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A M ONTHLY N EWSLETTER

OF THE

TEXAS
L

IN THIS I SSU E

T EXAS W ORKFORCE C OMMISSION

MARCH 2013

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)

otal Nonagricultural Employment in Texas expanded by an estimated


80,600 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 the
past three months, a figure that comfortably outpaced growth seen over the
same period a year ago of 94,100 positions. All 11 major industries showed
employment increases over the month, led by growth of 25,400 jobs in
Professional and Business Services and 16,700 positions in Government.
Total Nonagricultural Employment ended February at an estimated level
of 11,119,100 jobs, an increase of 359,800 jobs over the year. The annual
growth rate for the employment series rebounded to 3.3 percent in February
after having dipped to 2.9 percent in January.
TotalPrivateEmploymentinTexas
EmploymentLevelandAnnualGrowthRate
(SeasonallyAdjusted,inMillionsofJobs)
4.5%

9.4

4.0%
9.2
3.5%
3.0%

9.0

2.5%
8.8
2.0%
1.5%

8.6

1.0%
8.4

Employment

AnnualGrowthRate

0.5%
0.0%

8.2
Feb'11

Jun'11

Oct'11

Feb'12

Jun'12

Oct'12

Feb'13

Following a revised loss of 9,000 jobs in January, Professional and Business


Services employment reversed course in February with the addition of
25,400 jobs. February marked the strongest monthly gain in series history
and was primarily driven by the expansion of 16,700 jobs in Administrative
and Support and Waste Management Remediation Services. Over the past
three months, the industry added 28,700 jobs, marking the fastest pace
of job growth during that timeframe in series history. Annual growth
accelerated in February as Professional and Business Services gained
66,000 jobs over the year for a 4.8 percent annualized growth rate.
Employment in Government climbed by an estimated 16,700 positions in
February, reversing a revised drop of 10,100 positions in January. Local
Government accounted for 10,600 jobs added over the month, State
Government employment moved up by 5,400 positions, and employment
in Federal Government edged up by 700 jobs. Government employment
rose by 12,600 jobs over the year for an annual growth rate of 0.7 percent,

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 the
seventh consecutive month of job growth, and the industry has added
22,800 jobs over the past three months. Construction employment
expanded by 43,300 jobs over the year for a 7.5 percent annual growth
rate, marking the industrys largest over-the-year net employment increase
since February 2008.
Employment in Leisure and Hospitality swelled by an estimated 8,800
positions 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 the
past 24 months. Accommodations and Food Services employment rose
by 7,600 positions in February, while Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
added 1,200 jobs. Employment in Leisure and Hospitality grew by 65,600
positions over the year, which pushed its annual growth rate to a serieshigh 6.2 percent.
Other Services employment continued to climb in February with
the addition of an estimated 3,800 jobs. This major industry has not
experienced an over-the-month decline in employment since January
2011. Annualized growth in Other Services climbed from 3.9 percent in
January to 4.7 percent in February, a figure that nearly tripled the average
annual growth recorded in the series in February of 1.6 percent. The
Other Services industry includes automotive repair along with computer
and office machine repair and appliance repair and maintenance. Barber
shops, funeral homes and business associations are also listed in this
major industry.
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities employment marked its 38th straight
month of expansion with the addition of 3,600 jobs in February. Retail
Trade added 6,900 jobs, while Wholesale Trade contracted by 3,200
positions 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 over
the year for a 3.1 percent annual growth rate. Retail Trade accounted for
the majority of the yearly gains with the addition of 36,300 positions.
Following a revised January gain of 1,700 jobs, Mining and Logging
employment added 3,000 jobs in February. This marked the strongest
February increase in series history and the largest over-the-month
movement since March 2012. The industry has added 6,100 jobs over the
past three months, indicating a slower pace of growth over this timeframe
as compared to the past two years. Mining and Logging expanded by
19,700 jobs over the year as the annual growth rate ticked up to 7.5 percent
in February.

TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION


LABOR MARKET AND CAREER INFORMATION DEPARTMENT

T E X A S

L A B O R

M A R K E T

MARCH 2013

R E V I E W

TEXASNONAGRICULTURALWAGEANDSALARYEMPLOYMENT
SEASONALLYADJUSTED

INDUSTRYTITLE

TotalNonagricultural
TotalPrivate
GoodsProducing
MiningandLogging
Construction
Manufacturing
ServiceProviding
Trade,Transportation,andUtilities
Information
FinancialActivities
ProfessionalandBusinessServices
EducationandHealthServices
LeisureandHospitality
OtherServices
Government

Feb.2013*

Jan.2013

Feb.2012

11,119,100
9,312,500
1,765,900
281,500
617,400
867,000
9,353,200
2,220,400
198,500
665,000
1,448,300
1,490,700
1,130,700
393,000
1,806,600

11,038,500
9,248,600
1,744,700
278,500
601,700
864,500
9,293,800
2,216,800
198,400
664,900
1,422,900
1,489,800
1,121,900
389,200
1,789,900

10,759,300
8,965,300
1,692,400
261,800
574,100
856,500
9,066,900
2,154,600
196,500
652,800
1,382,300
1,446,200
1,065,100
375,400
1,794,000

Jan.'13toFeb.'13
Absolute
Percent
Change
Change
80,600
0.7
63,900
0.7
21,200
1.2
3,000
1.1
15,700
2.6
2,500
0.3
59,400
0.6
3,600
0.2
100
0.1
100
0.0
25,400
1.8
900
0.1
8,800
0.8
3,800
1.0
16,700
0.9

Feb.'12toFeb.'13
Absolute
Percent
Change
Change
359,800
3.3
347,200
3.9
73,500
4.3
19,700
7.5
43,300
7.5
10,500
1.2
286,300
3.2
65,800
3.1
2,000
1.0
12,200
1.9
66,000
4.8
44,500
3.1
65,600
6.2
17,600
4.7
12,600
0.7

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.

TotalNonagriculturalJobsvs.CivilianLaborForce
(SeasonallyAdjusted)

TexasandU.S.UnemploymentRates
(SeasonallyAdjusted)

6.0%

12.0%

5.0%

Texas
10.0%

U.S.

3.0%

8.0%

2.0%
1.0%

6.0%
0.0%
1.0%

4.0%

2.0%
3.0%

2.0%

NonagriculturalJobs

4.0%

CivilianLaborForce

Jan13

Jan12

Jan11

Jan10

Jan09

Jan08

Jan07

Jan06

Jan05

Jan04

Jan03

Jan02

Jan01

Jan00

Jan99

Jan98

Jan97

0.0%

Jan96

Jan13

Jan12

Jan10

Jan11

Jan08

Jan09

Jan06

Jan07

Jan04

Jan05

Jan03

Jan01

Jan02

Jan99

Jan00

Jan97

Jan98

Jan95

Jan96

5.0%

Jan95

OvertheYearPercentChange

4.0%

TEXASANDU.S.CIVILIANLABORFORCEESTIMATES
NotSeasonallyAdjusted
2013
February
2013
January
2012
February

TEXAS*
Employment
CLF
12,662,600 11,845,600
12,655,100 11,782,500
12,520,800 11,613,100

Unemp.
817,000
872,600
907,700

Rate
6.5
6.9
7.2

UNITEDSTATES**
CLF
Employment
Unemp.
154,727,000 142,228,000
12,500,000
154,794,000 141,614,000
13,181,000
154,114,000 140,684,000
13,430,000

Rate
8.1
8.5
8.7

SeasonallyAdjusted
February
2013
January
2013
February
2012

CLF
Employment Unemp.
12,707,200 11,898,700
808,500
12,680,500 11,881,100
799,400
12,574,800 11,682,400
892,400

Rate
6.4
6.3
7.1

CLF
155,524,000
155,654,000
154,825,000

Rate
7.7
7.9
8.3

Employment
143,492,000
143,322,000
142,019,000

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)

TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION


LABOR MARKET AND CAREER INFORMATION DEPARTMENT

Unemp.
12,032,000
12,332,000
12,806,000

T E X A S

MARCH 2013

L A B O R

M A R K E T

R E V I E W

TexasNonagriculturalWageandSalaryEmployment(NotSeasonallyAdjusted)
AnnualGrowthRate
6.0%
4.0%
2.0%

TOTALNONFARM
TOTALPRIVATE
GOODSPRODUCING
MiningandLogging(NAICS21,1133)
OilandGasExtraction(NAICS211)
SupportActivitiesforMining(NAICS213)
Construction(NAICS23)
ConstructionofBuildings(NAICS236)
HeavyandCivilEngineeringConstruction(NAICS237)
SpecialtyTradeContractors(NAICS238)
Manufacturing(NAICS3133)
DurableGoods
WoodProductManufacturing(NAICS321)
NonmetallicMineralProductManufacturing(NAICS327)
PrimaryMetalManufacturing(NAICS331)
FabricatedMetalProductManufacturing(NAICS332)
MachineryManufacturing(NAICS333)
ComputerandElectronicProductManufacturing(NAICS334)
ElectricEquipment,Appliance,andComponentMfg(NAICS335)
TransportationEquipmentManufacturing(NAICS336)
FurnitureandRelatedProductManufacturing(NAICS337)
MiscellaneousManufacturing(NAICS339)
NondurableGoods
FoodManufacturing(NAICS311)
BeverageandTobaccoProductManufacturing(NAICS312)
PaperManufacturing(NAICS322)
PrintingandRelatedSupportManufacturing(NAICS323)
PetroleumandCoalProductsManufacturing(NAICS324)
ChemicalManufacturing(NAICS325)
PlasticsandRubberManufacturing(NAICS326)

Feb'13*
11,043,700

Jan'13
10,925,700

Feb'12
10,688,100

9,208,500
1,747,700
279,300
101,400
168,900
605,900
135,400
128,400
342,100
862,500
571,400
19,700
32,200
22,300
134,900
105,600
95,500
19,300
91,900
21,500
28,500
291,100
84,100
11,800
16,700
25,500
24,900
75,300
37,700

9,136,700
1,721,500
277,400
100,900
166,700
585,300
132,400
123,500
329,400
858,800
568,200
19,400
32,200
22,400
134,700
104,700
94,700
19,200
91,200
21,300
28,400
290,600
84,700
11,800
16,700
25,500
24,800
74,900
37,900

8,871,700
1,677,800
260,400
93,600
155,500
564,400
126,700
119,500
318,200
853,000
560,300
19,000
31,700
21,700
129,400
101,500
97,900
18,300
90,900
21,200
28,700
292,700
85,800
11,200
17,400
26,400
24,600
72,500
37,700

Jan'13toFeb'13
Change
%Change
118,000
1.1%
71,800
26,200
1,900
500
2,200
20,600
3,000
4,900
12,700
3,700
3,200
300
0
100
200
900
800
100
700
200
100
500
600
0
0
0
100
400
200

0.8%
1.5%
0.7%
0.5%
1.3%
3.5%
2.3%
4.0%
3.9%
0.4%
0.6%
1.6%
0.0%
0.5%
0.2%
0.9%
0.8%
0.5%
0.8%
0.9%
0.4%
0.2%
0.7%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.4%
0.5%
0.5%

Jan13

Jan12

Jan11

Jan10

Jan09

Jan08

Jan07

Jan06

Jan05

Jan04

Jan03

Jan02

Jan01

Jan00

Jan99

Jan98

Jan97

Jan96

Jan95

Jan94

Jan93

0.0%
2.0%
4.0%
6.0%

Feb'12toFeb'13
Change
%Change
355,600
3.3%
336,800
69,900
18,900
7,800
13,400
41,500
8,700
8,900
23,900
9,500
11,100
700
500
600
5,500
4,100
2,400
1,000
1,000
300
200
1,600
1,700
600
700
900
300
2,800
0

3.8%
4.2%
7.3%
8.3%
8.6%
7.4%
6.9%
7.5%
7.5%
1.1%
2.0%
3.7%
1.6%
2.8%
4.3%
4.0%
2.5%
5.5%
1.1%
1.4%
0.7%
0.6%
2.0%
5.4%
4.0%
3.4%
1.2%
3.9%
0.0%

StatewideOvertheMonthChange(NotSeasonallyAdjusted)
January2013toFebruary2013
50,000
40,000
30,000
20,000
10,000
0
10,000

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

*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.

TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION


LABOR MARKET AND CAREER INFORMATION DEPARTMENT

T E X A S

L A B O R

M A R K E T

MARCH 2013

R E V I E W

TexasNonagriculturalWageandSalaryEmployment(NotSeasonallyAdjusted)
SERVICEPROVIDING
PrivateServiceProviding
Trade,Transportation,andUtilities(NAICS42,44,45,48,49,22)
WholesaleTrade(NAICS42)
MerchantWholesalers,DurableGoods(NAICS423)
MerchantWholesalers,NondurableGoods(NAICS424)
WholesaleElectronicMarketsandAgentsandBrokers(NAICS425)
RetailTrade(NAICS4445)
MotorVehicleandPartsDealers(NAICS441)
FurnitureandHomeFurnishingsStores(NAICS442)
ElectronicsandApplianceStores(NAICS443)
BuildingMaterialandGardenEquipmentandSupplies(NAICS444)
FoodandBeverageStores(NAICS445)
HealthandPersonalCareStores(NAICS446)
GasolineStations(NAICS447)
ClothingandClothingAccessoriesStores(NAICS448)
SportingGoods,Hobby,Book,andMusicStores(NAICS451)
GeneralMerchandiseStores(NAICS452)
MiscellaneousStoreRetailers(NAICS453)
NonstoreRetailers(NAICS454)
Transportation,Warehousing,andUtilities(NAICS4849,22)
TransportationandWarehousing(NAICS48,49)
AirTransportation(NAICS481)
TruckTransportation(NAICS484)
PipelineTransportation(NAICS486)
SupportActivitiesforTransportation(NAICS488)
CouriersandMessengers(NAICS492)
WarehousingandStorage(NAICS493)
Utilities(NAICS22)
Information(NAICS51)
PublishingIndustries(ExceptInternet)(NAICS511)
Telecommunications(NAICS517)
DataProcessing,Hosting,andRelatedServices(NAICS518)
FinancialActivities(NAICS52,53)
FinanceandInsurance(NAICS52)
CreditIntermediationandRelatedActivities(NAICS522)
Securities,CommoditiesContracts,andOtherFinancial(NAICS523)
InsuranceCarriersandRelatedActivities(NAICS524)
RealEstateandRentalandLeasing(NAICS53)
RealEstate(NAICS531)
RentalandLeasingServices(NAICS532)
ProfessionalandBusinessServices(NAICS54,55,56)
Professional,ScientificandTechnicalServices(NAICS54)
ManagementofCompaniesandEnterprises(NAICS55)
AdminandSupportandWasteMgmtandRemediation(NAICS56)
AdministrativeandSupportServices(NAICS561)
EducationandHealthServices(NAICS61,62)
EducationalServices(NAICS61)
HealthCareandSocialAssistance(NAICS62)
AmbulatoryHealthCareServices(NAICS621)
Hospitals(NAICS622)
NursingandResidentialCareFacilities(NAICS623)
SocialAssistance(NAICS624)
LeisureandHospitality(NAICS71,72)
Arts,Entertainment,andRecreation(NAICS71)
Amusement,Gambling,andRecreation(NAICS713)
AccommodationandFoodServices(NAICS72)
Accommodation(NAICS721)
FoodServicesandDrinkingPlaces(NAICS722)
OtherServices(NAICS81)
RepairandMaintenance(NAICS811)
PersonalandLaundryServices(NAICS812)
Religious,Grantmaking,Civic,ProfOrganizations(NAICS813)
Government
FederalGovernment
StateGovernment
LocalGovernment

Feb'13*

Jan'13

Feb'12

9,296,000
7,460,800
2,194,800
549,300
314,100
164,100
71,100
1,197,000
157,700
36,600
41,800
92,100
210,100
69,500
79,400
123,500
37,500
262,400
66,000
20,400
448,500
400,800
59,000
126,200
16,300
73,700
36,200
46,600
47,700
197,600
39,400
84,900
29,600
661,000
484,000
252,300
52,100
169,100
177,000
119,400
56,100
1,430,300
636,100
87,200
707,000
678,600
1,488,600
173,300
1,315,300
639,000
304,600
176,200
195,500
1,098,900
110,800
78,900
988,100
108,900
879,200
389,600
118,700
99,200
171,700
1,835,200
197,900
374,000
1,263,300

9,204,200
7,415,200
2,205,400
551,000
313,100
165,400
72,500
1,203,300
155,100
37,100
43,300
88,900
210,000
71,200
77,600
128,100
39,100
269,000
63,400
20,500
451,100
403,600
59,700
125,000
16,300
74,900
38,400
46,900
47,500
197,700
39,400
84,900
29,800
661,200
486,200
254,300
52,000
168,600
175,000
116,700
55,900
1,402,400
625,400
87,900
689,100
660,800
1,482,300
170,100
1,312,200
639,200
303,100
177,100
192,800
1,081,600
107,300
76,800
974,300
106,500
867,800
384,600
114,700
99,000
170,900
1,789,000
197,200
356,400
1,235,400

9,010,300
7,193,900
2,126,900
530,200
301,600
160,700
67,900
1,155,500
149,500
36,600
42,000
89,700
208,500
67,300
71,100
116,900
37,700
258,700
57,700
19,800
441,200
392,900
61,000
122,300
16,100
71,700
34,800
46,800
48,300
196,100
40,200
86,800
28,700
650,000
474,600
247,900
50,600
166,300
175,400
119,200
54,000
1,369,900
614,600
86,600
668,700
641,300
1,441,100
167,800
1,273,300
613,700
298,700
171,900
189,000
1,038,100
101,200
70,600
936,900
103,100
833,800
371,800
111,700
94,200
165,900
1,816,400
199,600
367,300
1,249,500

Jan'13toFeb'13
Change
%Change
1.0%
91,800
45,600
0.6%
10,600
0.5%
1,700
0.3%
1,000
0.3%
1,300
0.8%
1,400
1.9%
6,300
0.5%
2,600
1.7%
500
1.4%
1,500
3.5%
3,200
3.6%
100
0.1%
1,700
2.4%
1,800
2.3%
4,600
3.6%
1,600
4.1%
6,600
2.5%
2,600
4.1%
100
0.5%
2,600
0.6%
2,800
0.7%
700
1.2%
1,200
1.0%
0
0.0%
1,200
1.6%
2,200
5.7%
300
0.6%
200
0.4%
100
0.1%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
200
0.7%
200
0.0%
2,200
0.5%
2,000
0.8%
100
0.2%
500
0.3%
2,000
1.1%
2,700
2.3%
200
0.4%
27,900
2.0%
10,700
1.7%
700
0.8%
17,900
2.6%
17,800
2.7%
6,300
0.4%
3,200
1.9%
3,100
0.2%
200
0.0%
1,500
0.5%
900
0.5%
2,700
1.4%
17,300
1.6%
3,500
3.3%
2,100
2.7%
13,800
1.4%
2,400
2.3%
11,400
1.3%
5,000
1.3%
4,000
3.5%
200
0.2%
800
0.5%
46,200
2.6%
700
0.4%
17,600
4.9%
27,900
2.3%

Feb'12toFeb'13
Change
%Change
3.2%
285,700
266,900
3.7%
67,900
3.2%
19,100
3.6%
12,500
4.1%
3,400
2.1%
3,200
4.7%
41,500
3.6%
8,200
5.5%
0
0.0%
200
0.5%
2,400
2.7%
1,600
0.8%
2,200
3.3%
8,300
11.7%
6,600
5.7%
200
0.5%
3,700
1.4%
8,300
14.4%
600
3.0%
7,300
1.7%
7,900
2.0%
2,000
3.3%
3,900
3.2%
200
1.2%
2,000
2.8%
1,400
4.0%
200
0.4%
600
1.2%
1,500
0.8%
800
2.0%
1,900
2.2%
900
3.1%
11,000
1.7%
9,400
2.0%
4,400
1.8%
1,500
3.0%
2,800
1.7%
1,600
0.9%
200
0.2%
2,100
3.9%
60,400
4.4%
21,500
3.5%
600
0.7%
38,300
5.7%
37,300
5.8%
47,500
3.3%
5,500
3.3%
42,000
3.3%
25,300
4.1%
5,900
2.0%
4,300
2.5%
6,500
3.4%
60,800
5.9%
9,600
9.5%
8,300
11.8%
51,200
5.5%
5,800
5.6%
45,400
5.4%
17,800
4.8%
7,000
6.3%
5,000
5.3%
5,800
3.5%
18,800
1.0%
1,700
0.9%
6,700
1.8%
13,800
1.1%

*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.

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Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Nonagricultural Wage & Salary Employment


(Not Seasonally Adjusted)
Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment within the Metropolitan
Statistical Areas rebounded by adding an estimated 91,700 jobs in February
after a revised seasonal drop of -150,300 jobs for January. This rise in
employment was the largest increase for February in the recorded series
and bested the next largest February gain of 91,600 jobs in 2007 by 100
positions. Consequently, the current three-month total loss of -20,600 jobs
was also the smallest three-month total loss in the last seven years for this
time period. All areas added employment for the month and were led by the
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown MSA with a 28,200-job increase. Two other
areas added 10,000 or more jobs including the Dallas-Plano-Irving area with
14,500 jobs and the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA with 10,000 jobs.
The top-three MSAs in terms of percentage gains were the College StationBryan MSA at 5.1 percent followed by the Corpus Christi and the BeaumontPort Arthur MSAs at 1.7 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively. The annual
growth rate for Total Nonagricultural Employment, at 3.5 percent, marked
the 34th consecutive month of positive rates and was the highest growth
rate since an equal mark was set in July 2007. Over the year, 334,200 jobs
were added to the series, bringing employment to a total of 9,893,200 jobs.
By far, the two areas that experienced the highest annual growth rates were
the Odessa and Midland MSAs, each at 8.1 percent. The Houston-Sugar
Land-Baytown MSA was third for the year with a 4.5 percent growth rate.
Due to seasonal factors, the Government sector added the most jobs of
any industry for the month. The 33,300 jobs gained in February could be
largely attributed to the seasonal hiring occurring in many area colleges and
school districts. The upward movement in employment was also the largest
February increase in the recorded series. The biggest percentage gain for any
area was recorded by the College Station-Bryan MSA with a 12.0 percent
increase. This was more than three times the size of the next largest increase,
which was seen in the Tyler MSAs 3.9 percent jump in employment. The
Amarillo MSA and Dallas-Plano-Irving area rounded out the top four areas
with employment increases of 2.9 and 2.6 percent, respectively. The 11,800
jobs gained throughout all the MSAs over the year was in direct contrast to
the 36,600 jobs lost over the 12-month period ending in February 2012. The
annual growth rate for February 2013 recorded the fifth consecutive month
of positive marks. The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown MSA led all areas in
total amount of jobs added over the year at 8,100 positions. The area also
tied for first in percentage terms with the San Angelo MSA at a 2.2 percent
increase. For the state, Government employment grew 1.0 percent for the year.
Employment in Professional and Business Services expanded by 23,400
jobs for February after seasonal forces in that industry led to a revised drop
of 26,300 jobs for January. This was the largest February over-the-month
employment gain in the recorded series. The gain also contributed to the
third consecutive year of positive three-month employment increases for
this time-span with 3,800 jobs added. The Fort Worth-Arlington area led
all areas concerning percentage change with a 3.7 percent increase over the
month. The Beaumont-Port Arthur MSA had the second highest percentage

HighestAnnualGrowthRatesforMining,Logging,andConstruction
NotSeasonallyAdjusted
20.0%
18.0%

17.9%

16.0%

15.8%

15.6%

15.5%

14.0%

12.8%

12.5%

12.0%

10.4%
10.0%

7.3%

8.0%
6.0%
4.0%
2.0%
0.0%

change with 3.0 percent, which was also 1.0 percentage point higher than
the overall statewide increase of 2.0 percent. No areas lost employment for
the month. The annual growth rate for Professional and Business Services
remained positive for the 35th consecutive month with a 4.5 percent rate.
Although the Abilene MSA ranked sixth in number of jobs created for
the year, it ranked first in percentage terms with a 10.0 percent increase.
Another area that grew at least twice as fast as the statewide rate of 4.4
percent was the Victoria MSA with an annual growth rate of 8.8 percent.
Mining, Logging, and Construction added the third most jobs of all industries with
a 17,200 jobs uptick in employment. The group also added more employment
over the month than any other February increase for the recorded series. This
months swelling in employment had 2,800 more jobs than the previous highest
growth mark of February 2008 with 14,400 jobs. The current three-month
gain for the industry continued the employment growth experienced last year
for this time frame and surpassed the total employment level accrued over the
previous six years beginning in 2007. The 7,400-job growth for the HoustonSugar Land-Baytown MSA accounted for nearly one-third of the 22,500 job
growth statewide. The Corpus Christi and Sherman-Denison MSAs led all
areas with 4.1 and 4.0 monthly percentage growth, respectively. No MSAs
lost employment for the month. Mining, Logging, and Construction tallied
59,100 jobs for the year ending in February, setting the annual growth rate of 8.5
percent as the highest rate since November 2006. Seven areas posted doubledigit growth over the year, led by the Odessa MSA with a 17.9 percent increase.

