICS 454) 20,400 20,500 20,100 100 0.5% 300 1.5%Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities (NAICS 48 49,22) 444,200 446,500 445,200 2,300 0.5% 1,000 0.2%Transportation and Warehousing (NAICS 48,49) 397,300 399,200 397,200 1,900 0.5% 100 0.0%Air Transportation (NAICS 481) 58,900 59,100 61,200 200 0.3% 2,300 3.8%Truck Transportation (NAICS 484) 126,900 125,700 124,800 1,200 1.0% 2,100 1.7%Pipeline Transportation (NAICS 486) 16,200 16,300 16,200 100 0.6% 0 0.0%Support Activities for Transportation (NAICS 488) 74,100 75,600 72,900 1,500 2.0% 1,200 1.7%Couriers and Messengers (NAICS 492) 35,200 35,900 34,700 700 2.0% 500 1.4%Warehousing and Storage (NAICS 493) 46,500 46,900 46,700 400 0.9% 200 0.4%Utilities (NAICS 22) 46,900 47,300 48,000 400 0.9% 1,100 2.3%Information (NAICS 51) 197,900 197,500 196,500 400 0.2% 1,400 0.7%Publishing Industries (Except Internet) (NAICS 511) 39,600 39,500 40,500 100 0.3% 900 2.2%Telecommunications (NAICS 517) 85,300 85,000 86,000 300 0.4% 700 0.8%Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services (NAICS 518) 29,800 29,600 28,800 200 0.7% 1,000 3.5%Financial Activities (NAICS 52,53) 666,500 663,600 654,300 2,900 0.4% 12,200 1.9%Finance and Insurance (NAICS 52) 484,800 484,400 477,000 400 0.1% 7,800 1.6%Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (NAICS 522) 252,200 252,000 248,800 200 0.1% 3,400 1.4%Securities, Commodities Contracts, and Other Financial (NAICS 523) 52,100 52,000 50,600 100 0.2% 1,500 3.0%Insurance Carriers and Related Activities (NAICS 524) 169,700 170,000 167,600 300 0.2% 2,100 1.3%Real Estate and Rental and Leasing (NAICS 53) 181,700 179,200 177,300 2,500 1.4% 4,400 2.5%Real Estate (NAICS 531) 121,700 120,500 120,700 1,200 1.0% 1,000 0.8%Rental and Leasing Services (NAICS 532) 57,100 56,900 54,400 200 0.4% 2,700 5.0%Professional and Business Services (NAICS 54,55,56) 1,452,700 1,439,500 1,395,600 13,200 0.9% 57,100 4.1%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (NAICS 54) 636,000 637,000 618,100 1,000 0.2% 17,900 2.9%Management of Companies and Enterprises (NAICS 55) 88,400 88,000 86,600 400 0.5% 1,800 2.1%Admin and Support and Waste Mgmt and Remediation (NAICS 56) 728,300 714,500 690,900 13,800 1.9% 37,400 5.4%Administrative and Support Services (NAICS 561) 699,600 686,000 663,000 13,600 2.0% 36,600 5.5%Education and Health Services (NAICS 61,62) 1,501,900 1,497,600 1,452,300 4,300 0.3% 49,600 3.4%Educational Services (NAICS 61) 175,500 172,800 170,200 2,700 1.6% 5,300 3.1%Health Care and Social Assistance (NAICS 62) 1,326,400 1,324,800 1,282,100 1,600 0.1% 44,300 3.5%Ambulatory Health Care Services (NAICS 621) 646,500 644,600 618,000 1,900 0.3% 28,500 4.6%Hospitals (NAICS 622) 306,100 306,400 299,500 300 0.1% 6,600 2.2%Nursing and Residential Care Facilities (NAICS 623) 176,800 176,900 173,700 100 0.1% 3,100 1.8%Social Assistance (NAICS 624) 197,000 196,900 190,900 100 0.1% 6,100 3.2%Leisure and Hospitality (NAICS 71,72) 1,137,800 1,126,300 1,082,300 11,500 1.0% 55,500 5.1%Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (NAICS 71) 116,600 117,600 109,900 1,000 0.9% 6,700 6.1%Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation (NAICS 713) 82,900 83,000 77,200 100 0.1% 5,700 7.4%Accommodation and Food Services (NAICS 72) 1,021,200 1,008,700 972,400 12,500 1.2% 48,800 5.0%Accommodation (NAICS 721) 113,800 110,800 106,900 3,000 2.7% 6,900 6.5%Food Services and Drinking Places (NAICS 722) 907,400 897,900 865,500 9,500 1.1% 41,900 4.8%Other Services (NAICS 81) 389,400 388,200 377,900 1,200 0.3% 11,500 3.0%Repair and Maintenance (NAICS 811) 119,700 117,800 114,100 1,900 1.6% 5,600 4.9%Personal and Laundry Services (NAICS 812) 99,200 98,200 96,100 1,000 1.0% 3,100 3.2%Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Prof Organizations (NAICS 813) 170,500 172,200 167,700 1,700 1.0% 2,800 1.7%Government 1,839,100 1,833,600 1,820,200 5,500 0.3% 18,900 1.0%Federal Government 198,600 198,200 200,700 400 0.2% 2,100 1.1%State Government 372,400 371,400 368,700 1,000 0.3% 3,700 1.0%Local Government 1,268,100 1,264,000 1,250,800 4,100 0.3% 17,300 1.4%Texas Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Not Seasonally Adjusted)Mar 13 to Apr 13 Apr 12 to Apr 13
    • 5T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E WM A Y 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 NonagriculturalWage and Salary Employment increased by 53,300jobs inApril in the Metropolitan StatisticalAreas. The over-the-monthchange was larger than the prior month’s revised increase of 45,700 jobsand brought total estimated employment to 9,990,500 positions. Thisincrease marked the third consecutive monthly gain and the 20th increasefor the previous 24 months. April also brought the three-month total gainto a sum of 189,000 jobs, but this climb in employment was less than theamount gained in 2011 and 2012. The Houston-Sugar Land-BaytownMSA led all areas by gaining 18,400 jobs over the month. This wasfollowed by the Dallas-Plano-Irving area with 14,300 jobs and the FortWorth-Arlington area with 9,200 jobs. Over the year, 305,900 jobs wereadded to the Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary payrolls, representinga 3.2 percent annual growth rate. The annual growth rate has been positivesince May 2010. Since last April, 23 areas grew in employment, led bythe Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown MSA with 111,200 jobs. In terms ofpercentage increase, the Midland MSA led all areas with 6.9 percent.This was followed closely by its neighboring area, the Odessa MSA,with 6.1 percent. The Fort Worth-Arlington area and the Houston-SugarLand-Baytown MSA followed, each at a 4.2 percent annual growth rate.Leisure and Hospitality experienced the most growth of all industriesover the month, adding 14,900 jobs. Although the employment additionwas smaller than either of the previous two months’ additions, April’sgain matched last year’s over-the-month employment gain. SinceJanuary, the industry netted 45,600 jobs, keeping job growth in line withprevious gains made for this same time period through the recordedseries. The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown MSA added the most jobsof all areas, increasing by 6,300 