IN THIS ISSUE

Texas Nonagricultural Wage & Salary
Employment (Seasonally Adjusted) . . . . . . . . . . 1
Texas & U.S. Unemployment Rates . . . . . . . . . . 2
Texas Nonagricultural Wage & Salary
Employment (Not Seasonally Adjusted) . . . . . . 3
MSA Nonagricultural Wage & Salary
Employment (Not Seasonally Adjusted) . . . . . . 5
Highlights of the Texas Labor Force . . . . . . . . . . 8
County Unemployment Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
City & WDA Unemployment Rates . . . . . . . . . . 10
Texas Hours and Earnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
“Happenings Around the State” . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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Texas Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment
(Seasonally Adjusted)

T

otal Nonagricultural Employment in Texas climbed by 32,000
positions in June, displaying a bit of renewed momentum after
a revised gain of 2,100 jobs in May. This marked nine consecutive
months of growth for the series. Seven of the 11 major industries
showed employment increases over the month. Total Nonagricultural
Employment ended June at an estimated level of 10,588,600 jobs,
an increase of 117,600 jobs for the year to date. Annual growth for
the employment series reached 220,000 positions in June for an
annual growth rate of 2.1 percent, up from the level of 1.9 percent
seen in May.
Government payrolls expanded by an estimated 12,300 positions in
June, after experiencing three monthly employment declines in the
previous four months. Since January, employment in Government
has only added 2,100 jobs, the smallest amount gained for that time
period in the last four years. In the past 12 months, Government
contracted by 20,400 jobs for an annual growth rate of -1.1
percent.
Leisure and Hospitality employment rose by 10,600 positions in June
on the heels of a revised drop of 4,800 jobs in May. This was the
fourth increase in employment seen in this major industry in the
past five months, and the ninth over-the-month gain in Leisure and
Hospitality employment in the last 12 months. The job gains in June
brought annual job growth to 32,300 positions, or 3.2 percent. This
was the highest annual growth rate seen in Leisure and Hospitality
since April 2008.

10,000

Manufacturing
MonthlyEmploymentChangeandAnnualGrowthRate
(St t id S
ll Adj t d)
(Statewide,SeasonallyAdjusted)
MonthlyEmploymentChange

3.0%

2.0%
6,000
1 0%
1.0%
4,000
2,000

0.0%

0
Ͳ1.0%
Ͳ2,000
Ͳ2.0%
Ͳ4,000
Ͳ6,000

Ͳ3.0%
Oct'10

Mining and Logging increased for the eighth consecutive month,
adding 3,200 jobs in June after a revised gain of 4,600 jobs in May.
Mining and Logging added 35,700 jobs over the year for a 17.2 percent
annual growth rate, marking the industry’s 14th straight month of
annual gains.
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities gained 900 jobs in June, remaining
essentially unchanged for the month. Within the industry, Wholesale
Trade added 4,000 jobs and Transportation, Warehousing, and
Utilities added 2,900 jobs. Retail Trade decreased by 6,000 jobs.
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities expanded in nine of the past 12
months, representing a yearly gain of 38,300 jobs for a 1.9 percent
annual growth rate.
Financial Activities continued its resurgence in June with a rise of 700
positions over the month, marking four straight monthly job increases
in the industry. Since June 2010, Financial Activities employment has
surged by 5,300 positions for an annual growth rate of 0.9 percent,
the highest such rate seen in the industry since June 2008. Some
of the businesses that make up this major industry are commercial
banks along with credit unions and insurance agencies and brokers.
Offices of real estate agents and brokers, passenger car rental, and
office equipment rental and leasing are also part of this industry.

AnnualGrowthRate

,
8,000

Jun'10

Employment in Manufacturing surged by 8,400 jobs in June following
a revised gain of 2,200 jobs in May. Durable Goods added 5,300 jobs,
while Nondurable Goods grew by 3,100 jobs. Manufacturing jobs
have expanded in nine of the past 12 months. Manufacturing has
experienced annual job growth for nine consecutive months. The
industry added 19,300 jobs over the year for a 2.4 percent annual
growth rate.

Feb'11

Professional and Business Services grew by 700 jobs in June for its fifth
consecutive month of job gains. The industry has added 34,600 jobs
in 2011 and has experienced 15 straight months of annual growth.
Professional and Business Services expanded by 49,700 jobs over the
year for a 3.9 percent annual growth rate.
Construction employment decreased slightly by 400 jobs in June. This
industry has experienced monthly job gains in six of the past nine
months. On an annual basis, Construction added 26,000 jobs over
the year, representing an annual growth rate of 4.6 percent and the
industry’s ninth straight month of annual growth.