MetropolitanStatisticalAreaOvertheMonthEmploymentChange
January2013toFebruary2013(NotSeasonallyAdjusted)
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, Manufacturing WholesaleTrade
&Construction

RetailTrade

Transportation,
Warehousing,&
Utilities

Information

Financial
Activities

Professional&
Education&
Business
HealthServices
Services

Leisure&
Hospitality

OtherServices

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TexasMetropolitanStatisticalAreasNonagriculturalWageandSalaryEmployment(NotSeasonallyAdjusted)
HOUSTONSUGARLANDBAYTOWN

DALLASPLANOIRVINGMD**

FORTWORTHARLINGTONMD**

Feb'13*

Jan'13

Feb'12

Feb'13*

Jan'13

Feb'12

Feb'13*

Jan'13

Feb'12

TOTALNONFARM

2,752,100

2,723,900

2,633,400

2,148,600

2,134,100

2,076,400

915,700

906,800

879,000

GOODSPRODUCING
Mining,Logging,&Construction
Manufacturing
DurableGoods
FabricatedMetalProductManufacturing
ComputerandElectronicProductManufacturing
NondurableGoods
SERVICEPROVIDING
PrivateServiceProviding
WholesaleTrade
MerchantWholesalers,DurableGoods
MerchantWholesalers,NondurableGoods
RetailTrade
MotorVehicleandPartsDealers

540,100
530,400
506,300
290,300
282,900
269,300
249,800
247,500
237,000
170,100
168,000
158,800
57,800
57,800
53,800
18,800
18,600
18,700
79,700
79,500
78,200
2,212,000
2,193,500
2,127,100
1,835,700
1,826,500
1,758,900
148,700
147,900
141,200
87,900
86,800
83,500
40,600
40,600
39,700
279,900
283,200
268,000
34,600
34,400
33,200
19,700
18,900
19,200
57,400
57,500
56,300
31,000
32,000
29,000
59,400
61,600
59,300
130,900
131,100
125,900
16,400
16,200
16,600
31,800
31,800
31,200
15,300
15,100
15,400
139,200
139,900
138,000
89,000
90,100
89,000
42,800
43,000
42,400
28,900
28,800
29,500
50,200
49,800
49,000
409,900
401,900
394,900
198,000
193,800
191,500
188,800
185,000
180,900
338,500
336,300
321,100
291,200
289,800
275,700
139,800
138,700
130,200
76,100
75,700
73,800
261,100
258,200
245,500
26,300
25,600
25,500
234,800
232,600
220,000
213,000
211,100
198,800
95,700
96,200
93,100
376,300
367,000
368,200
27,600
27,200
27,300
72,300
71,400
71,600
276,400
268,400
269,300
SANANTONIONEWBRAUNFELS

276,300
275,200
269,700
113,700
111,900
103,000
162,600
163,300
166,700
115,300
116,100
118,100

38,100
38,000
39,400
47,300
47,200
48,600
1,872,300
1,858,900
1,806,700
1,603,500
1,596,900
1,541,300
125,500
125,400
121,000
72,600
71,800
69,000
37,100
36,900
36,500
217,600
217,900
209,900
27,100
26,800
26,500
16,700
15,400
15,800
34,900
34,800
34,400
23,600
24,600
23,000
46,400
47,800
45,900
76,800
77,200
74,500
6,000
5,900
5,900
62,500
63,800
64,300
30,500
30,300
30,400
193,000
192,200
185,700
148,500
148,000
142,500
75,500
76,200
73,300
51,600
51,400
50,000
44,500
44,200
43,200
378,400
373,000
359,300
166,900
166,100
161,100
180,900
175,900
167,900
266,500
268,400
259,200
226,600
229,100
220,900
117,700
120,400
114,100
50,800
50,600
50,000
207,000
204,600
194,800
22,400
21,800
21,100
184,600
182,800
173,700
163,100
161,700
153,000
76,200
74,400
72,600
268,800
262,000
265,400
30,000
30,100
30,100
35,700
35,500
36,600
203,100
196,400
198,700
AUSTINROUNDROCKSANMARCOS

157,500
64,900
92,600
67,200

2,500
25,400
758,200
632,100
42,800
25,100
12,300
98,900

8,000
15,100

22,600
64,600

13,300
7,000
55,400
43,100
26,200

105,500
38,000
61,700
118,900
105,000

27,400
99,400

84,400
76,100
33,300
126,100
15,700
12,800
97,600

155,300
62,800
92,500
67,100

2,500
25,400
751,500
627,500
43,500
25,100
12,300
99,400

7,600
15,100

23,400
64,800

13,300
6,900
55,200
42,900
26,400

101,700
37,600
58,400
118,100
104,400

27,300
98,400

83,600
75,000
33,100
124,000
15,700
12,400
95,900
ELPASO

147,500
57,700
89,800
64,800

2,600
25,000
731,500
606,700
40,000
24,100
11,900
96,800

7,800
15,100

23,100
65,300

13,600
7,200
54,700
42,200
26,400

97,500
35,800
55,900
113,000
98,600

26,900
93,000

80,600
72,000
32,800
124,800
15,000
12,500
97,300

Bldng.MaterialandGardenEqpmnt.andSuppliesDlrs.

FoodandBeverageStores
ClothingandClothingAccessoriesStores
GeneralMerchandiseStores
Transportation,Warehousing,andUtilities
Utilities
Information
Telecommunications
FinancialActivities
FinanceandInsurance
CreditIntermediationandRelatedActivities
InsuranceCarriersandRelatedActivities
RealEstateandRentalandLeasing
ProfessionalandBusinessServices
Professional,Scientific,andTechnicalServices
Admin.SupportandWasteMgmt.andRemediation
EducationandHealthServices
HealthCareandSocialAssistance
AmbulatoryHealthCareServices
Hospitals
LeisureandHospitality
Arts,Entertainment,andRecreation
AccommodationandFoodServices
FoodServicesandDrinkingPlaces
OtherServices
Government
Federal
State
Local

Feb'13*

Jan'13

Feb'12

Feb'13*

Jan'13

Feb'12

Feb'13*

Jan'13

Feb'12

TOTALNONFARM

881,400

872,400

863,800

840,100

830,100

807,900

284,700

283,700

280,500

GOODSPRODUCING
Mining,Logging,&Construction
Manufacturing
SERVICEPROVIDING
PrivateServiceProviding
WholesaleTrade
RetailTrade
FoodandBeverageStores
GeneralMerchandiseStores
Transportation,Warehousing,andUtilities
Information
Telecommunications
FinancialActivities
FinanceandInsurance
CreditIntermediationandRelatedActivities
ProfessionalandBusinessServices
Professional,Scientific,andTechnicalServices

92,800
46,200
46,600
788,600
625,600
30,100
96,900
18,000
19,700
22,300
20,300
5,300
72,700
58,200
26,000
110,100
41,900
55,200
134,600
118,600
23,000
105,400
95,100
33,200
163,000
34,800
20,600
107,600

91,000
45,000
46,000
781,400
622,300
30,100
98,900
18,100
20,400
22,100
20,300
5,300
71,900
57,600
25,800
107,600
42,400
54,200
134,200
118,700
22,900
104,300
94,400
32,900
159,100
34,700
20,500
103,900

89,800
43,500
46,300
774,000
612,400
29,400
95,500
18,400
19,200
21,200
19,400
5,300
71,000
57,300
25,200
104,400
42,400
52,600
134,000
117,700
23,200
105,500
94,800
32,000
161,600
35,000
20,500
106,100

94,300
43,600
50,700
745,800
575,700
45,000
90,600
17,400
15,500
14,100
22,100
7,000
45,400
32,300
13,100
127,300
67,400
52,500
101,600
84,400
22,300
93,900
84,100
35,700
170,100
12,500
75,100
82,500

93,600
42,900
50,700
736,500
568,900
45,100
91,500
17,400
16,000
14,000
22,100
6,900
44,400
32,300
13,200
126,000
67,500
51,400
97,300
82,200
22,200
93,200
83,300
35,300
167,600
11,200
74,200
82,200

90,200
40,000
50,200
717,700
549,500
43,700
85,400
17,000
15,300
13,800
21,400
6,700
45,100
31,400
12,700
120,900
65,500
50,500
95,700
81,600
21,300
89,400
80,500
34,100
168,200
12,500
72,400
83,300

30,500
12,700
17,800
254,200
185,300
9,700
35,700

9,400
13,100
4,900

12,700

28,900

19,600
39,600

30,500

10,200
68,900
13,200
10,400
45,300

30,400
12,600
17,800
253,300
184,500
9,600
36,000

9,600
13,100
5,000

12,600

28,600

19,500
39,200

30,400

10,000
68,800
13,100
10,300
45,400

30,200
12,700
17,500
250,300
180,800
9,800
34,600

9,400
12,700
5,000

12,400

29,200

20,300
38,200

29,400

9,500
69,500
12,900
10,200
46,400

AdminSupportandWasteMgmtandRemediationSvcs

EducationandHealthServices
HealthCareandSocialAssistance
Hospitals
LeisureandHospitality
AccommodationandFoodServices
OtherServices
Government
Federal
State
Local

*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.

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TexasMetropolitanStatisticalAreasNonagriculturalWageandSalaryEmployment (NotSeasonallyAdjusted)
INDUSTRY
TOTALNONFARM
Mining,Logging,&Constr.
Manufacturing
WholesaleTrade
RetailTrade
Trans.,Ware.,&Util.
Information
FinancialActivities
Prof.&BusinessServices
Educ.&HealthServices
Leisure&Hospitality
OtherServices
Government
INDUSTRY
TOTALNONFARM
Mining,Logging,&Constr.
Manufacturing
WholesaleTrade
RetailTrade
Trans.,Ware.,&Util.
Information
FinancialActivities
Prof.&BusinessServices
Educ.&HealthServices
Leisure&Hospitality
OtherServices
Government
INDUSTRY
TOTALNONFARM
Mining,Logging,&Constr.
Manufacturing
WholesaleTrade
RetailTrade
Trans.,Ware.,&Util.
Information
FinancialActivities
Prof.&BusinessServices
Educ.&HealthServices
Leisure&Hospitality
OtherServices
Government
INDUSTRY
TOTALNONFARM
Mining,Logging,&Constr.
Manufacturing
WholesaleTrade
RetailTrade
Trans.,Ware.,&Util.
Information
FinancialActivities
Prof.&BusinessServices
Educ.&HealthServices
Leisure&Hospitality
OtherServices
Government
INDUSTRY
TOTALNONFARM
Mining,Logging,&Constr.
Manufacturing
WholesaleTrade
RetailTrade
Trans.,Ware.,&Util.
Information
FinancialActivities
Prof.&BusinessServices
Educ.&HealthServices
Leisure&Hospitality
OtherServices
Government