positions. The Dallas-Plano-Irvingarea and the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA followed with2,900 jobs and 1,400 jobs, respectively. The Midland MSA, however,led all areas in terms of percentage growth with a 2.6 percent increase.Since April 2012, Leisure and Hospitality expanded by 46,000 jobs,11,400 more jobs than the amount added from April 2011 to April2012. The annual growth rate of 4.6 percent in April marked the 33rdconsecutive month of positive growth rates. Over the year, 23 areasadded employment, led by the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown MSAwith 14,600 jobs. The College Station-Bryan MSA led all areas in termsof percentages with a 22.1 percent increase. Other areas experiencingdouble-digit increases in annual growth rates were the San Angeloand the Laredo MSAs at 13.7 percent and 11.0 percent, respectively.Employment in Mining, Logging, and Construction continued to growas 7,700 jobs were added in April. This month also marked the thirdconsecutive month of net jobs gained and put estimated employment at766,400 jobs. The three-month total gain of 29,000 jobs surpassed thoseof prior years for this same time period. The Amarillo MSA had thelargest monthly percentage increase at 3.3 percent. This was followedby the College Station-Bryan and the San Antonio-New Braunfels-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 ChangeMarch 2013 to April 2013 (Not Seasonally Adjusted)MSAs at 2.9 percent and 2.6 percent, respectively. In the last 12 months,employment in Mining, Logging, and Construction expanded by 57,000jobs and the annual growth rate increased from 7.6 percent in March to8.0 percent in April. The Odessa and the Midland MSAs led all areas inannual growth with rates of 14.9 percent and 14.4 percent, respectively.Three other areas that grew more than 10.0 percent were the CorpusChristi MSA, the Fort Worth-Arlington area, and the Dallas-Plano-Irvingarea with 13.5 percent, 13.3 percent, and 10.8 percent, respectively.Retail Trade continued to expand inApril as 12,600 jobs were added afterMarch’s revised increase of 2,600 jobs. TheApril increase was the largestjump in employment for that month in the recorded series, outpacing lastyear’s increase of 7,000 jobs for April. Over the last three months, 3,000jobs were added, contrasting last year’s loss of 3,300 jobs over the sametimeframe. The Dallas-Plano-Irving area led all areas in monthly growth,increasing 4,100 jobs. The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown MSAfollowedat 3,500 jobs, and the San Antonio-New Braunfels MSA rounded out thetop three areas with an employment increase of 1,300 jobs. The Dallas-Plano-Irving area and the Waco MSAtied for the largest increase in termsof percentage growth, each with a 1.9 percent increase. Retail Tradecontinued to grow as 40,200 jobs were added over the year, making the3.9 percent annual growth rate inApril the highest rate seen since February2000. No area lost employment over the year. The Midland MSAhad thelargest annual growth rate with 8.3 percent. The Odessa MSA followedwith 6.0 percent, and the Amarillo MSA was next with 5.0 percent.8.3%6.0%5.0%4.8% 4.8% 4.8%3.7%0.0%1.0%2.0%3.0%4.0%5.0%6.0%7.0%8.0%9.0%Highest Annual Growth Rates for Retail Trade,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 W6M A Y 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.Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12 Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12 Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12TOTAL NONFARM 2,780,700 2,762,300 2,669,500 2,174,900 2,160,600 2,107,200 926,900 917,700 889,700GOODS PRODUCING 541,800 538,300 513,700 279,000 278,700 272,500 159,200 157,800 148,900Mining, Logging, & Construction 292,100 287,700 273,500 117,500 116,700 106,000 66,300 64,900 58,500Manufacturing 249,700 250,600 240,200 161,500 162,000 166,500 92,900 92,900 90,400Durable Goods 169,900 170,800 161,700 114,500 114,800 118,200 67,600 67,500 65,200Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 57,900 57,500 55,300Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing 18,600 18,800 18,900 37,700 38,000 39,000 2,500 2,500 2,600Nondurable Goods 79,800 79,800 78,500 47,000 47,200 48,300 25,300 25,400 25,200SERVICE PROVIDING 2,238,900 2,224,000 2,155,800 1,895,900 1,881,900 1,834,700 767,700 759,900 740,800Private Service Providing 1,862,000 1,847,000 1,786,600 1,626,900 1,613,400 1,569,200 641,300 633,700 615,700Wholesale Trade 150,600 149,600 142,400 127,700 126,900 121,800 43,900 43,000 40,500Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 88,900 88,200 84,300 74,400 72,900 69,400 25,400 25,200 24,400Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 40,800 40,800 39,900 37,200 37,100 36,800 12,400 12,400 11,900Retail Trade 283,500 280,000 270,400 222,800 218,700 212,500 99,500 99,100 97,800Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 35,100 35,000 33,800 27,600 27,400 26,900Bldng. Material and Garden Eqpmnt. and Supplies Dlrs. 21,500 20,800 20,300 18,700 18,000 17,100 9,100 8,600 8,300Food and Beverage Stores 58,100 57,400 56,200 35,400 34,900 34,900 15,200 15,100 15,100Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 31,400 30,700 29,500 23,600 23,400 22,900General Merchandise Stores 59,700 59,200 60,000 46,500 46,400 46,500 22,700 22,500 23,300Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 129,800 131,400 127,800 77,100 76,700 75,300 64,400 64,000 65,400Utilities 16,100 16,300 16,600 5,900 5,900 5,800Information 31,900 31,800 31,000 63,600 63,200 64,400 13,300 13,300 13,600Telecommunications 15,200 15,200 15,200 30,500 30,400 30,500 7,000 6,900 7,100Financial Activities 141,900 140,400 139,000 195,100 195,300 187,300 55,200 55,700 54,700Finance and Insurance 90,500 89,700 89,400 150,000 150,400 143,900 42,200 42,900 42,000Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 43,400 43,000 42,800 76,500 76,300 73,900 26,100 26,100 26,100Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 29,300 29,100 29,500 52,100 51,900 50,600Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 51,400 50,700 49,600 45,100 44,900 43,400Professional and Business Services 417,100 414,800 403,100 383,800 381,700 