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Texas Labor Market Review - March 2013

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M
ARCH
2013
TEXAS
A M
ONTHLY
N
EWSLETTER
 
OF
 
 THE
T
EXAS
W
ORKFORCE
C
OMMISSION
LABOR MARKET REVIEW 
IN THIS ISSUE
 Texas Nonagricultural Wage & SalaryEmployment (Seasonally Adjusted) . . . . . . . . . . 1 Texas & U.S. Unemployment Rates . . . . . . . . . 2 Texas 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
 Texas Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment(Seasonally Adjusted
)
which marked the highest rate seen in the series since December 2010.Construction employment jumped in February with the addition of 15,700 jobs for its largest monthly gain in series history. February marked theseventh consecutive month of job growth, and the industry has added22,800 jobs over the past three months. Construction employmentexpanded by 43,300 jobs over the year for a 7.5 percent annual growthrate, marking the industry’s largest over-the-year net employment increasesince February 2008.Employment in Leisure and Hospitality swelled by an estimated 8,800positions in February after having recorded a revised gain of 7,000 jobs in January. This major industry has added jobs over the month in 23 of thepast 24 months. Accommodations and Food Services employment roseby 7,600 positions in February, while Arts, Entertainment, and Recreationadded 1,200 jobs. Employment in Leisure and Hospitality grew by 65,600positions over the year, which pushed its annual growth rate to a series-high 6.2 percent.Other Services employment continued to climb in February withthe addition of an estimated 3,800 jobs. This major industry has notexperienced an over-the-month decline in employment since January2011. Annualized growth in Other Services climbed from 3.9 percent in January to 4.7 percent in February, a
gure that nearly tripled the averageannual growth recorded in the series in February of 1.6 percent. TheOther Services industry includes automotive repair along with computerand of 
ce machine repair and appliance repair and maintenance. Barbershops, funeral homes and business associations are also listed in thismajor industry. Trade, Transportation, and Utilities employment marked its 38th straightmonth of expansion with the addition of 3,600 jobs in February. Retail Trade added 6,900 jobs, while Wholesale Trade contracted by 3,200positions and Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities shaved off 100 jobs. Positive annual growth continued for the 32nd straight month as Trade, Transportation, and Utilities employment gained 65,800 jobs overthe year for a 3.1 percent annual growth rate. Retail Trade accounted forthe majority of the yearly gains with the addition of 36,300 positions.Following a revised January gain of 1,700 jobs, Mining and Loggingemployment added 3,000 jobs in February. This marked the strongestFebruary increase in series history and the largest over-the-monthmovement since March 2012. The industry has added 6,100 jobs over thepast three months, indicating a slower pace of growth over this timeframeas compared to the past two years. Mining and Logging expanded by19,700 jobs over the year as the annual growth rate ticked up to 7.5 percentin February.
0.0%0.5%1.0%1.5%2.0%2.5%3.0%3.5%4.0%4.5%8.28.48.68.89.09.29.4Feb
'11 Jun
'11 Oct
'11 Feb
'12 Jun
'12 Oct
'12 Feb
'13
Total
Private
Employment
in
TexasEmployment
Level
and
Annual
Growth
Rate(Seasonally
Adjusted,
in
Millions
of 
Jobs)
Employment Annual
Growth
Rate
TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSIONLABOR MARKET AND CAREER INFORMATION DEPARTMENT
 T
otal Nonagricultural Employment in Texas expanded by an estimated80,600 positions in February on the heels of a revised gain of 13,800 jobs in January. The Total Nonfarm series added 125,500 jobs over thepast three months, a
gure that comfortably outpaced growth seen over thesame period a year ago of 94,100 positions. All 11 major industries showedemployment increases over the month, led by growth of 25,400 jobs inProfessional and Business Services and 16,700 positions in Government. Total Nonagricultural Employment ended February at an estimated levelof 11,119,100 jobs, an increase of 359,800 jobs over the year. The annualgrowth rate for the employment series rebounded to 3.3 percent in Februaryafter having dipped to 2.9 percent in January.Following a revised loss of 9,000 jobs in January, Professional and BusinessServices employment reversed course in February with the addition of 25,400 jobs. February marked the strongest monthly gain in series historyand was primarily driven by the expansion of 16,700 jobs in Administrativeand Support and Waste Management Remediation Services. Over the pastthree months, the industry added 28,700 jobs, marking the fastest paceof job growth during that timeframe in series history. Annual growthaccelerated in February as Professional and Business Services gained66,000 jobs over the year for a 4.8 percent annualized growth rate.Employment in Government climbed by an estimated 16,700 positions inFebruary, reversing a revised drop of 10,100 positions in January. LocalGovernment accounted for 10,600 jobs added over the month, StateGovernment employment moved up by 5,400 positions, and employmentin Federal Government edged up by 700 jobs. Government employmentrose by 12,600 jobs over the year for an annual growth rate of 0.7 percent,
 
TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSIONLABOR MARKET AND CAREER INFORMATION DEPARTMENT
TEXAS LABOR MARKET REVIEW 
2
M
 ARCH
2013
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 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 re
ects 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)
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Total
Nonagricultural
Jobs
vs.
Civilian
Labor
Force(Seasonally
Adjusted)
Nonagricultural
JobsCivilian
Labor
Force
0.0%2.0%4.0%6.0%8.0%10.0%12.0%
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Texas
and
U.S.
Unemployment
Rates(Seasonally
Adjusted)
TexasU.S.
TEXAS
AND
U.S.
CIVILIAN
LABOR
FORCE
ESTIMATES
TEXAS* UNITED
STATES**
Not
Seasonally
Adjusted

CLFEmployment Unemp.