Jun'11

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

JULY 2011

R E V I E W

TEXASNONAGRICULTURALWAGEANDSALARYEMPLOYMENT
+
SEASONALLYADJUSTED  

INDUSTRYTITLE 

TOTALNONAG.W&SEMPLOYMENT
TOTALNONGOVERNMENT** 
GOODSͲPRODUCING
Mining&Logging
Construction
Manufacturing 
SERVICEͲPROVIDING
Trade,Trans.&Utilities
Information
FinancialActivities
Profess.&BusinessSvcs
Education&HealthSvcs
Leisure&Hospitality
OtherServices
Government

May'11toJune'11
June'10toJune'11
Absolute
Percent
Absolute
Percent
Change
Change
Change
Change
10,368,600
32,000
0.3
220,000
2.1
8,479,700
19,700
0.2
240,400
2.8

June2011*

May2011

June2010

10,588,600
8,720,100

10,556,600
8,700,400

242,700
590,700
830,200

239,500
591,100
821,800

207,000
564,700
810,900

3,200
Ͳ400
8,400

1.3
Ͳ0.1
1.0

35,700
26,000
19,300

17.2
4.6
2.4

2,092,100
187,000
627,900
1,323,000
1,425,100
1,035,900
365,500
1,868,500

2,091,200
187,100
627,200
1,322,300
1,425,100
1,025,300
369,800
1,856,200

2,053,800
196,200
622,600
1,273,300
1,387,500
1,003,600
360,100
1,888,900

900
Ͳ100
700
700
0
10,600
Ͳ4,300
12,300

0.0
Ͳ0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
1.0
Ͳ1.2
0.7

38,300
Ͳ9,200
5,300
49,700
37,600
32,300
5,400
Ͳ20,400

1.9
Ͳ4.7
0.9
3.9
2.7
3.2
1.5
Ͳ1.1

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.
**Total Nongovernment number is derived by subtracting the Government estimate from the Total Nonagricultural estimate.
+All elements of seasonality are factored out to achieve an estimate which reflects the basic underlying trend.

TotalNonagriculturalJobsvs.CivilianLaborForce
(SeasonallyAdjusted)

TexasandU.S.UnemploymentRates
(SeasonallyAdjusted)

6.0%

12.0%

5.0%
U.S.

3.0%
8.0%

2.0%
1.0%

6.0%
0.0%
Ͳ1.0%

4.0%

Ͳ2.0%
Ͳ3.0%

NonagriculturalJobs

Ͳ4.0%

CivilianLaborForce

2.0%

JanͲ11

JanͲ10

JanͲ09

JanͲ08

JanͲ07

JanͲ06

JanͲ05

JanͲ04

JanͲ03

JanͲ02

JanͲ01

JanͲ00

JanͲ99

JanͲ98

JanͲ97

JanͲ11

JanͲ10

JanͲ09

JanͲ08

JanͲ07

JanͲ06

JanͲ05

JanͲ04

JanͲ03

JanͲ02

JanͲ01

JanͲ00

JanͲ99

JanͲ98

JanͲ97

JanͲ96

JanͲ95

JanͲ96

0.0%

Ͳ5.0%

JanͲ95

OverͲtheeͲYearPercentChange

Texas

10.0%

4.0%

TEXASANDU.S.CIVILIANLABORFORCEESTIMATES
TEXAS*

UNITEDSTATES** 

NotSeasonallyAdjusted
June
2011
May
2011
June
2010 

CLF
12,308,000
12,241,700
12,170,100

Employment
Unemp.
11,225,300 1,082,700
11,269,600
972,100
11,145,900 1,024,200

Rate
8.8
7.9
8.4

CLF
154,538,000
153,449,000
154,767,000

Employment
Unemp.
140,129,000 14,409,000
140,028,000 13,421,000
139,882,000 14,885,000

Rate
9.3
8.7
9.6 

SeasonallyAdjusted
June
2011
May
2011
June
2010  

CLF
12,264,100
12,281,100
12,123,500

Employment
Unemp.
11,261,200 1,002,900
11,295,500
985,600
11,141,100
982,400

Rate
8.2
8.0
8.1

CLF
153,421,000
153,693,000
153,684,000

Employment
Unemp.
139,334,000 14,087,000
139,779,000 13,914,000
139,092,000 14,593,000