367,100 107,800 103,800 100,200Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 198,400 198,200 193,100 166,100 166,800 162,700 37,800 37,200 35,800Admin. Support and Waste Mgmt. and Remediation 195,400 193,400 187,500 186,400 184,000 174,200 65,100 61,300 58,400Education and Health Services 342,200 341,200 324,300 270,300 267,800 262,800 120,400 119,100 113,500Health Care and Social Assistance 294,800 293,800 279,100 228,700 228,500 223,000 106,000 104,500 98,900Ambulatory Health Care Services 141,500 141,600 132,100 118,400 118,400 115,000Hospitals 77,300 76,600 74,000 50,800 51,000 50,400 27,400 27,500 26,700Leisure and Hospitality 268,800 262,500 254,200 210,600 207,700 204,200 103,100 102,100 96,700Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 27,800 27,600 27,200 24,200 23,100 23,300Accommodation and Food Services 241,000 234,900 227,000 186,400 184,600 180,900 87,800 87,000 83,700Food Services and Drinking Places 218,800 212,900 205,500 164,700 163,200 159,800 78,900 77,800 74,700Other Services 96,200 95,300 94,400 75,900 75,400 73,800 33,700 33,600 33,300Government 376,900 377,000 369,200 269,000 268,500 265,500 126,400 126,200 125,100Federal 27,500 27,400 27,300 29,600 29,600 30,100 15,300 15,600 15,000State 72,800 72,700 72,000 35,800 35,900 36,500 12,900 12,800 12,600Local 276,600 276,900 269,900 203,600 203,000 198,900 98,200 97,800 97,500Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12 Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12 Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12TOTAL NONFARM 887,800 886,000 874,000 850,000 845,800 818,600 286,700 286,100 283,500GOODS PRODUCING 93,700 92,300 90,600 95,200 95,000 91,300 30,900 30,800 30,300Mining, Logging, & Construction 47,500 46,300 43,900 44,300 44,300 41,000 13,000 12,900 12,600Manufacturing 46,200 46,000 46,700 50,900 50,700 50,300 17,900 17,900 17,700SERVICE PROVIDING 794,100 793,700 783,400 754,800 750,800 727,300 255,800 255,300 253,200Private Service Providing 632,200 631,700 621,900 582,700 579,100 557,800 186,900 186,600 183,700Wholesale Trade 29,500 29,400 29,700 45,500 45,300 44,000 9,800 9,700 9,800Retail Trade 99,600 98,300 96,000 89,400 88,500 86,400 36,100 35,800 35,500Food and Beverage Stores 18,100 18,000 18,300 17,900 17,400 17,100General Merchandise Stores 19,700 19,700 19,200 15,500 15,300 15,200 9,400 9,300 9,600Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 22,200 22,200 21,500 14,000 14,100 13,700 13,000 13,100 12,900Information 20,400 20,300 20,100 22,100 22,100 21,400 5,000 5,000 4,900Telecommunications 5,400 5,400 5,200 7,000 6,900 6,500Financial Activities 71,700 71,800 71,200 45,600 45,300 45,400 12,700 12,700 12,500Finance and Insurance 57,300 57,400 57,400 32,500 32,400 31,500Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 25,600 25,700 25,400 13,100 13,100 12,800Professional and Business Services 108,800 109,400 106,000 129,800 130,300 122,500 28,800 28,900 29,700Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 42,100 42,100 42,900 69,600 69,800 66,200Admin Support and Waste Mgmt and Remediation Svcs 56,500 55,800 53,700 53,500 53,100 51,600 19,900 19,800 20,600Education and Health Services 135,900 137,000 134,400 102,100 100,900 96,600 39,700 39,900 38,400Health Care and Social Assistance 119,600 120,900 118,000 85,500 84,200 82,000Hospitals 23,000 23,000 23,200 22,400 22,400 21,600Leisure and Hospitality 110,600 109,900 110,600 98,100 96,700 93,300 31,400 31,200 30,200Accommodation and Food Services 99,800 98,200 98,400 87,100 85,000 83,700Other Services 33,500 33,400 32,400 36,100 35,900 34,500 10,400 10,300 9,800Government 161,900 162,000 161,500 172,100 171,700 169,500 68,900 68,700 69,500Federal 34,900 34,800 35,100 13,600 13,300 13,300 13,000 13,000 13,000State 20,500 20,500 20,200 75,000 75,100 72,600 10,200 10,200 10,000Local 106,500 106,700 106,200 83,500 83,300 83,600 45,700 45,500 46,500Texas Metropolitan Statistical Areas Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Not Seasonally Adjusted)HOUSTON SUGAR LAND BAYTOWN DALLAS PLANO IRVING MD** FORT WORTH ARLINGTON MD**SAN ANTONIO NEW BRAUNFELS AUSTIN ROUND ROCK SAN MARCOS EL PASO
    • 7T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E WM A Y 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.Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12 Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12 Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12 Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12TOTAL NONFARM 67,600 67,300 66,200 113,500 112,900 112,700 161,100 161,900 162,600 133,200 133,500 131,300Mining, Logging, & Constr. 5,300 5,300 5,000 6,200 6,000 5,700 19,600 20,600 20,700 3,700 3,700 3,400Manufacturing 2,700 2,700 2,700 13,300 13,300 13,300 22,100 22,100 22,400 5,800 5,900 5,700Wholesale Trade 2,700 2,600 2,500 5,300 5,200 5,200 5,200 5,200 5,000 3,700 3,700 3,600Retail Trade 8,100 8,100 8,000 14,600 14,400 13,900 19,500 19,300 19,300 17,000 16,900 16,400Trans., Ware., & Util. 1,700 1,700 1,600 4,800 4,800 4,700 6,000 6,100 6,000 4,600 4,700 4,700Information 1,100 1,100 1,100 1,400 1,400 1,500 1,300 1,300 1,400 1,200 1,200 1,600Financial Activities 3,800 3,800 3,800 6,000 6,000 6,200 5,700 5,700 5,600 5,400 5,500 5,200Prof. & Business Services 5,800 5,600 5,000 8,100 8,200 8,200 13,700 13,600 14,100 10,100 9,900 10,500Educ. & Health Services 13,700 13,700 13,700 16,200 16,300 16,300 22,200 22,300 22,100 33,900 33,900 33,400Leisure & Hospitality 7,600 7,500 7,300 11,800 11,600 12,200 15,100 14,900 14,600 13,700 13,600 12,800Other Services 2,600 2,600 2,600 4,800 4,800 4,700 5,700 5,700 5,800 3,600 3,700 3,400Government 12,500 12,600 12,900 21,000 20,900 20,800 25,000 25,100 25,600 30,500 30,800 30,600Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12 Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12 Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12 Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12TOTAL NONFARM 100,400 99,500 97,700 191,500 190,400 184,600 131,600 131,100 128,600 95,300 95,600 92,700Mining, Logging, & Constr. 