ABILENE
Feb'13*
Jan'13
Feb'12
67,100
66,800
65,800
5,300
5,300
5,000
2,700
2,700
2,700
2,600
2,600
2,500
8,100
8,200
7,900
1,700
1,700
1,600
1,100
1,100
1,100
3,800
3,800
3,800
5,500
5,500
5,000
13,600
13,400
13,600
7,400
7,300
7,100
2,600
2,600
2,500
12,700
12,600
13,000
COLLEGESTATIONBRYAN
Feb'13*
Jan'13
Feb'12
98,800
94,000
96,200
6,800
6,600
6,600
5,600
5,600
5,300
1,900
1,900
1,800
11,000
11,000
10,500
1,400
1,400
1,300
1,300
1,300
1,200
3,600
3,500
3,500
6,600
6,500
6,200
10,300
10,200
10,100
12,400
11,900
10,000
3,400
3,300
3,200
34,500
30,800
36,500
LONGVIEW
Feb'13*
Jan'13
Feb'12
101,100
99,800
102,100
17,500
16,900
16,500
11,400
11,400
11,800
4,900
4,800
4,700
11,100
11,200
10,600
3,800
3,900
3,700
1,400
1,400
1,300
4,100
4,000
3,900
8,900
8,800
8,400
15,500
15,400
15,800
8,400
8,300
8,100
3,600
3,600
3,500
11,500
11,400
11,500
ODESSA
Feb'13*
Jan'13
Feb'12
74,600
73,900
69,000
19,100
18,800
16,200
5,700
5,700
5,300
5,900
5,900
5,400
7,100
7,100
6,700
2,800
2,800
2,500
600
600
600
3,000
3,000
2,800
4,400
4,400
4,300
5,800
5,800
5,800
7,300
7,100
6,700
3,400
3,400
3,300
9,500
9,300
9,400
TYLER
Feb'13*
Jan'13
Feb'12
94,100
93,300
92,700
5,500
5,400
5,400
5,300
5,200
5,300
3,300
3,300
3,200
11,900
12,200
11,800
3,600
3,700
3,700
2,400
2,400
2,300
4,200
4,200
4,200
8,300
8,200
8,200
22,200
22,100
21,500
9,700
9,500
9,500
4,300
4,200
4,000
13,400
12,900
13,600

AMARILLO
Feb'13*
Jan'13
112,600
112,000
5,900
5,800
13,200
13,200
5,200
5,300
14,500
14,500
4,800
4,800
1,400
1,400
6,000
6,100
8,200
8,100
16,300
16,300
11,300
11,300
4,800
4,800
21,000
20,400
CORPUSCHRISTI
Feb'13*
Jan'13
188,500
185,300
25,600
24,600
9,800
9,800
5,800
5,700
19,900
20,200
6,800
6,800
2,000
1,900
7,600
7,600
15,300
15,100
31,200
30,800
23,200
22,300
8,000
7,900
33,300
32,600
LUBBOCK
Feb'13*
Jan'13
130,400
129,500
5,600
5,500
5,000
5,000
6,200
6,100
16,500
16,600
4,300
4,300
3,800
3,800
6,900
6,900
11,100
10,900
21,800
21,500
16,400
16,000
5,400
5,400
27,400
27,500
SANANGELO
Feb'13*
Jan'13
46,900
46,700
3,500
3,400
3,800
3,900
1,700
1,700
5,500
5,600
1,000
1,000
1,000
1,000
2,100
2,100
3,600
3,500
8,000
8,000
5,500
5,400
2,000
2,000
9,200
9,100
VICTORIA
Feb'13*
Jan'13
52,400
52,300
7,300
7,200
5,900
6,000
2,100
2,100
6,500
6,700
1,500
1,500
400
500
2,300
2,300
3,700
3,600
7,200
7,100
4,700
4,700
1,900
1,900
8,900
8,700

Feb'12
111,800
5,500
13,400
5,200
13,800
4,700
1,500
6,200
8,100
16,200
11,700
4,600
20,900
Feb'12
181,000
22,100
9,800
5,600
19,700
6,400
2,000
7,400
15,100
30,300
21,300
7,300
34,000
Feb'12
127,600
5,400
4,900
6,100
15,800
4,100
3,900
6,800
10,700
21,500
15,800
5,200
27,400
Feb'12
45,300
3,300
3,800
1,700
5,400
1,000
1,000
2,000
3,700
7,700
4,800
1,900
9,000
Feb'12
50,900
6,900
5,900
1,900
6,300
1,400
500
2,200
3,400
7,200
4,400
1,800
9,000

BEAUMONTPORTARTHUR
Feb'13*
Jan'13
Feb'12
161,500
159,300
161,200
20,300
19,900
20,900
22,500
21,800
22,200
5,200
5,200
4,800
19,300
19,500
19,200
6,100
6,000
5,800
1,300
1,300
1,400
5,800
5,700
5,700
13,700
13,300
14,100
22,300
22,100
22,000
14,700
14,400
14,000
5,600
5,600
5,500
24,700
24,500
25,600
KILLEENTEMPLEFORTHOOD
Feb'13*
Jan'13
Feb'12
130,800
129,100
127,200
5,400
5,300
5,000
7,100
7,100
7,000
3,900
3,900
3,800
15,300
15,500
14,900
4,500
4,500
4,500
2,200
2,300
2,300
5,900
6,000
5,400
9,300
9,300
8,900
22,000
21,600
20,600
13,500
12,800
12,100
4,900
4,800
4,900
36,800
36,000
37,800
MCALLENEDINBURGMISSION
Feb'13*
Jan'13
Feb'12
232,400 232,300 227,800
9,100
9,000
8,900
6,300
6,400
6,200
6,900
7,000
6,600
34,900
35,400
33,300
7,800
7,800
7,600
1,900
1,900
2,000
8,800
8,900
8,700
15,200
15,000
15,000
59,700
59,900
59,700
20,500
20,300
19,600
5,900
5,800
5,600
55,400
54,900
54,600
SHERMANDENISON
Feb'13*
Jan'13
Feb'12
43,100
42,900
42,100
2,600
2,500
2,500
5,300
5,300
5,400
1,100
1,100
1,000
5,400
5,500
5,300
1,200
1,200
1,100
400
400
500
2,900
2,900
2,700
2,600
2,600
2,500
9,100
9,000
8,800
4,700
4,600
4,500
1,500
1,500
1,400
6,300
6,300
6,400
WACO
Feb'13*
Jan'13
Feb'12
106,900
104,800
107,900
6,100
5,900
5,800
14,600
14,600
14,300
4,000
4,000
3,900
10,800
10,900
10,600
2,800
2,800
2,800
1,300
1,300
1,300
6,200
6,200
6,100
9,200
9,000
8,900
20,500
20,300
19,800
10,900
10,400
9,900
3,800
3,800
3,800
17,700
17,700
17,600

BROWNSVILLEHARLINGEN
Feb'13*
Jan'13
Feb'12
133,000
132,200
130,300
3,700
3,700
3,200
5,800
5,800
5,800
3,700
3,600
3,600
16,800
17,300
16,200
4,700
4,700
4,800
1,200
1,200
1,800
5,500
5,500
5,300
10,000
10,000
10,300
33,900
33,400
33,200
13,200
12,900
12,200
3,600
3,700
3,400
30,900
30,400
30,500
LAREDO
Feb'13*
Jan'13
Feb'12
95,300
95,100
91,900
4,400
4,300
3,900
700
700
800
2,700
2,700
2,700
12,600
12,900
12,200
13,100
13,200
12,500
600
600
600
3,800
3,800
3,800
7,500
7,500
7,500
15,000
14,900
14,600
10,100
9,900
8,900
2,500
2,500
2,300
22,300
22,100
22,100
MIDLAND
Feb'13*
Jan'13
Feb'12
84,000
83,400
77,700
23,900
23,600
20,700
3,500
3,500
3,200
4,500
4,500
4,200
7,800
7,900
7,200
4,100
4,100
3,500
1,000
1,000
1,100
4,200
4,200
3,700
8,800
8,700
8,700
7,200
7,100
7,200
7,600
7,600
7,000
2,900
2,900
2,800
8,500
8,300
8,400
TEXARKANA
Feb'13*
Jan'13
Feb'12
56,400
56,300
56,400
2,200
2,200
2,100
4,100
4,100
4,000
2,500
2,500
2,400
6,900
7,000
6,900
3,000
3,000
3,100
500
500
500
2,600
2,600
2,600
4,100
4,000
4,200
9,200
9,200
9,200
5,600
5,600
5,600
2,200
2,200
2,200
13,500
13,400
13,600
WICHITAFALLS
Feb'13*
Jan'13
Feb'12
58,700
58,100
58,500
3,400
3,400
3,400
5,200
5,200
5,400
1,900
1,800
1,800
7,600
7,600
7,600
1,900
1,900
1,800
1,000
1,000
1,100
2,800
2,800
2,600
4,200
4,100
4,100
9,600
9,500
9,500
6,000
5,800
6,000
2,700
2,600
2,500
12,400
12,400
12,700

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.

TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION


LABOR MARKET AND CAREER INFORMATION DEPARTMENT

T E X A S

L A B O R

M A R K E T

MARCH 2013

R E V I E W

Amarillo

0.7%

2.4%

Wichita
Falls

Lubbock

2.2%

ShermanDenison

0.3%

0.0%

Texarkana

3.7%
DallasFort WorthArlington

2.0%
El Paso

Longview
Tyler

Abilene

1.5%

1.5% 2.3%

Odessa

8.1%
8.1% Midland
Waco
San 3.5%
Angelo

3.0%

Killeen2.8% TempleFort Hood

2.7%
College
StationBryan

4.0%
AustinRound RockSan Marcos

0.2%
HoustonSugar LandBaytown

BeaumontPort
Arthur

San AntonioNew Braunfels

Total Nonagricultural Employment by MSA (In Thousands)


MSA

Feb.
2013

67.1
Abilene
112.6
Amarillo
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos 840.1
161.5
Beaumont-Port Arthur
133.0
Brownsville-Harlingen
98.8
College Station-Bryan
188.5
Corpus Christi
3,064.3
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
284.7
El Paso
2,752.1
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
130.8
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
95.3
Laredo
102.1
Longview
130.4
Lubbock
232.4
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
84.0
Midland
74.6
Odessa
46.9
San Angelo
881.4
San Antonio-New Braunfels
43.1
Sherman-Denison
56.4
Texarkana
94.1
Tyler
52.4
Victoria
107.9
Waco
58.7
Wichita Falls

Feb.
2012

65.8
111.8
807.9
161.2
130.3
96.2
181.0
2,955.4
280.5
2,633.4
127.2
91.9
99.8
127.6
227.8
77.7
69.0
45.3
863.8
42.1
56.4
92.7
50.9
104.8
58.5

4.5%

2.0%
2.9%

% Annual
Job Growth

2.0%
0.7%
4.0%
0.2%
2.1%
2.7%
4.1%
3.7%
1.5%
4.5%
2.8%
3.7%
2.3%
2.2%
2.0%
8.1%
8.1%
3.5%
2.0%
2.4%
0.0%
1.5%
2.9%
3.0%
0.3%

Victoria

4.1%
Corpus
Christi

Laredo

3.7%

2.0%
McAllenEdinburgMission

Job Growth Rates


Texas: 3.3%

2.1%
BrownsvilleHarlingen

4.0% and above


3.0% to 3.9%
2.3% to 2.9%
2.0% to 2.2%
0.0% to 1.9%

(5)
(4)
(5)
(5)
(6)

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. (3/29/2013)

TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION


LABOR MARKET AND CAREER INFORMATION DEPARTMENT

T E X A S

MARCH 2013

L A B O R

M A R K E T

R E V I E W

Unemployment Rates by County


February 2013
Dallam

Hansford

Ochiltree

Lipscomb

Hutchinson

Roberts

Hemphill

Potter

Carson

Gray

Wheeler

Randall

Armstrong

Donley

Collingsworth

Hall

Childress

Sherman

Hartley

Moore

Oldham

Deaf Smith

Parmer

Bailey

Castro

Swisher

Lamb

Hale

Briscoe

Floyd

Motley

Hardeman

Cottle

Wilbarger
Foard
Cochran Hockley

Lubbock

Crosby

Dickens

King

Wichita

Knox

Baylor

Clay

Archer

Montague

Yoakum

El Paso

Hudspeth

Culberson

Loving

Winkler

Ector

Bowie

Garza

Kent

Stonewall

Haskell

Throckmorton

Young

Ward

Crane

Martin

Borden

Scurry

Howard

Fisher

Mitchell

Nolan

Jones

Taylor

Midland

Glasscock

Sterling

Coke

Upton

Shackelford

Callahan

Parker

Stephens Palo
Pinto

Eastland

Collin

Hunt

Tarrant

Runnels

Johnson

Hood

Ellis

Houston
Leon
Angelina
Robertson

Bell

Madison
Milam
Brazos

Hardin

Lee

Travis

Washington

Kendall

Real
Bandera

Montgomery

Bastrop
Fayette

Caldwell

Comal

Austin

Waller

Hays

Tyler

San
Jacinto

Grimes

Burleson

Kerr

Polk

Jasper

Walker

Williamson

Blanco

Sabine

Trinity

Burnet
Llano

Kimble

Edwards

Shelby
Nacogdoches

Freestone

Falls

Lampasas

Gillespie
Val Verde

McLennan

Menard
Mason

Sutton

Terrell

Limestone

Newton

Schleicher

Panola

Cherokee

San Augustine

Crockett

Gregg
Rusk

Anderson

Hamilton
Coryell

San
Saba

Marion
Harrison

Smith

Navarro

Comanche

Concho

Cass

Camp

Henderson

Bosque

Mills

Titus

Upshur
Van
Zandt

Hill

Coleman

Mc
Culloch

Jeff Davis

Rains Wood

Rockwall

Dallas

Kaufman

Erath

Tom Green

Reagan
Irion

Brewster

Denton

Somervell

Pecos

Presidio

Wise

Delta
Hopkins

Dawson

Brown
Reeves

Jack

Morris

Andrews

Red River

Fannin

Franklin

Gaines

Lynn

Lamar

Grayson

Cooke
Terry

Liberty
Orange

Harris

Jefferson
Chambers

Kinney

Uvalde

Bexar

Medina

Colorado

Guadalupe

Fort Bend

Lavaca

Gonzales

Galveston
Wharton

Wilson
Maverick

DeWitt
Zavala

Frio

Jackson
Karnes

Matagorda

Atascosa

Unemployment Rates
Texas: 6.5%*

Dimmit

(69)
(65)
(55)
(29)
(36)

Victoria
Goliad

LaSalle

Bee

Mc
Mullen

Calhoun
Refugio

Live
Oak

Webb

0.0% to 4.9%
5.0% to 5.9%
6.0% to 6.9%
7.0% to 7.9%
8.0% and above

Brazoria

Duval

Jim
Wells

San
Patricio

Aransas

Nueces

Kleberg
Zapata

Jim
Hogg

Brooks

Kenedy

Starr
Willacy
Hidalgo
Cameron

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Program *Not Seasonally Adjusted
Prepared by the Labor Market and Career Information Department, TWC (3/29/2013)

TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION


LABOR MARKET AND CAREER INFORMATION DEPARTMENT

T E X A S

L A B O R

M A R K E T

MARCH 2013

R E V I E W

Highlights of the Texas Labor Force

MSAs Ranked by Unemployment Rate


February 2013 (Not Seasonally Adjusted)

(Not Seasonally Adjusted)


The February unemployment rate declined four-tenths of a percentage point to 6.5 percent. This followed
the average January-to-February rate drop of 0.3 percentage points seen during the last three years. This
was also the lowest February unemployment rate since 2008. Over the prior three months, the unemployment
rate has shown an average increase of two-tenths of a percentage point. The unemployment rate has contracted
seven-tenths of a percentage point over the year. The national rate also dropped four-tenths of a percentage
point over the month to 8.1 percent. The Texas unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points below the
national rate and has remained at or below the national unemployment rate for 75 consecutive months.
The Civilian Labor Force (CLF) grew by 7,500 individuals to 12,662,600 Texans. This was the smallest
over-the-month increase since December. This was the third consecutive month of growth for the
Texas CLF. The prior three months have shown an average increase of 11,100 persons joining the Texas
labor force. The labor force has increased by 141,800 Texans over the year, bringing the annual growth
rate to 1.1 percent.
The number of employed persons increased from January to February by 63,100 individuals to 11,845,600
Texans. This was the largest over-the-month increase since September 2012. Over the last three months,
Texas has shown an average decrease of 9,600 employed Texans. Over the year, the number of jobholders
has expanded by 232,500 people. Unemployed persons decreased by 55,600 individuals over the month.
This was the most significant decrease in jobseekers since September 2012. The number of unemployed
Texans has decreased by 90,700 individuals over the year.
The number of jobseekers continuing to file for unemployment insurance benefits decreased by 9,300
persons over the month to a total of 127,700 Texans. Over the year, the number of claimants has
decreased by 8,300 individuals. Of the 25 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), five showed an increase
in unemployment claim activity with the Midland MSA leading the way at 9.2 percent. A decrease in
unemployment claim activity was experienced in 20 MSAs with the Beaumont-Port Arthur MSA leading
with a decline of 23.6 percent.

1
2
3
4(tie)

7
8(tie)
10
11
12
13(tie)
15(tie)

17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Midland
Odessa
Amarillo
Abilene
Lubbock
SanAngelo
CollegeStationBryan
AustinRoundRockSanMarcos
Victoria
Longview
CorpusChristi
WichitaFalls
SanAntonioNewBraunfels
Waco
DallasFortWorthArlington
HoustonSugarLandBaytown
Texas
Tyler
Texarkana
Laredo
ShermanDenison
KilleenTempleFortHood
UnitedStates
ElPaso
BeaumontPortArthur
BrownsvilleHarlingen
McAllenEdinburgMission

3.2
3.8
4.6
5.1
5.1
5.1
5.3
5.4
5.4
5.7
5.9
6.0
6.1
6.1
6.3
6.3
6.5
6.6
6.8
6.9
7.0
7.1
8.1
9.1
9.9
10.4
11.0

Civilian Labor Force Estimates for Texas Metropolitan Statistical Areas


Not Seasonally Adjusted (In Thousands)

UnitedStates
Texas
Abilene
Amarillo
AustinRoundRockSanMarcos
BeaumontPortArthur
BrownsvilleHarlingen
CollegeStationBryan
CorpusChristi
DallasFortWorthArlington
DallasPlanoIrvingMD
FortWorthArlingtonMD
ElPaso
HoustonSugarLandBaytown
KilleenTempleFortHood
Laredo
Longview
Lubbock
McAllenEdinburgMission
Midland
Odessa
SanAngelo
SanAntonioNewBraunfels
ShermanDenison
Texarkana
Tyler
Victoria
Waco
WichitaFalls

C.L.F.
154,727.0
12,662.6
84.7
133.7
978.5
189.3
164.4
115.3
218.6
3,370.6
2,245.5
1,125.1
323.6
3,069.7
171.3
101.1
115.9
146.6
316.9
93.3
86.3
56.8
1,019.3
57.3
63.7
101.5
61.6
116.0
72.0

February2013
Emp. Unemp.
142,228.0 12,500.0
11,845.6
817.0
4.3
80.4
127.6
6.1
925.9
52.6
170.6
18.7
147.3
17.1
109.2
6.1
205.7
12.9
3,158.0
212.6
2,102.3
143.2
1,055.7
69.4
294.1
29.5
2,877.3
192.4
159.2
12.1
94.1
7.0
109.3
6.6
139.1
7.5
282.1
34.8
90.3
3.0
83.0
3.3
53.9
2.9
957.0
62.3
53.3
4.0
59.3
4.4
94.8
6.7
58.3
3.3
109.0
7.0
67.7
4.3

Rate
8.1
6.5
5.1
4.6
5.4
9.9
10.4
5.3
5.9
6.3
6.4
6.2
9.1
6.3
7.1
6.9
5.7
5.1
11.0
3.2
3.8
5.1
6.1
7.0
6.8
6.6
5.4
6.1
6.0

C.L.F.
154,794.0
12,655.1
84.8
133.8
974.4
189.7
164.7
111.2
216.9
3,372.8
2,246.6
1,126.4
324.7
3,066.5
170.2
101.8
115.8
146.7
319.9
93.1
86.1
56.8
1,017.8
57.6
63.8
101.8
61.7
116.1
72.3

January2013
Emp. Unemp.
141,614.0 13,181.0
11,782.5
872.6
80.2
4.6
127.2
6.6
918.0
56.4
169.1
20.6
146.6
18.1
104.6
6.6
202.9
14.0
3,145.6
227.2
2,095.4
151.2
1,050.3
76.1
293.9
30.8
2,860.2
206.3
157.4
12.8
94.5
7.3
108.7
7.1
138.7
8.0
282.8
37.1
89.9
3.2
82.5
3.6
53.7
3.1
951.1
66.7
53.3
4.3
59.2
4.6
94.4
7.4
58.1
3.6
108.6
7.5
67.7
4.6

Rate
8.5
6.9
5.4
4.9
5.8
10.9
11.0
5.9
6.5
6.7
6.7
6.8
9.5
6.7
7.5
7.2
6.2
5.5
11.6
3.4
4.1
5.4
6.6
7.5
7.2
7.2
5.8
6.5
6.3

C.L.F.
154,114.0
12,520.8
84.3
134.2
955.1
191.5
163.4
115.0
215.5
3,310.0
2,203.7
1,106.1
325.7
3,011.1
169.4
100.1
115.8
145.5
318.1
87.3
81.3
55.6
1,021.2
57.5
65.2
102.5
60.7
115.7
72.8

February2012
Emp. Unemp.
140,684.0 13,430.0
11,613.1
907.7
79.5
4.8
127.5
6.7
896.2
58.9
172.4
19.1
145.3
18.1
108.3
6.7
200.6
14.9
3,072.6
237.4
2,044.1
159.6
1,028.4
77.7
293.7
32.0
2,791.4
219.7
156.1
13.3
92.5
7.6
108.9
6.9
137.2
8.3
281.8
36.3
84.0
3.3
77.6
3.7
52.5
3.1
950.9
70.3
53.0
4.5
60.4
4.8
94.9
7.6
57.0
3.7
107.7
8.0
68.2
4.6

Rate
8.7
7.2
5.6
5.0
6.2
10.0
11.1
5.8
6.9
7.2
7.2
7.0
9.8
7.3
7.9
7.6
6.0
5.7
11.4
3.7
4.6
5.6
6.9
7.8
7.3
7.4
6.1
6.9
6.3

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.

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T E X A S

MARCH 2013

L A B O R

M A R K E T

R E V I E W

UnemploymentRatesforTexasCounties
County
Anderson
Andrews
Angelina
Aransas
Archer
Armstrong
Atascosa
Austin
Bailey
Bandera
Bastrop
Baylor
Bee
Bell
Bexar
Blanco
Borden
Bosque
Bowie
Brazoria
Brazos
Brewster
Briscoe
Brooks
Brown
Burleson
Burnet
Caldwell
Calhoun
Callahan
Cameron
Camp
Carson
Cass
Castro
Chambers
Cherokee
Childress
Clay
Cochran
Coke
Coleman
Collin
Collingsworth
Colorado
Comal
Comanche
Concho
Cooke
Coryell
Cottle
Crane
Crockett
Crosby
Culberson
Dallam
Dallas
Dawson
DeafSmith
Delta
Denton
DeWitt
Dickens
Dimmit

Feb
2013
7.3
3.5
6.6
6.1
4.9
4.4
6.3
6.1
7.6
5.6
6.0
4.4
6.8
6.9
6.2
5.2
2.5
7.0
7.0
6.4
5.1
4.8
8.1
7.0
5.9
6.4
5.4
6.7
5.7
5.2
10.4
7.0
4.5
9.2
5.4
6.7
7.7
5.3
5.0
7.7
5.8
6.1
5.7
5.0
5.4
6.0
5.7
7.1
4.4
8.0
6.0
4.8
3.8
6.9
3.3
3.9
6.9
6.9
4.9
7.7
5.5
4.7
9.1
4.9

Jan
2013
8.0
3.8
7.1
6.7
5.1
4.8
6.8
6.6
7.9
6.0
6.4
4.6
7.3
7.3
6.6
5.7
3.3
7.5
6.7
6.9
5.7
5.0
8.1
7.2
6.3
6.9
5.7
7.0
6.3
5.3
11.0
7.8
4.5
9.6
5.4
7.9
8.2
5.7
5.4
7.9
6.7
6.6
6.0
5.0
5.6
6.3
6.1
7.4
4.7
8.8
6.1
5.1
4.2
6.9
3.7
4.2
7.3
7.2
5.2
8.4
5.9
5.1
9.5
5.2