Rate CLF Employment Unemp.

RateFebruary2013 12,662,600

11,845,600
817,000
6.5

154,727,000
142,228,000
12,500,000
8.1

January2013 12,655,100

11,782,500
872,600
6.9

154,794,000
141,614,000
13,181,000
8.5

February
2012 12,520,800

11,613,100
907,700
7.2

154,114,000
140,684,000
13,430,000
8.7

Seasonally
Adjusted

CLF Employment Unemp.

Rate CLF Employment Unemp.

RateFebruary 2013 12,707,200

11,898,700
808,500
6.4

155,524,000
143,492,000
12,032,000
7.7

January 2013 12,680,500

11,881,100
799,400
6.3

155,654,000
143,322,000
12,332,000
7.9

February
2012 12,574,800

11,682,400
892,400
7.1

154,825,000
142,019,000
12,806,000
8.3


INDUSTRY
TITLE Feb.
2013* Jan.
2013 Feb.
2012 Absolute Percent Absolute Percent
Change Change Change Change
Total
Nonagricultural 11,119,100

11,038,500

10,759,300

80,600

0.7

359,800

3.3

Total
Private 9,312,500

9,248,600

8,965,300

63,900

0.7

347,200

3.9

Goods
Producing 1,765,900

1,744,700

1,692,400

21,200

1.2

73,500

4.3

Mining
and
Logging
281,500

278,500

261,800

3,000

1.1

19,700

7.5

Construction 617,400

601,700

574,100

15,700

2.6

43,300

7.5

Manufacturing 867,000

864,500

856,500

2,500

0.3

10,500

1.2

Service
Providing 9,353,200

9,293,800

9,066,900

59,400

0.6

286,300

3.2

Trade,
Transportation,
and
Utilities 2,220,400

2,216,800

2,154,600

3,600

0.2

65,800

3.1

Information 198,500

198,400

196,500

100

0.1

2,000

1.0

Financial
Activities 665,000

664,900

652,800

100

0.0

12,200

1.9

Professional
and
Business
Services 1,448,300

1,422,900

1,382,300

25,400

1.8

66,000

4.8

Education
and
Health
Services 1,490,700

1,489,800

1,446,200

900

0.1

44,500

3.1

Leisure
and
Hospitality 1,130,700

1,121,900

1,065,100

8,800

0.8

65,600

6.2

Other
Services 393,000

389,200

375,400

3,800

1.0

17,600

4.7

Government 1,806,600

1,789,900

1,794,000

16,700

0.9

12,600

0.7

TEXAS
NONAGRICULTURAL
WAGE
AND
SALARY
EMPLOYMENTSEASONALLY
ADJUSTED
Jan.
'13
to
Feb.
'13 Feb.
'12
to
Feb.
'13
 
3
TEXAS LABOR MARKET REVIEW M
 ARCH
2013
TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSIONLABOR MARKET AND CAREER INFORMATION DEPARTMENT
*Estimates for the current month are preliminary. All estimates are subject to revision. Te number of nonagricultural jobs in exas 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 WC.
Feb
'13* Jan
'13 Feb
'12 Change %
Change Change %
Change
TOTAL
NONFARM
11,043,700 10,925,700 10,688,100 118,000 1.1% 355,600 3.3%
TOTAL
PRIVATE
9,208,500 9,136,700 8,871,700 71,800 0.8% 336,800 3.8%
GOODS
PRODUCING
1,747,700 1,721,500 1,677,800 26,200 1.5% 69,900 4.2%

Mining
and
Logging
(NAICS
21,
1133) 279,300 277,400 260,400 1,900 0.7% 18,900 7.3%

Oil 
and 
Gas
Extraction
(NAICS
211)
101,400 100,900 93,600 500 0.5% 7,800 8.3%

Support 
 Activities
 for 
Mining
(NAICS
213)
168,900 166,700 155,500 2,200 1.3% 13,400 8.6%

Construction
(NAICS
23) 605,900 585,300 564,400 20,600 3.5% 41,500 7.4%

Construction
of 
Buildings
(NAICS
236)
135,400 132,400 126,700 3,000 2.3% 8,700 6.9%