7,000 6,800 6,800 26,000 26,100 22,900 5,600 5,600 5,300 4,500 4,500 4,100Manufacturing 5,600 5,600 5,500 9,800 9,900 9,900 7,100 7,000 7,100 700 700 800Wholesale Trade 1,900 1,900 1,800 5,800 5,800 5,700 3,900 3,900 3,800 2,700 2,800 2,700Retail Trade 11,100 10,900 10,600 20,200 20,100 19,900 15,600 15,500 15,100 12,600 12,600 12,300Trans., Ware., & Util. 1,500 1,500 1,300 6,800 6,800 6,400 4,500 4,500 4,500 13,100 13,100 12,800Information 1,300 1,300 1,200 2,000 1,900 2,000 2,200 2,200 2,300 600 600 600Financial Activities 3,600 3,600 3,500 7,600 7,700 7,400 5,800 5,800 5,300 3,700 3,800 3,700Prof. & Business Services 6,700 6,700 6,500 15,300 15,300 15,700 9,300 9,200 9,100 7,500 7,500 7,400Educ. & Health Services 10,400 10,400 10,200 31,700 31,200 30,500 22,200 22,100 20,700 15,100 15,100 14,600Leisure & Hospitality 12,700 12,600 10,400 24,500 24,100 22,600 14,000 13,700 12,800 10,100 10,200 9,100Other Services 3,400 3,400 3,300 8,100 8,000 7,400 4,900 4,900 4,900 2,500 2,500 2,400Government 35,200 34,800 36,600 33,700 33,500 34,200 36,500 36,700 37,700 22,200 22,200 22,200Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12 Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12 Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12 Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12TOTAL NONFARM 103,100 102,800 102,100 131,000 130,400 128,900 233,000 233,100 229,500 85,400 84,400 79,900Mining, Logging, & Constr. 18,100 18,000 17,300 5,700 5,700 5,600 9,100 9,200 8,900 24,600 24,200 21,500Manufacturing 11,200 11,300 11,900 5,000 5,000 4,900 6,100 6,300 6,200 3,600 3,500 3,400Wholesale Trade 4,800 4,800 4,800 6,200 6,100 6,100 7,200 7,000 6,700 4,500 4,500 4,400Retail Trade 11,300 11,200 10,800 16,500 16,400 15,800 35,300 34,900 33,700 7,800 7,700 7,200Trans., Ware., & Util. 3,800 3,900 3,700 4,300 4,300 4,100 7,800 7,900 7,600 4,100 4,100 3,700Information 1,300 1,400 1,300 3,700 3,700 3,800 1,900 1,900 2,000 900 900 1,100Financial Activities 4,100 4,100 4,000 6,900 6,800 6,900 8,800 8,800 8,600 4,200 4,200 3,900Prof. & Business Services 9,000 8,900 8,700 11,200 11,200 10,600 15,300 15,000 15,300 8,900 8,800 8,800Educ. & Health Services 15,600 15,500 16,000 22,000 21,800 22,000 59,600 59,800 59,800 7,400 7,300 7,200Leisure & Hospitality 8,800 8,600 8,500 16,800 16,600 16,400 20,900 21,000 20,100 8,000 7,800 7,400Other Services 3,600 3,600 3,500 5,500 5,400 5,400 6,000 5,900 5,800 2,900 2,900 2,900Government 11,500 11,500 11,600 27,200 27,400 27,300 55,000 55,400 54,800 8,500 8,500 8,400Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12 Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12 Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12 Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12TOTAL NONFARM 74,900 75,100 70,600 47,500 47,300 45,800 43,100 43,100 42,500 56,500 56,500 56,900Mining, Logging, & Constr. 19,300 19,200 16,800 3,500 3,500 3,300 2,600 2,600 2,600 2,300 2,300 2,200Manufacturing 5,800 5,800 5,400 3,900 3,900 3,800 5,100 5,200 5,300 4,100 4,100 4,100Wholesale Trade 5,800 5,900 5,600 1,800 1,700 1,700 1,100 1,100 1,000 2,500 2,500 2,500Retail Trade 7,100 7,100 6,700 5,600 5,500 5,500 5,400 5,400 5,400 6,900 6,900 6,900Trans., Ware., & Util. 2,700 2,800 2,500 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,200 1,200 1,100 3,000 3,000 3,100Information 600 600 600 900 900 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 4,200 4,400 4,400 3,600 3,600 3,700 2,700 2,600 2,600 4,100 4,100 4,300Educ. & Health Services 5,800 5,800 5,900 8,100 8,000 7,900 9,100 9,100 8,900 9,300 9,300 9,200Leisure & Hospitality 7,500 7,500 6,900 5,800 5,700 5,100 4,900 4,800 4,800 5,800 5,700 5,700Other Services 3,500 3,400 3,400 2,000 2,000 1,900 1,500 1,500 1,500 2,200 2,200 2,200Government 9,600 9,600 9,500 9,200 9,400 8,900 6,200 6,300 6,200 13,200 13,300 13,600Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12 Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12 Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12 Apr 13* Mar 13 Apr 12TOTAL NONFARM 94,500 94,200 93,500 52,900 52,800 51,300 108,700 108,100 105,900 58,700 58,700 58,800Mining, Logging, & Constr. 5,500 5,500 5,400 7,300 7,400 7,100 6,300 6,200 5,900 3,500 3,500 3,400Manufacturing 5,100 5,200 5,300 5,900 5,900 5,900 14,700 14,700 14,500 5,100 5,200 5,400Wholesale Trade 3,400 3,300 3,300 2,100 2,100 1,900 4,000 4,000 3,900 1,700 1,800 1,800Retail Trade 12,000 11,900 11,900 6,600 6,500 6,300 11,000 10,800 10,800 7,600 7,600 7,400Trans., Ware., & Util. 3,600 3,600 3,700 1,500 1,500 1,500 2,800 2,800 2,800 1,900 1,900 1,800Information 2,300 2,300 2,300 400 400 400 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 8,300 8,200 3,800 3,800 3,500 9,300 9,100 8,700 4,000 4,100 4,200Educ. & Health Services 22,200 22,100 21,600 7,400 7,400 7,200 20,500 20,600 20,000 9,700 9,600 9,600Leisure & Hospitality 10,100 10,000 10,000 4,800 4,800 4,500 11,200 11,000 10,300 6,100 6,100 6,100Other Services 4,400 4,400 4,000 2,000 1,900 1,900 3,800 3,800 3,900 2,700 2,700 2,600Government 13,400 13,400 13,600 8,800 8,800 8,900 17,600 17,600 17,600 12,600 12,400 12,800Texas Metropolitan Statistical Areas Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Not Seasonally Adjusted)INDUSTRY ABILENE AMARILLO BEAUMONT PORT ARTHUR BROWNSVILLE HARLINGENINDUSTRY COLLEGE STATION BRYAN CORPUS CHRISTI KILLEEN TEMPLE FORT HOOD LAREDOINDUSTRY LONGVIEW LUBBOCK MCALLEN EDINBURG MISSION MIDLANDINDUSTRY ODESSA SAN ANGELO SHERMAN DENISON TEXARKANAINDUSTRY TYLER VICTORIA WACO WICHITA FALLS
    • 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 W8M A Y 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: 3.1%3.6% and above (6)2.6% to 3.5% (5)1.5% to 2.5% (5)0.0% to 1.4% (6)negative growth (3)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. (5/17/2013)0.7%1.6%-0.2%2.1%3.5%6.9%6.1%1.1%-0.7%1.0%1.1%2.8%2.6%2.3%3.8%-0.9%4.2%1.6%3.7%2.8%1.5%1.4%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 Falls67.6113.5850.0161.1133.2100.4191.53,101.8286.72,780.7131.695.3103.1131.0233.085.474.947.5887.843.156.594.552.9108.758.72.1%0.7%3.8%-0.9%1.4%2.8%3.7%3.5%1.1%4.2%2.3%2.8%1.0%1.6%1.5%6.9%6.1%3.7%1.6%1.4%-0.7%1.1%3.1%2.6%-0.2%MSAApr.2013Apr.2012% AnnualJob Growth66.2112.7818.6162.6131.397.7184.62,996.9283.52,669.5128.692.7102.1128.9229.579.970.645.8874.042.556.993.551.3105.958.83.7%1.4%3.1%