Feb
2012
7.8
4.0
7.0
7.1
5.6
5.4
7.0
6.2
7.4
6.5
6.7
4.6
7.3
7.8
7.0
5.9
3.3
7.9
7.7
7.8
5.6
4.9
6.8
7.3
6.3
5.7
5.8
7.3
8.4
5.3
11.1
8.2
4.8
9.8
5.4
7.5
8.0
5.5
5.2
8.4
6.0
6.4
6.4
4.8
6.1
6.4
6.1
7.3
4.6
8.7
7.0
5.7
4.3
8.6
3.6
4.2
7.9
7.7
5.4
8.2
6.3
5.3
11.3
5.3

Monthly
Change
0.7
0.3
0.5
0.6
0.2
0.4
0.5
0.5
0.3
0.4
0.4
0.2
0.5
0.4
0.4
0.5
0.8
0.5
0.3
0.5
0.6
0.2
0.0
0.2
0.4
0.5
0.3
0.3
0.6
0.1
0.6
0.8
0.0
0.4
0.0
1.2
0.5
0.4
0.4
0.2
0.9
0.5
0.3
0.0
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.3
0.3
0.8
0.1
0.3
0.4
0.0
0.4
0.3
0.4
0.3
0.3
0.7
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.3

YearAgo
Change
0.5
0.5
0.4
1.0
0.7
1.0
0.7
0.1
0.2
0.9
0.7
0.2
0.5
0.9
0.8
0.7
0.8
0.9
0.7
1.4
0.5
0.1
1.3
0.3
0.4
0.7
0.4
0.6
2.7
0.1
0.7
1.2
0.3
0.6
0.0
0.8
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.7
0.2
0.3
0.7
0.2
0.7
0.4
0.4
0.2
0.2
0.7
1.0
0.9
0.5
1.7
0.3
0.3
1.0
0.8
0.5
0.5
0.8
0.6
2.2
0.4

County
Donley
Duval
Eastland
Ector
Edwards
Ellis
ElPaso
Erath
Falls
Fannin
Fayette
Fisher
Floyd
Foard
FortBend
Franklin
Freestone
Frio
Gaines
Galveston
Garza
Gillespie
Glasscock
Goliad
Gonzales
Gray
Grayson
Gregg
Grimes
Guadalupe
Hale
Hall
Hamilton
Hansford
Hardeman
Hardin
Harris
Harrison
Hartley
Haskell
Hays
Hemphill
Henderson
Hidalgo
Hill
Hockley
Hood
Hopkins
Houston
Howard
Hudspeth
Hunt
Hutchinson
Irion
Jack
Jackson
Jasper
JeffDavis
Jefferson
JimHogg
JimWells
Johnson
Jones
Karnes

Feb
2013
6.0
6.2
5.9
3.8
7.7
6.5
9.1
5.5
8.1
9.2
4.5
5.1
9.4
5.6
5.8
6.3
5.5
5.3
4.5
6.7
5.7
4.1
3.9
5.1
4.8
4.7
7.0
5.6
5.9
5.9
11.2
7.8
5.3
4.2
5.5
8.0
6.3
6.8
4.2
5.8
5.2
2.2
7.1
11.0
6.6
4.5
5.5
5.7
9.1
5.8
5.6
6.3
5.6
4.0
4.5
4.8
9.8
5.1
10.2
4.9
4.7
6.0
5.9
6.4

Jan
2013
6.0
6.4
6.3
4.1
8.3
7.0
9.5
6.1
8.9
9.9
5.0
5.5
8.0
6.3
6.1
6.8
6.1
5.6
4.7
7.5
6.4
4.5
4.3
6.1
4.9
4.9
7.5
6.0
6.6
6.3
6.9
8.4
5.8
4.4
5.7
8.5
6.8
7.1
4.6
6.2
5.7
2.5
7.7
11.6
7.1
4.9
5.9
6.0
9.6
6.2
6.2
6.9
5.9
4.0
4.9
5.3
10.8
5.7
11.3
5.5
4.9
6.6
6.5
6.9

Feb
2012
5.5
7.1
6.6
4.6
6.7
7.3
9.8
5.6
9.1
9.0
5.0
5.3
8.0
5.6
6.5
6.9
5.7
6.0
5.0
8.1
6.6
4.5
4.6
5.4
4.9
5.1
7.8
5.9
7.0
6.0
6.8
8.7
5.5
3.9
5.4
7.9
7.4
7.2
4.6
6.2
6.0
2.4
7.8
11.4
7.5
5.2
6.1
6.3
10.4
6.2
5.7
7.6
5.7
4.6
4.5
5.7
10.4
6.3
10.6
5.2
5.4
7.1
6.8
7.2

Monthly
Change
0.0
0.2
0.4
0.3
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.6
0.8
0.7
0.5
0.4
1.4
0.7
0.3
0.5
0.6
0.3
0.2
0.8
0.7
0.4
0.4
1.0
0.1
0.2
0.5
0.4
0.7
0.4
4.3
0.6
0.5
0.2
0.2
0.5
0.5
0.3
0.4
0.4
0.5
0.3
0.6
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.4
0.3
0.5
0.4
0.6
0.6
0.3
0.0
0.4
0.5
1.0
0.6
1.1
0.6
0.2
0.6
0.6
0.5

YearAgo
Change
0.5
0.9
0.7
0.8
1.0
0.8
0.7
0.1
1.0
0.2
0.5
0.2
1.4
0.0
0.7
0.6
0.2
0.7
0.5
1.4
0.9
0.4
0.7
0.3
0.1
0.4
0.8
0.3
1.1
0.1
4.4
0.9
0.2
0.3
0.1
0.1
1.1
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.8
0.2
0.7
0.4
0.9
0.7
0.6
0.6
1.3
0.4
0.1
1.3
0.1
0.6
0.0
0.9
0.6
1.2
0.4
0.3
0.7
1.1
0.9
0.8

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.

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T E X A S

L A B O R

M A R K E T

MARCH 2013

R E V I E W

UnemploymentRatesforTexasCounties(continued)
County
Kaufman
Kendall
Kenedy
Kent
Kerr
Kimble
King
Kinney
Kleberg
Knox
Lamar
Lamb
Lampasas
LaSalle
Lavaca
Lee
Leon
Liberty
Limestone
Lipscomb
LiveOak
Llano
Loving
Lubbock
Lynn
McCulloch
McLennan
McMullen
Madison
Marion
Martin
Mason
Matagorda
Maverick
Medina
Menard
Midland
Milam
Mills
Mitchell
Montague
Montgomery
Moore
Morris
Motley
Nacogdoches
Navarro
Newton
Nolan
Nueces
Ochiltree
Oldham
Orange
PaloPinto
Panola
Parker
Parmer
Pecos
Polk
Potter
Presidio
Rains
Randall
Reagan

Feb
2013
6.6
5.3
2.9
4.6
5.4
5.6
7.3
8.4
5.6
6.0
8.7
7.2
7.0
3.9
4.3
4.9
6.8
8.2
5.6
3.5
4.0
6.5
8.9
5.1
6.5
4.9
6.1
3.2
6.8
7.8
3.9
4.2
9.1
14.2
6.3
5.6
3.2
8.0
5.0
6.4
4.8
5.5
4.1
9.1
6.0
6.1
8.0
11.7
5.7
5.7
3.4
4.7
10.2
6.5
5.6
5.8
4.8
4.4
8.3
5.3
11.8
6.7
4.0
2.3

Jan
2013
7.1
5.7
3.0
4.6
5.9
5.9
7.6
8.8
6.1
6.8
9.2
7.4
7.3
4.1
4.8
5.0
7.3
9.0
6.1
3.8
4.2
7.1
9.3
5.4
6.9
5.5
6.5
3.0
7.4
8.4
4.3
4.3
10.1
14.8
6.8
7.1
3.4
8.5
5.6
7.0
5.1
5.9
4.4
9.5
6.3
6.6
8.1
12.9
5.9
6.2
3.6
4.8
11.1
6.5
6.0
6.0
5.3
5.0
8.8
5.7
12.8
7.3
4.3
2.5

Feb
2012
7.5
5.8
2.9
5.4
5.8
5.8
8.8
8.5
6.1
5.7
9.8
12.7
7.0
4.9
4.7
5.5
7.1
9.4
6.5
3.8
4.6
6.9
9.1
5.7
7.7
5.4
6.9
3.1
7.1
8.4
4.6
4.5
10.8
14.6
6.8
6.3
3.7
8.7
5.4
7.1
5.3
6.4
4.2
10.3
6.2
6.3
8.6
12.0
6.0
6.7
3.5
4.6
9.6
6.6
5.9
6.5
4.7
4.8
8.9
5.8
12.0
7.8
4.4
2.4

Monthly
Change
0.5
0.4
0.1
0.0
0.5
0.3
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.8
0.5
0.2
0.3
0.2
0.5
0.1
0.5
0.8
0.5
0.3
0.2
0.6
0.4
0.3
0.4
0.6
0.4
0.2
0.6
0.6
0.4
0.1
1.0
0.6
0.5
1.5
0.2
0.5
0.6
0.6
0.3
0.4
0.3
0.4
0.3
0.5
0.1
1.2
0.2
0.5
0.2
0.1
0.9
0.0
0.4
0.2
0.5
0.6
0.5
0.4
1.0
0.6
0.3
0.2

YearAgo
Change
0.9
0.5
0.0
0.8
0.4
0.2
1.5
0.1
0.5
0.3
1.1
5.5
0.0
1.0
0.4
0.6
0.3
1.2
0.9
0.3
0.6
0.4
0.2
0.6
1.2
0.5
0.8
0.1
0.3
0.6
0.7
0.3
1.7
0.4
0.5
0.7
0.5
0.7
0.4
0.7
0.5
0.9
0.1
1.2
0.2
0.2
0.6
0.3
0.3
1.0
0.1
0.1
0.6
0.1
0.3
0.7
0.1
0.4
0.6
0.5
0.2
1.1
0.4
0.1

County
Real
RedRiver
Reeves
Refugio
Roberts
Robertson
Rockwall
Runnels
Rusk
Sabine
SanAugustine
SanJacinto
SanPatricio
SanSaba
Schleicher
Scurry
Shackelford
Shelby
Sherman
Smith
Somervell
Starr
Stephens
Sterling
Stonewall
Sutton
Swisher
Tarrant
Taylor
Terrell
Terry
Throckmorton
Titus
TomGreen
Travis
Trinity
Tyler
Upshur
Upton
Uvalde
ValVerde
VanZandt
Victoria
Walker
Waller
Ward
Washington
Webb
Wharton
Wheeler
Wichita
Wilbarger
Willacy
Williamson
Wilson
Winkler
Wise
Wood
Yoakum
Young
Zapata
Zavala

Feb
2013
7.0
10.2
9.2
4.5
3.3
7.3
5.8
5.8
6.0
15.9
10.5
7.4
7.4
7.8
3.6
4.1
2.7
6.8
4.8
6.6
5.3
16.4
5.4
3.5
4.0
3.4
7.9
6.2
5.0
6.9
6.5
4.9
7.0
5.1
5.3
7.4
10.0
5.9
3.3
7.8
7.8
6.1
5.3
6.3
6.5
4.3
4.9
6.9
6.3
3.9
6.1
4.6
14.6
5.5
5.6
4.4
5.9
7.1
3.2
4.8
6.4
13.9

Jan
2013
7.7
10.8
9.9
4.7
3.8
7.9
6.3
6.0
6.5
16.6
11.2
8.2
8.0
8.4
4.0
4.2
3.0
7.1
5.4
7.2
6.4
16.9
5.7
3.5
4.1
3.6
6.6
6.8
5.3
6.9
7.1
5.0
7.3
5.4
5.7
8.2
10.9
6.3
3.7
8.3
8.2
6.6
5.7
7.0
6.9
4.6
5.3
7.2
6.8
4.1
6.5
4.8
15.0
5.8
6.2
4.8
6.2
7.6
3.5
5.2
6.9
14.7

