HolyCoast: Texas Continues to Add Jobs

Friday, October 21, 2011

Texas Continues to Add Jobs

There's still good news coming out of Texas:
Texas employers added 15,400 net jobs in September, for a total gain of 248,500 nonfarm jobs added since September 2010. Private sector employers added 26,500 jobs in September 2011. The most recent monthly growth brought total nonfarm jobs in Texas to 10,610,100. Texas has experienced positive annual job growth for the past 17 months, with annual growth rates above 2.0 percent for the last four consecutive months.

Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held at 8.5 percent in September, unchanged from August, and below the national unemployment rate of 9.1 percent.

“Texas’ unemployment rate remains unchanged at 8.5 percent for September,” said Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Chairman Tom Pauken. “Nonetheless, I am encouraged to see that we added 26,500 private sector jobs during that time period. This continues a long-term trend in Texas of healthy private sector job growth with 282,200 such jobs added over the last year.”
I wonder if the governor from that state would make a good president? I bet he could do better than the guy we have now.

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