    • 9T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E WM A Y 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: 6.1%*0.0% to 4.9% (5)5.0% to 5.4% (5)5.5% to 5.9% (5)6.0% to 6.9% (6)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. (5/17/2013)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 Falls4.8 5.24.4 4.55.1 5.69.8 9.49.9 10.05.0 5.35.7 6.26.0 6.58.7 9.05.9 6.66.9 7.26.6 6.85.4 5.44.8 5.210.5 10.33.0 3.33.7 4.15.0 5.15.9 6.26.7 7.06.7 6.56.2 6.65.1 5.55.8 6.25.7 5.7AreaApr.2013Apr.2012 AreaApr.2013Apr.20128.7%4.4%4.8%3.0%3.7%5.0%4.8%5.7%6.0%5.8%6.9%5.1%5.9%6.6%5.7%9.9%10.5%5.9%5.4%6.2%6.7%6.7%5.0%5.1%9.8%
    • 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 W10M A Y 2 0 1 3For April, the Texas unemployment rate declined two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.1 percent. Thiswas an over-the-year decrease of 0.4 percentage points. Over the past three months, there has beenan average decline of 0.3 percentage points. For the United States, the unemployment rate decreased five-tenths of a percentage point to 7.1 percent. The Texas unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage point belowthe national unemployment rate and has remained at or below the national rate for 77 consecutive months.The Civilian Labor Force (CLF) increased over the month by 50,500 people, bringing the Texas laborforce to a total of 12,736,100 persons. This was the largest increase in the CLF since September 2012.The past three months have shown an average increase of 27,000 Texans joining the labor force. Since thebeginning of the year, the CLF has grown by 81,000 individuals. The CLF had an over-the-year growth of194,800 people.The number of jobholders ascended by 69,600 Texans in April to a total of 11,955,400 employedpersons. This was the largest monthly increase in jobholders since September 2012. The number ofemployed individuals has averaged an increase of 57,600 persons over each of the last three months. Overthe year, the number of employed in Texas rose by 234,100 jobholders. Since the beginning of the year,the number of employed Texans has increased by 172,900 persons. The number of jobseekers was 780,700persons, a decrease of 19,100 individuals over the month. This was the lowest number of Texans seekingwork since December 2012.The unemployment rate declined in 23 MSAs with the Lubbock MSA showing a decrease of 0.5percentage points, the largest decrease of any MSA. Three MSAs maintained the same unemploymentrate over the month. The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission MSA had the highest unemployment rate at 10.5percent. The lowest unemployment rate was held by the Midland MSA at 3.0 percent.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 RateApril 2013 (Not Seasonally Adjusted)1 Midland 3.02 Odessa 3.73 Amarillo 4.44 (tie) Abilene 4.8Lubbock 4.86 (tie) College Station Bryan 5.0San Angelo 5.08 (tie) Austin Round Rock San Marcos 5.1Victoria 5.110 Longview 5.411 (tie) Corpus Christi 5.7Wichita Falls 5.713 Waco 5.814 (tie) Houston Sugar Land Baytown 5.9San Antonio New Braunfels 5.916 Dallas Fort Worth Arlington 6.0Texas 6.117 Tyler 6.218 Laredo 6.619 (tie) Sherman Denison 6.7Texarkana 6.721 Killeen Temple Fort Hood 6.9United States 7.122 El Paso 8.723 Beaumont Port Arthur 9.824 Brownsville Harlingen 9.925 McAllen Edinburg Mission 10.5C.L.F. Emp. Unemp. Rate C.L.F. Emp. Unemp. Rate C.L.F. Emp. Unemp. RateUnited States 154,739.0 143,724.0 11,014.0 7.1 154,512.0 142,698.0 11,815.0 7.6 153,905.0 141,995.0 11,910.0 7.7Texas 12,736.1 11,955.4 780.7 6.1 12,685.6 11,885.8 799.8 6.3 12,541.3 11,721.3 820.0 6.5Abilene 85.1 81.0 4.1 4.8 84.8 80.6 4.2 4.9 84.0 79.7 4.3 5.2Amarillo 134.4 128.4 6.0 4.4 133.9 127.7 6.2 4.6 134.3 128.2 6.1 4.5Austin Round Rock San Marcos 984.6 934.6 50.0 5.1 982.7 930.6 52.1 5.3 957.3 904.1 53.2 5.6Beaumont Port Arthur 188.6 170.2 18.4 9.8 189.2 170.8 18.4 9.7 191.0 173.1 17.9 9.4Brownsville Harlingen 163.6 147.3 16.3 9.9 163.9 147.3 16.6 10.1 162.6 146.3 16.3 10.0College Station Bryan 116.9 111.0 5.9 5.0 115.8 109.9 5.9 5.1 115.5 109.4 6.1 5.3Corpus Christi 221.6 208.9 12.7 5.7 220.4 207.5 12.9 5.9 217.5 204.1 13.4 6.2Dallas Fort Worth Arlington 3,393.9 3,191.5 202.4 6.0 3,377.4 3,168.8 208.6 6.2 3,316.4 3,101.4 215.0 6.5Dallas Plano Irving MD 2,259.7 2,123.3 136.4 6.0 2,251.3 2,111.2 140.1 6.2 2,209.1 2,064.3 144.8 6.6Fort Worth Arlington MD 1,134.2 1,068.2 66.0 5.8 1,126.1 1,057.6 68.5 6.1 1,107.3 1,037.1 70.2 6.3El Paso 324.1 295.8 28.3 8.7 323.8 295.1 28.7 8.9 324.9 295.6 29.3 9.0Houston Sugar Land Baytown 3,089.6 2,905.9 183.7 5.9 3,072.4 2,885.2 187.2 6.1 3,015.6 2,817.2 198.4 6.6Killeen Temple Fort Hood 171.6 159.8 11.8 6.9 170.9 159.1 11.8 6.9 169.2 157.0 12.2 7.2Laredo 101.0 94.3 6.7 6.6 101.1 94.4 6.7 6.6 99.6 92.8 6.8 6.8Longview 117.0 110.7 6.3 5.4 116.5 110.0 6.5 5.6 117.2 110.9 6.3 5.4Lubbock 146.8 139.7 7.1 4.8 146.7 139.0 7.7 5.3 145.8 138.3 7.5 5.2McAllen Edinburg Mission 316.4 283.3 33.1 10.5 315.7 282.2 33.5 10.6 316.2 283.6 32.6 10.3Midland 94.4 91.5 2.9 3.0 93.5 90.6 2.9 3.1 88.6 85.6 3.0 3.3Odessa 86.5 83.3 3.2 3.7 86.5 83.3 3.2 3.7 82.3 79.0 3.3 4.1San Angelo 57.3 54.4 2.9 5.0 57.0 54.2 2.8 4.9 55.9 53.1 2.8 5.1San Antonio New Braunfels 1,023.8 963.8 60.0 5.9 1,022.4 960.8 61.6 6.0 1,022.3 958.7 63.6 6.2Sherman Denison 57.6 53.8 3.8 6.7 57.4 53.5 3.9 6.8 57.6 53.5 4.1 7.0Texarkana 63.9 59.6 4.3 6.7 63.5 59.1 4.4 6.9 65.4 61.2 4.2 6.5Tyler 101.6 95.3 6.3 6.2 101.5 95.0 6.5 6.4 102.3 95.6 6.7 6.6Victoria 61.8 58.6 3.2 5.1 61.8 58.6 3.2 5.2 60.7 57.4 3.3 5.5Waco 116.9 110.1 6.8 5.8 116.3 109.3 7.0 6.0 115.4 108.2 7.2 6.2Wichita Falls 71.9 67.8 4.1 5.7 71.9 67.6 4.3 5.9 72.5 68.4 4.1 5.7April 2013 March 2013 April 2012