Feb
2012
7.8
11.0
10.1
5.1
4.3
8.4
6.6
6.8
6.3
15.8
11.1
8.6
8.1
8.6
4.8
4.6
3.0
6.4
4.5
7.4
6.4
16.5
6.1
3.1
4.2
3.3
5.8
7.1
5.5
7.0
7.2
4.6
7.3
5.6
6.1
8.5
10.1
6.0
3.7
8.5
8.2
6.7
5.7
6.9
7.0
4.9
5.2
7.6
7.6
3.7
6.4
4.8
15.4
6.3
6.0
4.7
6.7
7.7
3.7
5.4
7.0
14.9

Monthly
Change
0.7
0.6
0.7
0.2
0.5
0.6
0.5
0.2
0.5
0.7
0.7
0.8
0.6
0.6
0.4
0.1
0.3
0.3
0.6
0.6
1.1
0.5
0.3
0.0
0.1
0.2
1.3
0.6
0.3
0.0
0.6
0.1
0.3
0.3
0.4
0.8
0.9
0.4
0.4
0.5
0.4
0.5
0.4
0.7
0.4
0.3
0.4
0.3
0.5
0.2
0.4
0.2
0.4
0.3
0.6
0.4
0.3
0.5
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.8

YearAgo
Change
0.8
0.8
0.9
0.6
1.0
1.1
0.8
1.0
0.3
0.1
0.6
1.2
0.7
0.8
1.2
0.5
0.3
0.4
0.3
0.8
1.1
0.1
0.7
0.4
0.2
0.1
2.1
0.9
0.5
0.1
0.7
0.3
0.3
0.5
0.8
1.1
0.1
0.1
0.4
0.7
0.4
0.6
0.4
0.6
0.5
0.6
0.3
0.7
1.3
0.2
0.3
0.2
0.8
0.8
0.4
0.3
0.8
0.6
0.5
0.6
0.6
1.0

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.

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UnemploymentRatesforTexasCities
Feb
City
2013
Abilene
5.1
Allen
5.5
Amarillo
4.6
Arlington
6.0
Austin
5.0
Baytown
9.1
Beaumont
9.1
Bedford
5.5
BigSpring
6.3
Brownsville
10.3
Bryan
5.3
Burleson
5.1
Carrollton
5.7
CedarHill
7.4
CedarPark
5.3
Cleburne
6.3
CollegeStation
5.0
Conroe
5.1
Coppell
5.7
CopperasCove
6.8
CorpusChristi
5.5
Corsicana
9.2
Dallas
7.0
DeerPark
5.9
DelRio
7.6
Denton
5.0
DeSoto
7.2
Duncanville
6.9
EaglePass
15.3
Edinburg
7.4
ElPaso
8.3
Euless
5.6
FarmersBranch 6.1
FlowerMound
5.2
FortWorth
6.3
Friendswood
5.4
Frisco
4.8
Galveston
7.2

Jan
2013
5.5
5.8
4.9
7.2
5.5
10.5
9.4
5.8
6.5
11.1
6.0
5.5
6.0
7.7
5.5
6.5
5.5
5.6
5.9
7.6
6.0
9.0
7.3
6.5
7.9
5.4
7.7
7.7
15.8
7.6
8.7
6.1
6.4
5.4
6.7
5.6
5.1
8.0

Feb Monthly YearAgo


2012 Change Change
5.7
0.4
0.6
6.2
0.3
0.7
5.0
0.3
0.4
6.9
1.2
0.9
5.7
0.5
0.7
10.4
1.4
1.3
9.4
0.3
0.3
6.2
0.3
0.7
6.6
0.2
0.3
11.3
0.8
1.0
5.8
0.7
0.5
5.9
0.4
0.8
6.4
0.3
0.7
7.9
0.3
0.5
6.0
0.2
0.7
7.0
0.2
0.7
5.6
0.5
0.6
5.5
0.5
0.4
6.3
0.2
0.6
7.6
0.8
0.8
6.4
0.5
0.9
9.3
0.2
0.1
8.0
0.3
1.0
6.9
0.6
1.0
7.9
0.3
0.3
5.7
0.4
0.7
8.3
0.5
1.1
8.5
0.8
1.6
16.2
0.5
0.9
7.9
0.2
0.5
9.1
0.4
0.8
6.7
0.5
1.1
6.5
0.3
0.4
5.9
0.2
0.7
0.9
7.2
0.4
6.7
0.2
1.3
5.5
0.3
0.7
8.3
0.8
1.1

Feb Jan Feb Monthly YearAgo


2013 2013 2012 Change Change
Garland
6.7 7.1 7.4
0.4
0.7
Georgetown
5.3 5.9 6.1
0.6
0.8
GrandPrairie
6.4 7.3 7.3
0.9
0.9
Grapevine
5.0 5.3 5.6
0.3
0.6
Greenville
1.4
6.7 7.1 8.1
0.4
HaltomCity
5.8 6.2 6.9
0.4
1.1
HarkerHeights
6.8 6.9 7.2
0.1
0.4
Harlingen
1.0
8.8 9.0 9.8
0.2
Houston
6.4 6.9 7.4
0.5
1.0
Huntsville
6.5 7.1 6.8
0.6
0.3
Hurst
5.7 6.2 6.7
0.5
1.0
Irving
6.0 6.3 6.8
0.3
0.8
Keller
5.5 5.5 5.8
0.0
0.3
Killeen
7.5 8.1 8.8
0.6
1.3
Kingsville
5.3 5.8 5.8
0.5
0.5
Kyle
4.2 4.7 4.9
0.5
0.7
LakeJackson
6.0 6.6 7.2
0.6
1.2
Lancaster
9.0 9.4 9.6
0.4
0.6
LaPorte
6.3 7.1 8.4
0.8
2.1
Laredo
6.5 6.8 7.2
0.3
0.7
LeagueCity
5.3 5.9 6.3
0.6
1.0
Leander
4.3 4.8 4.7
0.5
0.4
Lewisville
0.4
1.0
5.1 5.5 6.1
LittleElm
3.8 4.1 4.9
0.3
1.1
Longview
5.6 6.1 6.0
0.5
0.4
Lubbock
5.0 5.4 5.6
0.4
0.6
Lufkin
6.4 6.7 7.3
0.3
0.9
McAllen
7.3 7.6 7.5
0.3
0.2
McKinney
5.8 6.2 6.6
0.4
0.8
Mansfield
5.4 6.5 6.2
1.1
0.8
Mesquite
6.7 6.8 7.5
0.1
0.8
Midland
3.2 3.4 3.7
0.2
0.5
Mission
8.5 8.8 8.8
0.3
0.3
MissouriCity
5.8 6.2 7.0
0.4
1.2
Nacogdoches
6.3 6.9 6.4
0.6
0.1
NewBraunfels
5.5 5.7 5.5
0.2
0.0
NorthRichlandHills
5.8 6.0 6.2
0.2
0.4
Odessa
0.3
0.7
3.8 4.1 4.5
City

City

Feb Jan Feb Monthly YearAgo


2013 2013 2012 Change Change

Paris
Pasadena
Pearland
Pflugerville
Pharr
Plano
PortArthur
Richardson
Rockwall
Rosenberg
RoundRock
Rowlett
SanAngelo
SanAntonio
SanBenito
SanJuan
SanMarcos
Schertz
Seguin
Sherman
Socorro
Southlake
SugarLand
Temple
Texarkana
TexasCity
TheColony
Tyler
UniversityPark
Victoria
Waco
Waxahachie
Weatherford
Weslaco
WichitaFalls
Wylie

10.1
7.0
4.8
4.5
9.1
5.8
14.9
5.7
5.3
6.3
5.2
6.1
5.1
6.0
10.1
10.6
4.7
5.3
6.7
7.0
10.7
5.2
4.9
5.5
7.5
8.2
6.0
6.6
5.6
5.3
6.6
6.0
5.8
10.9
6.3
5.3

10.4
8.2
5.3
4.8
9.9
6.0
17.8
5.9
5.7
6.7
5.7
6.7
5.4
6.5
10.6
12.0
5.1
5.7
7.1
7.4
10.5
5.4
5.0
5.9
7.1
9.3
6.4
7.3
5.7
5.7
7.0
6.8
5.9
11.5
6.6
5.8

11.1
8.8
5.8
5.2
9.1
6.3
15.8
6.4
5.8
6.3
6.0
7.7
5.6
6.9
10.2
12.2
5.4
5.4
6.4
7.8
11.7
6.0
5.5
6.0
8.3
9.6
7.1
7.4
6.1
5.6
7.6
6.9
6.3
11.4
6.6
6.4

0.3
1.2
0.5
0.3
0.8
0.2
2.9
0.2
0.4
0.4
0.5
0.6
0.3
0.5
0.5
1.4
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.4
0.4
1.1
0.4
0.7
0.1
0.4
0.4
0.8
0.1
0.6
0.3
0.5

1.0
1.8
1.0
0.7
0.0
0.5
0.9
0.7
0.5
0.0
0.8
1.6
0.5
0.9
0.1
1.6
0.7
0.1
0.3
0.8
1.0
0.8
0.6
0.5
0.8
1.4
1.1
0.8
0.5
0.3
1.0
0.9
0.5
0.5
0.3
1.1

UnemploymentRatesforTexasWDAs
WDA

Feb
2013

Jan
2013

Feb
2012

Alamo
BrazosValley
CameronCounty
CapitalArea
CentralTexas
CoastalBend
ConchoValley
Dallas
DeepEastTexas
EastTexas
GoldenCrescent
GulfCoast
HeartOfTexas
LowerRioGrandeValley

6.1
5.4
10.4
5.3
7.1
5.8
4.8
6.9
7.8
6.5
5.1
6.3
6.2
11.5

6.5
6.0
11.0
5.7
7.6
6.3
5.2
7.3
8.4
7.0
5.5
6.7
6.6
12.1

6.8
5.9
11.1
6.1
7.8
6.7
5.3
7.9
8.3
7.0
5.7
7.3
7.0
11.9

Monthly YearAgo
Change
Change
0.4
0.6
0.6
0.4
0.5
0.5
0.4
0.4
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.6

0.7
0.5
0.7
0.8
0.7
0.9
0.5
1.0
0.5
0.5
0.6
1.0
0.8
0.4

WDA
MiddleRioGrande
NorthCentralTexas
NorthEastTexas
NorthTexas
Panhandle
PermianBasin
RuralCapital
SouthEastTexas
SouthPlains
SouthTexas
TarrantCounty
Texoma
UpperRioGrande
WestCentralTexas

Feb
2013
9.7
5.8
7.5
5.5
4.6
3.9
5.5
9.9
5.8
6.8
6.2
6.7
9.0
5.3

Jan
2013

Feb
2012

10.1
6.2
7.7
5.9
4.9
4.2
5.9
10.9
5.7
7.1
6.8
7.2
9.4
5.6

10.2
6.6
8.3
5.9
4.9
4.6
6.2
10.0
6.2
7.5
7.1
7.2
9.7
5.8

Monthly YearAgo
Change
Change
0.4
0.4
0.2
0.4
0.3
0.3
0.4
1.0
0.1
0.3
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.3

0.5
0.8
0.8
0.4
0.3
0.7
0.7
0.1
0.4
0.7
0.9
0.5
0.7
0.5

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.