Rate
9.2
9.1
9.5

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

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JULY 2011

T E X A S

L A B O R

M A R K E T

R E V I E W

TexasNonagriculturalWageandSalaryEmployment(NotSeasonallyAdjusted)
AnnualGrowthRates 

TOTALNONFARM 
TOTALPRIVATE(totalnonfarmlessgovernment) 
GOODSPRODUCING 
MiningandLogging(NAICS21,1133) 
OilandGasExtraction(NAICS211) 
SupportActivitiesforMining(NAICS213) 
Construction(NAICS23) 
ConstructionofBuildings(NAICS236) 
HeavyandCivilEngineeringConstruction(NAICS237) 
SpecialtyTradeContractors(NAICS238) 
Manufacturing(NAICS31Ͳ33) 
DurableGoods 
WoodProductManufacturing(NAICS321) 
NonmetallicMineralProductManufacturing(NAICS327) 
PrimaryMetalManufacturing(NAICS331) 
FabricatedMetalProductManufacturing(NAICS332) 
MachineryManufacturing(NAICS333) 
ComputerandElectronicProductManufacturing(NAICS334) 
ElectricEquipment,Appliance,andComponentMfg(NAICS335) 
TransportationEquipmentManufacturing(NAICS336)
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing (NAICS 336) 
FurnitureandRelatedProductManufacturing(NAICS337) 
MiscellaneousManufacturing(NAICS339) 
NondurableGoods 
FoodManufacturing(NAICS311) 
BeverageandTobaccoProductManufacturing(NAICS312) 
PaperManufacturing(NAICS322) 
PrintingandRelatedSupportManufacturing(NAICS323) 
PetroleumandCoalProductsManufacturing(NAICS324) 
ChemicalManufacturing(NAICS325) 
PlasticsandRubberManufacturing(NAICS326)

June'11*
10,623,600

May'11
10,587,000

June'10
10,398,400

8,772,900
1,672,500
241,700
86,100
138,100
599,300
135,900
121,000
342,400
831,500
536,400
18,700
31,200
20,900
121,100
94,800
97,200
16,200
87,500
87 500
22,600
26,200
295,100
88,100
11,200
17,300
27,100
23,900
69,900
37,300

8,704,800
1,649,100
236,400
84,900
134,000
593,800
134,600
121,100
338,100
818,900
528,300
18,500
31,000
20,700
119,400
92,500
96,300
16,100
85,400
85 400
22,200
26,200
290,600
87,700
11,000
17,200
27,200
23,800
69,600
36,300

8,521,000
1,586,300
206,900
81,900
113,700
568,400
130,400
109,400
328,600
811,000
515,900
19,700
33,300
19,600
111,900
84,700
94,900
16,900
84,500
84 500
23,200
27,200
295,100
88,100
11,200
17,700
28,500
24,400
70,800
37,600

May'11toJune'11
Change
%Change
36,600
0.4%
68,100
23,400
5,300
1,200
4,100
5,500
1,300
Ͳ100
4,300
12,600
8,100
200
200
200
1,700
2,300
900
100
2,100
2 100
400
0
4,500
400
200
100
Ͳ100
100
300
1,000

JanͲ11

JanͲ10

JanͲ09

JanͲ08

JanͲ07

JanͲ06

JanͲ05

JanͲ04

JanͲ03

JanͲ02

JanͲ01

JanͲ00

JanͲ99

JanͲ98

JanͲ97

JanͲ96

JanͲ95

JanͲ94

JanͲ93

JanͲ92

JanͲ91

6.0%
4.0%
2.0%
0.0%
Ͳ2.0%
Ͳ4.0%
Ͳ6.0%

June'10toJune'11
Change
%Change
225,200
2.2%

0.8%
1.4%
2.2%
1.4%
3.1%
0.9%
1.0%
Ͳ0.1%
1.3%
1.5%
1.5%
1.1%
0.7%
1.0%
1.4%
2.5%
0.9%
0.6%
2.5%
2 5%
1.8%
0.0%
1.6%
0.5%
1.8%
0.6%
Ͳ0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
2.8%

251,900
86,200
34,800
4,200
24,400
30,900
5,500
11,600
13,800
20,500
20,500
Ͳ1,000
Ͳ2,100
1,300
9,200
10,100
2,300
Ͳ700
3,000
3 000
Ͳ600
Ͳ1,000
0
0
0
Ͳ400
Ͳ1,400
Ͳ500
Ͳ900
Ͳ300