    • 11T E X A S L A B O R M A R K E T R E V I E WM A Y 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.CountyApr2013Mar2013Apr2012MonthlyChangeYear AgoChangeCountyApr2013Mar2013Apr2012MonthlyChangeYear AgoChangeAnderson 6.8 7.1 7.2 0.3 0.4 Donley 5.4 5.8 4.9 0.4 0.5Andrews 3.5 3.4 3.7 0.1 0.2 Duval 5.9 6.0 6.6 0.1 0.7Angelina 6.2 6.3 6.4 0.1 0.2 Eastland 5.6 5.8 5.5 0.2 0.1Aransas 5.7 5.6 5.6 0.1 0.1 Ector 3.7 3.7 4.1 0.0 0.4Archer 5.1 4.8 4.6 0.3 0.5 Edwards 6.7 7.3 5.8 0.6 0.9Armstrong 4.2 4.3 5.3 0.1 1.1 Ellis 5.9 6.4 6.5 0.5 0.6Atascosa 5.9 6.0 6.5 0.1 0.6 El Paso 8.7 8.9 9.0 0.2 0.3Austin 5.7 5.8 5.8 0.1 0.1 Erath 5.1 5.2 5.2 0.1 0.1Bailey 6.6 7.6 6.1 1.0 0.5 Falls 8.1 7.9 8.0 0.2 0.1Bandera 5.2 5.4 5.8 0.2 0.6 Fannin 8.7 9.2 8.2 0.5 0.5Bastrop 5.7 6.6 6.2 0.9 0.5 Fayette 4.4 4.6 4.6 0.2 0.2Baylor 4.1 4.3 4.1 0.2 0.0 Fisher 5.1 5.2 5.0 0.1 0.1Bee 6.6 6.6 6.6 0.0 0.0 Floyd 9.5 8.6 6.5 0.9 3.0Bell 6.7 6.7 7.1 0.0 0.4 Foard 5.1 5.4 5.3 0.3 0.2Bexar 5.8 5.9 6.4 0.1 0.6 Fort Bend 5.5 5.6 5.9 0.1 0.4Blanco 5.0 5.0 5.2 0.0 0.2 Franklin 5.8 5.9 6.1 0.1 0.3Borden 2.5 2.4 3.2 0.1 0.7 Freestone 5.2 5.3 4.9 0.1 0.3Bosque 6.4 6.8 7.1 0.4 0.7 Frio 5.0 5.1 5.4 0.1 0.4Bowie 7.0 7.0 6.5 0.0 0.5 Gaines 4.4 4.3 4.3 0.1 0.1Brazoria 6.3 6.4 6.8 0.1 0.5 Galveston 6.5 6.7 7.3 0.2 0.8Brazos 4.9 4.9 5.1 0.0 0.2 Garza 5.6 5.4 6.0 0.2 0.4Brewster 4.4 4.5 4.4 0.1 0.0 Gillespie 3.8 3.9 3.9 0.1 0.1Briscoe 7.5 7.9 5.6 0.4 1.9 Glasscock 3.7 3.9 4.4 0.2 0.7Brooks 6.7 7.1 6.6 0.4 0.1 Goliad 4.8 4.7 5.2 0.1 0.4Brown 5.5 5.7 5.7 0.2 0.2 Gonzales 4.6 4.7 4.3 0.1 0.3Burleson 5.9 6.0 6.1 0.1 0.2 Gray 4.6 4.5 4.6 0.1 0.0Burnet 5.0 5.2 5.2 0.2 0.2 Grayson 6.7 6.8 7.0 0.1 0.3Caldwell 6.4 7.2 6.6 0.8 0.2 Gregg 5.3 5.3 5.2 0.0 0.1Calhoun 5.6 5.5 7.4 0.1 1.8 Grimes 5.9 6.0 6.2 0.1 0.3Callahan 4.5 4.8 4.7 0.3 0.2 Guadalupe 5.9 6.2 5.4 0.3 0.5Cameron 9.9 10.1 10.0 0.2 0.1 Hale 12.3 11.9 6.2 0.4 6.1Camp 6.7 7.1 7.2 0.4 0.5 Hall 7.5 7.7 8.0 0.2 0.5Carson 4.4 4.6 4.3 0.2 0.1 Hamilton 5.3 5.2 5.1 0.1 0.2Cass 8.9 9.1 8.7 0.2 0.2 Hansford 3.7 4.0 3.5 0.3 0.2Castro 5.1 5.1 4.8 0.0 0.3 Hardeman 4.7 5.4 4.9 0.7 0.2Chambers 6.7 6.8 7.5 0.1 0.8 Hardin 7.7 8.0 6.9 0.3 0.8Cherokee 7.1 7.4 7.2 0.3 0.1 Harris 6.0 6.1 6.7 0.1 0.7Childress 5.1 5.3 5.1 0.2 0.0 Harrison 6.4 6.4 6.4 0.0 0.0Clay 4.9 4.7 4.7 0.2 0.2 Hartley 4.0 4.4 4.1 0.4 0.1Cochran 7.1 7.6 7.4 0.5 0.3 Haskell 5.3 5.5 5.2 0.2 0.1Coke 5.6 5.4 5.5 0.2 0.1 Hays 5.0 5.2 5.5 0.2 0.5Coleman 5.7 5.8 5.6 0.1 0.1 Hemphill 2.2 2.3 2.1 0.1 0.1Collin 5.4 5.7 5.9 0.3 0.5 Henderson 6.8 7.0 7.0 0.2 0.2Collingsworth 4.5 4.4 4.3 0.1 0.2 Hidalgo 10.5 10.6 10.3 0.1 0.2Colorado 5.1 5.3 5.6 0.2 0.5 Hill 6.1 6.5 6.7 0.4 0.6Comal 7.1 7.6 5.8 0.5 1.3 Hockley 4.3 4.5 4.4 0.2 0.1Comanche 5.3 5.4 5.4 0.1 0.1 Hood 5.0 5.2 5.4 0.2 0.4Concho 6.3 6.9 6.7 0.6 0.4 Hopkins 5.2 5.3 5.7 0.1 0.5Cooke 4.2 4.3 4.2 0.1 0.0 Houston 8.4 8.9 9.2 0.5 0.8Coryell 8.1 8.1 8.3 0.0 0.2 Howard 5.4 5.7 5.7 0.3 0.3Cottle 5.3 5.0 6.4 0.3 1.1 Hudspeth 5.5 5.8 5.5 0.3 0.0Crane 4.8 4.9 5.4 0.1 0.6 Hunt 6.1 6.2 7.9 0.1 1.8Crockett 3.8 3.8 3.8 0.0 0.0 Hutchinson 5.3 5.4 5.3 0.1 0.0Crosby 6.2 6.7 6.8 0.5 0.6 Irion 3.2 3.3 4.7 0.1 1.5Culberson 3.2 3.3 3.6 0.1 0.4 Jack 4.4 4.4 4.3 0.0 0.1Dallam 3.5 3.6 3.7 0.1 0.2 Jackson 4.7 5.0 5.0 0.3 0.3Dallas 6.5 6.6 7.0 0.1 0.5 Jasper 9.6 9.8 9.4 0.2 0.2Dawson 6.5 6.7 6.9 0.2 0.4 Jeff Davis 4.3 4.9 5.1 0.6 0.8Deaf Smith 4.5 4.6 4.6 0.1 0.1 Jefferson 10.3 10.0 10.2 0.3 0.1Delta 7.1 6.6 6.7 0.5 0.4 Jim Hogg 4.9 5.1 4.6 0.2 0.3Denton 5.3 5.7 5.8 0.4 0.5 Jim Wells 4.5 4.5 4.7 0.0 0.2DeWitt 4.5 4.6 4.7 0.1 0.2 Johnson 5.7 6.1 6.2 0.4 0.5Dickens 7.7 9.2 9.3 1.5 1.6 Jones 5.8 5.9 6.2 0.1 0.4Dimmit 4.5 4.7 4.8 0.2 0.3 Karnes 6.0 6.5 6.4 0.5 0.4Unemployment 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 W12M A Y 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.CountyApr2013Mar2013Apr2012MonthlyChangeYear AgoChangeCountyApr2013Mar2013Apr2012MonthlyChangeYear AgoChangeKaufman 6.2 6.5 6.7 0.3 0.5 Real 6.3 6.5 6.8 0.2 0.5Kendall 5.0 5.4 5.2 0.4 0.2 Red River 10.2 10.3 9.8 0.1 0.4Kenedy 2.6 2.6 2.9 0.0 0.3 Reeves 8.9 9.0 9.1 0.1 0.2Kent 4.4 4.9 4.8 0.5 0.4 Refugio 4.1 4.3 4.4 0.2 0.3Kerr 5.1 5.3 5.3 0.2 0.2 Roberts 2.4 2.9 4.4 0.5 2.0Kimble 5.3 5.5 5.2 0.2 0.1 Robertson 6.4 6.8 7.4 0.4 1.0King 6.2 7.2 6.1 1.0 0.1 Rockwall 5.5 5.9 6.0 0.4 0.5Kinney 7.6 7.6 7.4 0.0 0.2 Runnels 5.5 5.6 5.8 0.1 0.3Kleberg 5.3 5.5 5.5 0.2 0.2 Rusk 5.7 6.1 5.8 0.4 0.1Knox 5.3 5.9 5.2 0.6 0.1 Sabine 14.6 15.0 14.6 0.4 0.0Lamar 8.0 8.2 8.6 0.2 0.6 San Augustine 10.3 10.5 10.2 0.2 0.1Lamb 6.9 7.2 6.3 0.3 0.6 San Jacinto 7.2 7.4 7.6 0.2 0.4Lampasas 6.6 6.7 6.6 0.1 0.0 San Patricio 7.1 7.3 7.1 0.2 0.0La Salle 3.6 3.6 4.3 0.0 0.7 San Saba 7.7 7.8 7.6 0.1 0.1Lavaca 4.1 4.3 4.3 0.2 0.2 Schleicher 3.5 3.5 4.2 0.0 0.7Lee 4.4 4.7 4.8 0.3 0.4 Scurry 3.6 3.9 4.1 0.3 0.5Leon 6.3 6.6 6.2 0.3 0.1 Shackelford 2.5 2.6 2.8 0.1 0.3Liberty 7.6 7.7 8.6 0.1 1.0 Shelby 6.2 6.3 6.0 0.1 0.2Limestone 5.3 5.4 5.8 0.1 0.5 Sherman 4.3 4.6 4.0 0.3 0.3Lipscomb 3.4 3.4 3.3 0.0 0.1 Smith 6.2 6.4 6.6 0.2 0.4Live Oak 3.7 3.8 4.2 0.1 0.5 Somervell 4.8 5.1 5.1 0.3 0.3Llano 6.1 6.3 6.2 0.2 0.1 Starr 15.3 15.9 14.7 0.6 0.6Loving 8.7 8.9 12.2 0.2 3.5 Stephens 4.9 5.1 5.2 0.2 0.3Lubbock 4.8 5.2 5.1 0.4 0.3 Sterling 3.3 3.4 2.7 0.1 0.6Lynn 6.1 6.6 6.9 0.5 0.8 Stonewall 4.7 4.3 3.8 0.4 0.9McCulloch 4.5 4.6 5.1 0.1 0.6 Sutton 3.3 3.4 2.9 0.1 0.4McLennan 5.8 6.0 6.2 0.2 0.4 Swisher 8.6 7.9 5.5 0.7 3.1McMullen 2.9 2.6 2.6 0.3 0.3 Tarrant 5.9 6.1 6.4 0.2 0.5Madison 6.5 6.7 6.3 0.2 0.2 Taylor 4.7 4.8 5.1 0.1 0.4Marion 7.2 7.4 7.8 0.2 0.6 Terrell 6.6 6.9 5.7 0.3 0.9Martin 3.9 3.9 3.9 0.0 0.0 Terry 6.1 6.4 6.3 0.3 0.2Mason 4.2 4.1 4.1 0.1 0.1 Throckmorton 4.1 4.5 4.7 0.4 0.6Matagorda 9.1 9.2 9.6 0.1 0.5 Titus 6.7 6.9 6.4 0.2 0.3Maverick 13.1 13.3 13.1 0.2 0.0 Tom Green 5.0 4.9 5.1 0.1 0.1Medina 5.9 5.8 5.9 0.1 0.0 Travis 5.0 5.2 5.5 0.2 0.5Menard 5.6 5.5 5.5 0.1 0.1 Trinity 7.1 7.3 7.6 0.2 0.5Midland 3.0 3.1 3.3 0.1 0.3 Tyler 9.5 9.8 9.3 0.3 0.2Milam 6.7 7.4 7.4 0.7 0.7 Upshur 5.5 5.6 5.4 0.1 0.1Mills 5.0 5.3 5.0 0.3 0.0 Upton 3.4 3.4 3.2 0.0 0.2Mitchell 6.1 6.2 6.1 0.1 0.0 Uvalde 7.1 7.7 7.5 0.6 0.4Montague 4.5 4.6 4.6 0.1 0.1 Val Verde 7.1 7.4 7.4 0.3 0.3Montgomery 5.2 5.4 5.7 0.2 0.5 Van Zandt 5.8 6.0 6.1 0.2 0.3Moore 3.9 4.0 3.9 0.1 0.0 Victoria 5.1 5.2 5.1 0.1 0.0Morris 8.8 8.9 9.1 0.1 0.3 Walker 6.1 6.2 6.2 0.1 0.1Motley 5.8 5.2 5.4 0.6 0.4 Waller 6.4 6.6 6.4 0.2 0.0Nacogdoches 6.1 6.1 5.8 0.0 0.3 Ward 4.1 4.3 4.4 0.2 0.3Navarro 7.0 7.9 7.4 0.9 0.4 Washington 4.7 5.0 4.7 0.3 0.0Newton 11.0 11.9 11.2 0.9 0.2 Webb 6.6 6.6 6.8 0.0 0.2Nolan 5.6 5.6 5.5 0.0 0.1 Wharton 5.9 6.1 6.6 0.2 0.7Nueces 5.5 5.7 6.1 0.2 0.6 Wheeler 3.6 3.7 3.2 0.1 0.4Ochiltree 3.0 3.2 3.1 0.2 0.1 Wichita 5.8 6.1 5.9 0.3 0.1Oldham 