Heavy 
and 
Civil 
Engineering
Construction
(NAICS
237)
128,400 123,500 119,500 4,900 4.0% 8,900 7.5%

Specialty 
Trade
Contractors
(NAICS
238)
342,100 329,400 318,200 12,700 3.9% 23,900 7.5%

Manufacturing
(NAICS
31
Ͳ
33) 862,500 858,800 853,000 3,700 0.4% 9,500 1.1%

Durable
Goods
571,400 568,200 560,300 3,200 0.6% 11,100 2.0%

Wood 
Product 
Manufacturing
(NAICS
321)
19,700 19,400 19,000 300 1.6% 700 3.7%

Nonmetallic
Mineral 
Product 
Manufacturing
(NAICS
327)
32,200 32,200 31,700 0 0.0% 500 1.6%

Primary 
Metal 
Manufacturing
(NAICS
331)
22,300 22,400 21,700
Ͳ
100
Ͳ
0.5% 600 2.8%

Fabricated 
Metal 
Product 
Manufacturing
(NAICS
332)
134,900 134,700 129,400 200 0.2% 5,500 4.3%

Machinery 
Manufacturing
(NAICS
333)
105,600 104,700 101,500 900 0.9% 4,100 4.0%

Computer 
and 
Electronic
Product 
Manufacturing
(NAICS
334)
95,500 94,700 97,900 800 0.8%
Ͳ
2,400
Ͳ
2.5%

Electric
Equipment,
 Appliance,
and 
Component 
Mfg
(NAICS
335)
19,300 19,200 18,300 100 0.5% 1,000 5.5%

Transportation
Equipment 
Manufacturing
(NAICS
336)
91,900 91,200 90,900 700 0.8% 1,000 1.1%

Furniture
and 
Related 
Product 
Manufacturing
(NAICS
337)
21,500 21,300 21,200 200 0.9% 300 1.4%

Miscellaneous
Manufacturing
(NAICS
339)
28,500 28,400 28,700 100 0.4%
Ͳ
200
Ͳ
0.7%

Nondurable
Goods
291,100 290,600 292,700 500 0.2%
Ͳ
1,600
Ͳ
0.6%

Food 
Manufacturing
(NAICS
311)
84,100 84,700 85,800
Ͳ
600
Ͳ
0.7%
Ͳ
1,700
Ͳ
2.0%

Beverage
and 
Tobacco
Product 
Manufacturing
(NAICS
312)
11,800 11,800 11,200 0 0.0% 600 5.4%

Paper 
Manufacturing
(NAICS
322)
16,700 16,700 17,400 0 0.0%
Ͳ
700
Ͳ
4.0%

Printing
and 
Related 
Support 
Manufacturing
(NAICS
323)
25,500 25,500 26,400 0 0.0%
Ͳ
900
Ͳ
3.4%

Petroleum
and 
Coal 
Products
Manufacturing
(NAICS
324)
24,900 24,800 24,600 100 0.4% 300 1.2%

Chemical 
Manufacturing
(NAICS
325)
75,300 74,900 72,500 400 0.5% 2,800 3.9%

Plastics
and 
Rubber 
Manufacturing
(NAICS
326)
37,700 37,900 37,700
Ͳ
200
Ͳ
0.5% 0 0.0%
Texas
Nonagricultural
Wage
and
Salary
Employment
(Not
Seasonally
Adjusted)
Jan
'13
to
Feb
'13 Feb
'12
to
Feb
'13
Ͳ
6.0%
Ͳ
4.0%
Ͳ
2.0%0.0%2.0%4.0%6.0%
       J     a     n
      Ͳ
       9       3       J     a     n
      Ͳ
       9       4       J     a     n
      Ͳ
       9       5       J     a     n
      Ͳ
       9       6       J     a     n
      Ͳ
       9       7       J     a     n
      Ͳ
       9       8       J     a     n
      Ͳ
       9       9       J     a     n
      Ͳ
       0       0       J     a     n
      Ͳ
       0       1       J     a     n
      Ͳ
       0       2       J     a     n
      Ͳ
       0       3       J     a     n
      Ͳ
       0       4       J     a     n
      Ͳ
       0       5       J     a     n
      Ͳ
       0       6       J     a     n
      Ͳ
       0       7       J     a     n
      Ͳ
       0       8       J     a     n
      Ͳ
       0       9       J     a     n
      Ͳ
       1       0       J     a     n
      Ͳ
       1       1       J     a     n
      Ͳ
       1       2       J     a     n
      Ͳ
       1       3
Annual
Growth
Rate
Mining&LoggingConstructionManufacturing WholesaleTradeRetailTradeTransportation,Warehousing,&UtilitiesInformationFinancialActivitiesProfessional&
BusinessServicesEducation&HealthServicesLeisure&HospitalityOtherServicesGovernment
Ͳ
10,000010,00020,00030,00040,00050,000
Statewide
Over
Ͳ
the
Ͳ
Month
Change
(Not
Seasonally
Adjusted)January
2013
to
February
2013

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