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Unemployment Rates by WDA


February 2013
Dallam

Hansford

Ochiltree

Lipscomb

Hutchinson

Roberts

Hemphill

Carson

Gray

Wheeler

Donley

Collingsworth

Hall

Childress

Sherman

Hartley

Moore

Oldham

Potter

Deaf Smith

Parmer

Castro

Bailey

Armstrong

Randall

Swisher

Lamb

Hale

Briscoe

Floyd

Motley

Hardeman

Cottle

Wilbarger
Foard
Cochran Hockley

Yoakum

Hudspeth

Culberson

Loving

Reeves

Winkler

Ector

Lynn

Dawson

Martin

Crane

Borden

Kent

Scurry

Howard

Fisher

Mitchell

Glasscock

Sterling

Nolan

Haskell

Jones

9
Taylor

Throckmorton

Shackelford

Callahan

Upton

Young

Denton

Eastland

Delta

Tarrant

Johnson

Hood

Coke

Runnels

Coleman

12
Schleicher

Sutton

Terrell

Llano

15

Edwards

Uvalde

27
Maverick

Middle Rio Grande-27


North Central Texas-4
North East Texas-7
North Texas-3
Panhandle-1
Permian Basin-11
Rural Capital-15
South East Texas-18
South Plains-2
South Texas-21
Tarrant County-5
Texoma-25
Upper Rio Grande-10
West Central Texas-9

14

Bexar

Medina

20

Gonzales

Frio

Orange

28

Jefferson

Chambers

Galveston

19

Wharton

Brazoria

Jackson

Karnes

Matagorda
Victoria
Goliad

LaSalle

Bee

Mc
Mullen

Calhoun
Refugio

Live
Oak

Webb
Duval

21

22

Jim
Wells

San
Patricio
Nueces

Kleberg
Zapata

Jim
Hogg

Starr

Brooks

23

Aransas

Unemployment Rates
Texas: 6.5%*

Kenedy

Willacy

Hidalgo

24

Cameron

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Program *Not Seasonally Adjusted
Prepared by the Labor Market and Career Information Department, TWC (3/29/2013)

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18

Fort Bend

Lavaca

Wilson

Atascosa
Dimmit

Harris

Colorado

Guadalupe

Liberty

Montgomery

Austin

Fayette

Caldwell

DeWitt
Zavala

Hardin
Washington

Bastrop

Kendall

Tyler

Sabine

Jasper

17

San
Jacinto

Grimes

Lee

Travis

Comal

Polk

Walker

Brazos
Burleson

Bandera
Kinney

Madison

Waller

Real

Trinity

16

Milam

Hays

Shelby

Angelina

Williamson

Blanco

Kerr

Panola

Nacogdoches

Freestone

Robertson

Bell

Kimble

Rusk

Leon

Burnet

Gillespie
Val Verde

Limestone

Falls

Lampasas

Menard

Houston

26

San
Saba

Gregg

Cherokee

Anderson

Coryell
Mc
Culloch

Marion
Harrison

Smith

Navarro

McLennan

Concho

Cass

Camp

Newton

Crockett

Hamilton

Bowie

Titus

Upshur
Van
Zandt

Ellis

13

Comanche

Kaufman

Henderson

Bosque

Mills

Rains Wood

Rockwall

Dallas

5 6

Erath

Hunt
Hopkins

Parker

Stephens Palo
Pinto

Red River

Fannin

Collin

Hill

Mason

Alamo-20
Brazos Valley-16
Cameron County-24
Capital Area-14
Central Texas-26
Coastal Bend-22
Concho Valley-12
Dallas-6
Deep East Texas-17
East Texas-8
Golden Crescent-19
Gulf Coast-28
Heart Of Texas-13
Lower Rio Grande Valley-23

Wise

Lamar

Grayson

25

Cooke

San Augustine

Jeff Davis

Brewster

Montague

Jack

Tom Green

Reagan

Pecos

Presidio

Clay

Archer

Brown

Irion

10

Stonewall

Baylor

Somervell
Midland

11

Ward

Garza

Wichita

Knox

Morris

El Paso

King

Franklin

Andrews

Dickens

Crosby

Terry

Gaines

Lubbock

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0.0% to 5.3%
5.4% to 5.9%
6.0% to 6.5%
6.6% to 7.9%
8.0% and over

(6)
(6)
(5)
(6)
(5)

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GLOSSARY OF LABOR MARKET TERMS


Actual or Not Seasonally Adjusted - 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 Security Agencies 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) - A Metropolitan Statistical Area 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 WorthArlington 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.

HAPPENINGS AROUND THE STATE


USAA to Add 1,000 Jobs
SAN ANTONIO, TX (San Antonio Express-News)USAA, San Antonios
largest private-sector employer, is about to get bigger. The financial services
and insurance company announced it plans to add as many as 3,500 jobs
over the next three years, including up to 1,000 in San Antonio, where it
already employs 16,400.
Demand has never been stronger for all that USAA offers, and we need to
continue to have the best employees in sufficient numbers, USAA CEO Joe
Robles said in a statement. To accommodate its growth, USAA intends to
lease additional space in San Antonio because it currently occupies about 90
percent of the 5-million square feet in its 280-acre campus on the Northwest
side of San Antonio. Shon Manasco, USAAs chief administrative officer,
said the company has identified a location in San Antonio where it wants
to expand, but he declined to say where.
National Instruments Plans More Jobs
AUSTIN, TX (Austin American-Statesman--Kirk Ladendorf)National
Instruments Corporation won approval for $1.7 million in city of Austin
incentives to support the companys proposed expansion of 1,000 Austin
jobs over the next 10 years. The Texas Governors Office already has said
it has agreed to back National Instruments expansion with $4.4 million
from the Texas Enterprise Fund.
The pioneering Austin tech company is proposing to invest $80 million
to build and equip a new 300,000-square-foot office building next to its

existing campus in North Austin. The average annual wage for the new
jobs it creates is estimated to be $72,223. National Instruments plans to
continue its development of test and development of hardware and software
systems to assist the worlds scientists and engineers.
Power Plant Planned for Mitchell County
ABILENE, TX (KTXS TV ABC 12)FGF Power, LLC president
Emerson Farrell announced they are building a natural gas powered electric
plant in Mitchell County. Farrell said, We strongly feel that at this time our
country and the state of Texas need clean affordable power and this is the
way you do it. Mitchell County officials said this will have a big impact
on the county. The new plant will cost more than half a billion dollars. It
will create up to 1,000 temporary jobs at the height of construction. It will
also generate 22 permanent jobs. Construction will begin in late August
or early September with expected completion in 2016.
Mortgage Lender to Expand
DALLAS, TX (Dallas Business Journal)California-based online
mortgage lender, loanDepot.com, LLC, is expanding its operations to Plano
and plans to add 500 new jobs in the next three years. The Plano location
will serve as the dual-headquarters for the mortgage lender. The site is the
companys fourth location. The company decided to expand in North Texas
because of the strong labor pool. The expansion advances loanDepots
strategic growth plans, said Anthony Hsieh, founder and CEO of the webbased lender. loanDepot has already begun hiring corporate positions and
mortgage sales and fulfillment teams for the Plano headquarters office.

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TexasUnemploymentRate
Actual(NotSeasonallyAdjusted)
FEB
2013
6.5%
JAN
2013
6.9%
FEB
2012
7.2%

SeasonallyAdjusted
2013
6.4%
2013
6.3%
2012
7.1%

FEB
JAN
FEB

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U.S.UnemploymentRate
Actual(NotSeasonallyAdjusted)
FEB
2013
8.1%
JAN
2013
8.5%
FEB
2012
8.7%

SeasonallyAdjusted
2013
7.7%
2013
7.9%
2012
8.3%

 FEB
JAN
FEB

Phone
Fax
Website
E-mail

TexasNonagriculturalWage&SalaryEmployment
NotSeasonallyAdjusted
FEB
2013
11,043,700
JAN
2013
10,925,700
FEB
2012
10,688,100
OTMChange
118,000
OTYChange
355,600

SeasonallyAdjusted
FEB
2013
11,119,100
JAN
2013
11,038,500
FEB
2012
10,759,300
OTMChange
80,600
OTYChange
359,800

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UnemploymentInsuranceClaimsFiled
FEB
JAN
FEB

InitialClaims
2013
2013
2012

69,615
102,392
69,955

ContinuedClaims
2013
667,025
2013
780,471
2012
734,728

FEB
JAN
FEB

ConsumerPriceIndex(CPI)
AnnualChange
U.S.
DallasFortWorth
HoustonGalveston

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PersonnelSupply

FEB2013
JAN2013
FEB2013

FEB
2013
JAN
2013
FEB
2012
OTMChange
OTYChange

2.0%
2.1%
1.6%

270,600
258,700
249,800
11,900
20,800

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disabilities.
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WestTexasIntermediateCrudeOil($/barrel)
FEB

2013

$95.32

OTMChange

$0.63

JAN

2013

$94.69

OTYChange

$6.93

FEB

2012

$102.25

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Dallam
Sherman

Hartley

Oldham

Parmer

Randall

Castro

Hale

Lipscomb

Roberts

Carson

Gray

Armstrong

Donley

Swisher

Lamb

Ochiltree

Hutchinson

Potter

Deaf Smith

Bailey

Hansford

Moore

Briscoe

Hemphill

Hall

Floyd

Motley

Crosby

Dickens

Natural Resources and Mining averaged the highest


average weekly wage of any major industry in Texas during
the third quarter of 2012. The statewide average weekly
wage of $1,810.22 for the industry nearly doubled the
statewide total average across all industries of $929.84,
and it outpaced the next highest-paying major industry,
Information, by almost $500.

Wheeler

Collingsworth

Childress

Hardeman

Cottle

Wilbarger
Foard
Cochran

Hockley

Lubbock

King

Wichita

Knox

Baylor

Clay

Archer

Montague

Lamar

Grayson
Cooke

Yoakum

Terry

Lynn

Red River

Fannin

Bowie

Garza

Kent

Stonewall

Delta

Jack

Young

Wise

Denton

Collin

Hunt
Hopkins

Gaines

Dawson

Borden

Scurry

Fisher

Jones

Tarrant

Rains

Rockwall

Dallas

Kaufman

El Paso

Martin

Howard

Mitchell

Nolan

Taylor

Callahan

Eastland

Loving

Reeves

Winkler

Midland

Glasscock

Sterling

Coke

Coleman

Brown

Harrison
Gregg
Rusk

Henderson
Hill

Runnels

Marion

Upshur

Ellis

Somervell

Ector

Wood

Van Zandt
Smith

Johnson

Hood

Erath

Hudspeth
Culberson

Cass

Camp

Parker

Palo
Pinto

Stephens

Shackelford
Andrews

Titus

Morris

Throckmorton

Franklin

Haskell

Navarro

Panola

Cherokee

Bosque

Anderson

Shelby

Comanche
Ward

Crane

Upton

Tom Green

Freestone

McLennan

Concho

Houston

Coryell

McCulloch

Jeff Davis

Limestone

Hamilton
Mills

Irion

San
Saba

Leon

Falls

Lampasas

Angelina

San Augustine

Reagan

Pecos

Nacogdoches

Sabine

Crockett
Bell

Menard

Robertson

Trinity
Madison

Burnet
Mason
Presidio

Sutton

Terrell

Brewster

Llano

Milam

Polk

Grimes

Val Verde

Edwards

Blanco

San
Jacinto
Hardin

Lee

Travis

Washington

Kerr

Hays

Montgomery

Waller

Bastrop

Kendall
Austin

Real

Liberty

Caldwell

Comal

Chambers
Kinney

Uvalde

Bexar

Colorado

Guadalupe

Medina

Fort Bend

Lavaca
Gonzales

Galveston

Wilson

Wharton
Brazoria

DeWitt
Maverick

Zavala

Frio

Atascosa

Jackson
Victoria

Karnes

Average Weekly Wage

Goliad
Dimmit

Texas: $1,810.22

LaSalle

Bee

McMullen

Calhoun
Refugio

Live Oak

$1,500.00 to $3,500.00
$1,100.00 to $1,499.99
$850.00 to $1,099.99
$600.00 to $849.99
$340.00 to $599.99
No Data Available

(23)
(59)
(49)
(58)
(58)
(7)

Matagorda

Webb
Duval

San
Patricio

Jim
Wells

Nueces

Kleberg

Zapata

Jim
Hogg

Brooks

Aransas

Orange
Jefferson

Harris

Fayette
Bandera

Jasper

Brazos
Burleson

Gillespie

Tyler

Walker

Williamson

Kimble

Newton

Schleicher

The 20 highest-paying counties within Natural Resources


and Mining were mostly focused within the major
metropolitan statistical areas, with only seven of the top
20 residing outside of an MSA. One-half of the HoustonSugar Land-Baytown MSA, which is composed of 10
counties, exceeded an average weekly wage of $1,500 in
Natural Resources and Mining. The same held true for
four of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSAs 12 counties
for this industry.

Kenedy

Starr
Willacy
Hidalgo
Cameron

Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

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