3.9 4.0 3.8 0.1 0.1 Wilbarger 4.1 4.3 4.3 0.2 0.2Orange 9.7 10.2 8.5 0.5 1.2 Willacy 13.9 14.0 13.5 0.1 0.4Palo Pinto 5.8 6.2 5.9 0.4 0.1 Williamson 5.1 5.3 5.7 0.2 0.6Panola 5.1 5.3 5.3 0.2 0.2 Wilson 5.4 5.7 5.4 0.3 0.0Parker 5.4 5.7 6.0 0.3 0.6 Winkler 4.2 4.1 4.5 0.1 0.3Parmer 4.5 4.7 4.3 0.2 0.2 Wise 5.6 6.3 6.0 0.7 0.4Pecos 4.3 4.5 4.4 0.2 0.1 Wood 6.6 6.9 6.7 0.3 0.1Polk 7.8 8.1 8.0 0.3 0.2 Yoakum 3.1 3.2 3.4 0.1 0.3Potter 5.0 5.4 5.3 0.4 0.3 Young 4.4 4.7 4.8 0.3 0.4Presidio 11.1 10.9 10.6 0.2 0.5 Zapata 6.1 6.2 6.4 0.1 0.3Rains 6.3 6.5 6.9 0.2 0.6 Zavala 13.1 13.4 12.8 0.3 0.3Randall 4.0 4.0 4.0 0.0 0.0Reagan 2.3 2.3 2.2 0.0 0.1Unemployment 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 WM A Y 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.CityApr2013Mar2013Apr2012MonthlyChangeYear AgoChangeCityApr2013Mar2013Apr2012MonthlyChangeYear AgoChangeCityApr2013Mar2013Apr2012MonthlyChangeYear AgoChangeAbilene 4.8 5.0 5.3 0.2 0.5 Garland 6.7 6.5 6.6 0.2 0.1 Paris 9.5 9.6 9.4 0.1 0.1Allen 5.1 5.2 5.5 0.1 0.4 Georgetown 5.1 5.3 5.6 0.2 0.5 Pasadena 6.9 6.9 8.2 0.0 1.3Amarillo 4.4 4.6 4.5 0.2 0.1 Grand Prairie 6.0 6.1 6.7 0.1 0.7 Pearland 4.8 4.8 5.1 0.0 0.3Arlington 5.6 5.7 6.1 0.1 0.5 Grapevine 5.0 4.9 5.0 0.1 0.0 Pflugerville 4.3 4.7 4.9 0.4 0.6Austin 4.8 4.9 5.2 0.1 0.4 Greenville 6.1 6.1 9.7 0.0 3.6 Pharr 9.1 9.0 8.3 0.1 0.8Baytown 8.7 8.4 10.3 0.3 1.6 Haltom City 5.5 5.7 6.1 0.2 0.6 Plano 5.5 5.6 5.9 0.1 0.4Beaumont 8.7 8.9 8.4 0.2 0.3 Harker Heights 6.3 6.6 6.7 0.3 0.4 Port Arthur 15.7 14.2 17.0 1.5 1.3Bedford 5.3 5.4 5.9 0.1 0.6 Harlingen 8.1 8.4 8.6 0.3 0.5 Richardson 5.5 5.6 6.0 0.1 0.5Big Spring 5.8 6.1 6.1 0.3 0.3 Houston 6.1 6.2 6.7 0.1 0.6 Rockwall 5.2 5.6 5.3 0.4 0.1Brownsville 10.1 10.2 10.3 0.1 0.2 Huntsville 6.0 6.2 6.2 0.2 0.2 Rosenberg 5.8 6.3 5.6 0.5 0.2Bryan 5.1 5.2 5.3 0.1 0.2 Hurst 5.4 5.5 6.0 0.1 0.6 Round Rock 4.8 5.1 5.3 0.3 0.5Burleson 4.6 5.2 5.3 0.6 0.7 Irving 5.6 5.8 6.0 0.2 0.4 Rowlett 5.7 5.8 6.6 0.1 0.9Carrollton 5.5 5.6 5.9 0.1 0.4 Keller 5.0 5.4 5.3 0.4 0.3 San Angelo 5.0 4.9 5.1 0.1 0.1Cedar Hill 6.9 6.9 7.4 0.0 0.5 Killeen 7.4 7.3 8.1 0.1 0.7 San Antonio 5.7 5.8 6.3 0.1 0.6Cedar Park 4.7 4.9 5.4 0.2 0.7 Kingsville 5.0 5.2 5.2 0.2 0.2 San Benito 9.1 9.2 10.0 0.1 0.9Cleburne 5.8 6.0 6.1 0.2 0.3 Kyle 4.0 4.1 4.4 0.1 0.4 San Juan 9.9 10.1 10.7 0.2 0.8College Station 4.9 4.9 5.0 0.0 0.1 Lake Jackson 5.6 5.9 6.1 0.3 0.5 San Marcos 4.6 5.0 5.0 0.4 0.4Conroe 4.8 5.1 5.2 0.3 0.4 Lancaster 8.3 8.3 8.6 0.0 0.3 Schertz 5.4 5.5 4.8 0.1 0.6Coppell 5.9 5.6 6.0 0.3 0.1 La Porte 6.6 6.4 7.4 0.2 0.8 Seguin 6.1 6.3 5.9 0.2 0.2Copperas Cove 6.9 7.1 7.5 0.2 0.6 Laredo 6.3 6.3 6.5 0.0 0.2 Sherman 6.5 6.7 7.3 0.2 0.8Corpus Christi 5.3 5.4 5.8 0.1 0.5 League City 5.1 5.3 5.5 0.2 0.4 Socorro 9.4 10.0 9.9 0.6 0.5Corsicana 7.5 8.8 8.2 1.3 0.7 Leander 4.1 4.0 4.2 0.1 0.1 Southlake 5.0 5.0 5.7 0.0 0.7Dallas 6.6 6.7 7.1 0.1 0.5 Lewisville 4.8 5.5 5.6 0.7 0.8 Sugar Land 4.7 4.8 4.8 0.1 0.1Deer Park 5.4 5.6 6.2 0.2 0.8 Little Elm 3.8 4.1 4.5 0.3 0.7 Temple 5.2 5.6 5.4 0.4 0.2Del Rio 6.8 7.1 7.3 0.3 0.5 Longview 5.3 5.4 5.2 0.1 0.1 Texarkana 7.0 7.1 6.5 0.1 0.5Denton 4.9 5.0 5.2 0.1 0.3 Lubbock 4.7 5.1 5.0 0.4 0.3 Texas City 8.3 8.4 9.1 0.1 0.8DeSoto 7.0 7.1 7.2 0.1 0.2 Lufkin 6.2 6.3 6.6 0.1 0.4 The Colony 5.7 6.3 6.5 0.6 0.8Duncanville 6.8 6.8 7.5 0.0 0.7 McAllen 7.1 7.2 7.0 0.1 0.1 Tyler 6.2 6.4 6.5 0.2 0.3Eagle Pass 14.5 14.7 14.4 0.2 0.1 McKinney 5.5 6.2 6.1 0.7 0.6 University Park 5.2 5.3 5.6 0.1 0.4Edinburg 6.9 7.2 7.4 0.3 0.5 Mansfield 5.1 5.2 5.4 0.1 0.3 Victoria 4.9 5.2 5.0 0.3 0.1El Paso 8.0 8.1 8.4 0.1 0.4 Mesquite 6.2 6.3 6.6 0.1 0.4 Waco 6.3 6.7 7.0 0.4 0.7Euless 5.4 5.7 6.3 0.3 0.9 Midland 3.0 3.1 3.3 0.1 0.3 Waxahachie 5.4 5.7 6.3 0.3 0.9Farmers Branch 5.5 5.7 6.4 0.2 0.9 Mission 8.1 8.3 8.5 0.2 0.4 Weatherford 5.5 5.4 5.9 0.1 0.4Flower Mound 4.9 5.3 5.5 0.4 0.6 Missouri City 5.3 5.5 6.5 0.2 1.2 Weslaco 11.0 11.2 9.5 0.2 1.5Fort Worth 6.0 6.3 6.5 0.3 0.5 Nacogdoches 6.1 6.1 6.1 0.0 0.0 Wichita Falls 5.9 6.4 6.0 0.5 0.1Friendswood 5.3 5.3 5.9 0.0 0.6 New Braunfels 6.6 7.0 4.9 0.4 1.7 Wylie 5.2 5.3 5.8 0.1 0.6Frisco 4.5 4.7 5.2 0.2 0.7 North Richland Hills 5.3 5.6 5.9 0.3 0.6Galveston 6.7 7.0 7.5 0.3 0.8 Odessa 3.6 3.7 4.0 0.1 0.4Unemployment Rates for Texas CitiesWDAApr2013Mar2013Apr2012MonthlyChangeYear AgoChangeWDAApr2013Mar2013Apr2012MonthlyChangeYear AgoChangeAlamo 5.8 6.0 6.2 0.2 0.4 Middle Rio Grande 8.9 9.1 9.1 0.2 0.2Brazos Valley 5.2 5.3 5.4 0.1 0.2 North Central Texas 5.5 5.8 6.0 0.3 0.5Cameron County 9.9 10.1 10.0 0.2 0.1 North East Texas 7.2 7.3 7.2 0.1 0.0Capital Area 5.0 5.2 5.5 0.2 0.5 North Texas 5.2 5.5 5.3 0.3 0.1Central Texas 6.8 6.9 7.2 0.1 0.4 Panhandle 4.4 4.6 4.5 0.2 0.1Coastal Bend 5.6 5.7 6.0 0.1 0.4 Permian Basin 3.8 3.8 4.1 0.0 0.3Concho Valley 4.7 4.7 4.8 0.0 0.1 Rural Capital 5.2 5.4 5.6 0.2 0.4Dallas 6.5 6.6 7.0 0.1 0.5 South East Texas 9.8 9.7 9.4 0.1 0.4Deep East Texas 7.5 7.7 7.6 0.2 0.1 South Plains 5.7 5.9 5.3 0.2 0.4East Texas 6.1 6.3 6.3 0.2 0.2 South Texas 6.5 6.6 6.8 0.1 0.3Golden Crescent 4.9 5.0 5.1 0.1 0.2 Tarrant County 5.9 6.1 6.4 0.2 0.5Gulf Coast 6.0 6.1 6.6 0.1 0.6 Texoma 6.3 6.5 6.5 0.2 0.2Heart Of Texas 5.9 6.1 6.3 0.2 0.4 Upper Rio Grande 8.6 8.8 8.9 0.2 0.3Lower Rio Grande Valley 10.9 11.1 10.7 0.2 0.2 West Central Texas 4.9 5.1 5.2 0.2 0.3Unemployment 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 W14M A Y 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: 6.1%*0.0% to 4.9% (5)5.0% to 5.6% (6)5.7% to 6.2% (6)6.3% to 7.5% (6)7.6% and over (5)Unemployment Rates by WDAApril 2013Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Program *Not Seasonally AdjustedPrepared by the Labor Market and Career Information Department, TWC (5/17/2013)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 WM A Y 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 STATERaytheon Unit Moving to North TexasMCKINNEY,TX (Dallas Morning News)—Raytheon Corporation is movingone of its business units from California to McKinney. The Massachusetts-based defense and technology company said that its space and airbornesystems, or SAS, division headquarters will relocate from El Segundo toMcKinney, where it already has operations for the same division. The moveis