3.0%
5.4%
16.8%
5.1%
21.5%
5.4%
4.2%
10.6%
4.2%
2.5%
4.0%
Ͳ5.1%
Ͳ6.3%
6.6%
8.2%
11.9%
2.4%
Ͳ4.1%
3.6%
3 6%
Ͳ2.6%
Ͳ3.7%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Ͳ2.3%
Ͳ4.9%
Ͳ2.1%
Ͳ1.3%
Ͳ0.8%

StatewideOverͲtheͲMonthChange(NotSeasonallyAdjusted)
May2011toJune2011
30,000
25,000
20,000
15,000
10,000
5,000
0
Ͳ5,000
Ͳ10,000
Ͳ15,000
Ͳ20,000
Ͳ25,000
Ͳ30,000
Ͳ35,000
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

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T E X A S

L A B O R

M A R K E T

JULY 2011

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) 
RetailTrade(NAICS44Ͳ45) 
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(NAICS48Ͳ49,22) 
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

June'11*

May'11

June'10

8,951,100
7,100,400
2,090,400
512,700
293,600
157,900
1,150,600
148,600
35,600
41,500
94,000
209,400
67,000
72,400
117,400
37,700
253,000
56,300
17,700
427,100
376,700
61,000
113,100
15,900
70,000
34,700
45,900
50,400
187,600
39,800
82,300
24,300
630,200
455,200
240,000
49,400
155,600
175,000
119,600
50,000
1,332,300
571,700
79,300
681,300
654,800
1,420,600
147,500
1,273,100
607,200
295,200
179,500
191,200
1,067,600
120,800
85,700
946,800
108,900
837,900
371,700
110,200
94,100
167,400
1,850,700
198,300
367,100
1,285,300

8,937,900
7,055,700
2,080,300
505,900
289,700
157,300
1,151,800
148,500
35,700
42,100
97,000
205,800
66,600
71,500
117,800
38,100
253,300
57,400
18,000
422,600
373,000
60,900
111,100
15,700
68,700
34,600
45,700
49,600
186,600
39,800
81,500
24,300
625,700
452,900
238,200
48,600
155,000
172,800
118,400
49,100
1,319,100
566,300
79,900
672,900
646,400
1,428,000
155,800
1,272,200
605,700
294,400
178,200
193,900
1,044,600
114,000
79,500
930,600
105,800
824,800
371,400
111,400
94,400
165,600
1,882,200
200,500
378,700
1,303,000

8,812,100
6,934,700
2,047,900
498,700
280,600
155,400
1,131,900
142,400
37,100
42,100
91,600
205,600
66,700
69,200
110,600
38,300
253,000
56,700
18,600
417,300
368,700
60,400
107,300
15,500
67,600
33,600
46,200
48,600
197,400
41,300
86,700
25,700
625,800
453,100
237,800
48,000
157,700
172,700
118,400
52,100
1,275,100
562,900
79,600
632,600
607,300
1,386,000
152,200
1,233,800
581,800
289,900
169,900
192,200
1,036,400
122,400
90,300
914,000
104,100
809,900
366,100
107,000
93,200
165,900
1,877,400
229,600
370,900
1,276,900

May'11toJune'11
Change
%Change
0.2%
13,200

June'10toJune'11
Change
%Change
1.6%
139,000

44,700
10,100
6,800
3,900
600
Ͳ1,200
100
Ͳ100
Ͳ600
Ͳ3,000
3,600
400
900
Ͳ400
Ͳ400
Ͳ300
Ͳ1,100
Ͳ300
4,500
3,700
100
2,000
200
1,300
100
200
800
1,000
0
800
0
4,500
2,300
1,800
800
600
2,200
1,200
900
13,200
5,400
Ͳ600
8,400
8,400
Ͳ7,400
Ͳ8,300
900
1,500
800
1,300
Ͳ2,700
23,000
6,800
6,200
16,200
3,100
13,100
300
Ͳ1,200
Ͳ300
1,800
Ͳ31,500
Ͳ2,200
Ͳ11,600
Ͳ17,700

165,700
42,500
14,000
13,000
2,500
18,700
6,200
Ͳ1,500
Ͳ600
2,400
3,800
300
3,200
6,800
Ͳ600
0
Ͳ400
Ͳ900
9,800
8,000
600
5,800
400
2,400
1,100
Ͳ300
1,800
Ͳ9,800
Ͳ1,500
Ͳ4,400
Ͳ1,400
4,400
2,100
2,200
1,400
Ͳ2,100
2,300
1,200
Ͳ2,100
57,200
8,800
Ͳ300
48,700
47,500
34,600
Ͳ4,700
39,300
25,400
5,300
9,600
Ͳ1,000
31,200
Ͳ1,600
Ͳ4,600
32,800
4,800
28,000
5,600
3,200
900
1,500
Ͳ26,700
Ͳ31,300
Ͳ3,800
8,400