expected to bring about 200 jobs.Raytheon said the SAS unit “builds radars and other sensors for aircraft,spacecraft and ships; provides communications and electronic warfaresolutions; and performs research in areas ranging from linguistics to quantumcomputing.” McKinney Economic and Development Corporation presidentand CEO Jim Wehmeier said, “McKinney has always been proud to havethe prominent presence of Raytheon.”CGI to Expand StaffingSAN ANTONIO, TX (San Antonio Express-News)—CGI Federal, a giantconsulting and support contractor to the U.S. government, will expand itsSan Antonio staff by 250 workers. The first 100 were scheduled to be hiredin late April, with the remaining 150 positions being hired in June. The 250new workers will all be professional positions, said Rob Rolf, a CGI vicepresident based in Ohio. The newly leased office will be located in NorthwestSan Antonio. The addition of the 250 workers will make San Antonio oneof CGI’s largest Texas offices.Locomotive Plant Workers Shift to Fort WorthFORT WORTH, TX (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)—General Electricplans to shift more work and jobs from its century-old locomotive plantin Pennsylvania to a new plant in far north Fort Worth, a top executivesaid. GE Transportation wants to cut 950 jobs in Erie, Pennsylvania, withreductions slated to start in six months, said Lorenzo Simonelli, head ofGE’s transportation unit. Employment at the Fort Worth plant, which startedbuilding locomotives in January, is expected to increase to 550 workers fromthe 330 now employed.“Cost is becoming more and more of a factor. We’ve got to match ourcompetition, and that’s what we’re trying to do,” Simonelli said in aninterview. About 200 of the Erie job cuts, more than 20 percent, are linkedto declining coal demand. GE’s railroad customers have parked about 3,000locomotives as utilities that once relied on coal to produce electricity beganswitching to cheaper natural gas, according to Simonelli.County Approves Incentives for Steel MakerSINTON, TX (Corpus Christi Caller-Times)—San Patricio Countycommissioners have approved tax breaks worth at least an estimated $25million for an Austrian steel maker building an iron ore processing plantat the Port of Corpus Christi. The contract with Voestalpine was the firstmajor incentive agreement for the $700 million plant expected to employ150 people and come online in 2016. Future phases could more than doublethose figures, according to the agreement. The company estimates its newplant will have a regional economic impact of more than $650 million ontop of its initial investment. The plant will be in the port’s La Quinta TradeGateway between Portland and Ingleside.
    • 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. For assistance infinding this publication on our website, please contact us at thenumbers below.Phone (512) 936-3278 Toll Free 1-866-938-4444Fax (512) 936-3208Website www.tracer2.comE-mail lmci@twc.state.tx.usYou can view the TLMR on-line by going to www.tracer2.comand selecting “LMCI Publications”.Richard Froeschle, LMCI DirectorTLMR Staff:Veronica Sanchez Downey, EditorSpencer Franklin/Gabriel Guzman, Layout and DesignContributors: Phil Arnold, Spencer Franklin, Gabriel Guzman,David Jesus, Robert Luttner, Lindsey Shirocky, and Daniel Yen.Equal Opportunity Employer/Programs. Auxiliary aidsand services are available, on request, to individuals withdisabilities.Contact Relay Texas @ 7-1-1Please recycleTexas Labor Market ReviewLabor Market & Career InformationINDICATORSAPR 2013 6.1% APR 2013 6.4%MAR 2013 6.3% MAR 2013 6.4%APR 2012 6.5% APR 2012 7.0%APR 2013 7.1% APR 2013 7.5%MAR 2013 7.6% MAR 2013 7.6%APR 2012 7.7% APR 2012 8.1%APR 2013 11,159,600 APR 2013 11,146,000MAR 2013 11,095,700 MAR 2013 11,112,900APR 2012 10,828,500 APR 2012 10,819,900OTM Change 63,900 OTM Change 33,100OTY Change 331,100 OTY Change 326,100APR 2013 85,779 APR 2013 697,043MAR 2013 73,668 MAR 2013 716,630APR 2012 80,887 APR 2012 742,090Annual ChangeU.S. APR 2013 1.1% APR 2013 284,500Dallas Fort Worth MAR 2013 1.8% MAR 2013 275,900Houston Galveston APR 2013 0.7% APR 2012 261,500OTM Change 8,600OTY Change 23,000APR 2013 $ 92.07 OTM Change $ 0.98MAR 2013 $ 93.05 OTY Change $ 11.26APR 2012 $ 103.33Texas Unemployment RateActual (Not Seasonally Adjusted) Seasonally AdjustedU.S. Unemployment RateActual (Not Seasonally Adjusted) Seasonally AdjustedConsumer Price Index (CPI) Personnel SupplyWest Texas Intermediate Crude Oil ($/barrel)Texas Nonagricultural Wage & Salary EmploymentNot Seasonally Adjusted Seasonally AdjustedUnemployment Insurance Claims FiledInitial Claims Continued Claims16397558 54 5026309121219101722121094871976142550501001502002503002007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012NumberofLayoffEventsIndustryIndustries Mass Layoff EventsAll OtherIndustriesTradeManufacturingConstruction16%26%10%48%25%19%11%25%26%32%8%34%38%14%8%40%43%16%8%33%41%7%7%45%MASS LAYOFFS DATA DISCONTINUEDThe Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS) program is a standardized, automatedapproach to identifying, describing, and tracking the impact of majorpermanent job cutbacks. The data collected in this program providedetailed information on these cutbacks and the resultant unemploymentregistered at the State and area levels. Under this program, data aredeveloped for the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.On March 1, 2013, President Obama ordered into effect the across-the-board spending cuts (commonly referred to as sequestration)required by the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act,as amended. Under the order, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)must cut its current budget by more than $30 million, 5 percent ofthe current 2013 appropriation, by September 30, 2013. In order tohelp achieve these savings and protect core programs, the BLS willeliminate two programs, including the Mass Layoff Statistics, and all“measuring green jobs” products. The final release of Mass LayoffStatistics data will occur on June 21st, with publication of the May 2013data. For more information, please visit the BLS website athttp://www.bls.gov/bls/sequester_info.htm.Mass Layoff Statistics Program