0.6%
0.5%
1.3%
1.4%
0.4%
Ͳ0.1%
0.1%
Ͳ0.3%
Ͳ1.4%
Ͳ3.1%
1.8%
0.6%
1.3%
Ͳ0.3%
Ͳ1.1%
Ͳ0.1%
Ͳ1.9%
Ͳ1.7%
1.1%
1.0%
0.2%
1.8%
1.3%
1.9%
0.3%
0.4%
1.6%
0.5%
0.0%
1.0%
0.0%
0.7%
0.5%
0.8%
1.7%
0.4%
1.3%
1.0%
1.8%
1.0%
1.0%
Ͳ0.8%
1.3%
1.3%
Ͳ0.5%
Ͳ5.3%
0.1%
0.3%
0.3%
0.7%
Ͳ1.4%
2.2%
6.0%
7.8%
1.7%
2.9%
1.6%
0.1%
Ͳ1.1%
Ͳ0.3%
1.1%
Ͳ1.7%
Ͳ1.1%
Ͳ3.1%
Ͳ1.4%

2.4%
2.1%
2.8%
4.6%
1.6%
1.7%
4.4%
Ͳ4.0%
Ͳ1.4%
2.6%
1.9%
0.5%
4.6%
6.2%
Ͳ1.6%
0.0%
Ͳ0.7%
Ͳ4.8%
2.4%
2.2%
1.0%
5.4%
2.6%
3.6%
3.3%
Ͳ0.7%
3.7%
Ͳ5.0%
Ͳ3.6%
Ͳ5.1%
Ͳ5.5%
0.7%
0.5%
0.9%
2.9%
Ͳ1.3%
1.3%
1.0%
Ͳ4.0%
4.5%
1.6%
Ͳ0.4%
7.7%
7.8%
2.5%
Ͳ3.1%
3.2%
4.4%
1.8%
5.7%
Ͳ0.5%
3.0%
Ͳ1.3%
Ͳ5.1%
3.6%
4.6%
3.5%
1.5%
3.0%
1.0%
0.9%
Ͳ1.4%
Ͳ13.6%
Ͳ1.0%
0.7%

*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 Stati sti cal Area (MSA) Nonagricultural Wage & Salary Employment
(Not Seasonally Adjusted)

T

otal Nonagricultural Employment in the Metropolitan Statistical
Areas in Texas added 24,000 jobs in June following a revised
increase of 19,700 jobs in May. This month’s gain marked five
consecutive months of job growth for this year and the 18th out of the
last 24 months. The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown MSA accounted
for the largest numeric increase of 10,200 jobs while the Longview
MSA registered the highest percentage change of 2.4 percent. In
the past year, Total Nonagricultural Employment rose by 159,300
jobs for annual growth rate of 1.7 percent. The rate has remained
positive during that time, fluctuating between 0.8 percent and 2.0
percent. Twenty areas posted positive annual growth rates with
the Longview and Odessa MSAs leading with 4.2 percent and 3.5
percent, respectively.

GoodsͲProducingIndustries
MSAAnnualGrowthRates
A
10 0%
10.0%
Mining,Logging,andConstruction

Manufacturing

5.0%

0.0%

Ͳ5.0%

Ͳ10.0%

15 0%
Ͳ15.0%

Within the Goods-Producing sector, Manufacturing employment
expanded by 10,000 jobs, more than double that of the average June
increase of 4,600 jobs. Twenty-one areas noted monthly increases
with the remainder showing no change. Manufacturing has added
15,400 jobs since the beginning of this year, outpacing the prior four
years for the same time period. The current estimated employment
level of 726,600 jobs in Manufacturing was almost to the level seen
in June 2009 of 732,600 jobs. With the addition of 14,200 jobs over
the year, the annual growth rate climbed to 2.0 percent, a rate not
witnessed since March 2007. Fifteen areas demonstrated annual
growth rates above 2.0 percent, with the Laredo MSA leading with
12.5 percent.

MayͲ20111

JanͲ20111

MarͲ20111

NovͲ20100

JulͲ20100

SepͲ20100

MayͲ20100

JanͲ20100

MarͲ20100

NovͲ20099

JulͲ20099

SepͲ20099

MayͲ20099

JanͲ20099

MarͲ20099

NovͲ20088

JulͲ20088

SepͲ20088

MayͲ20088

JanͲ20088

Leisure and Hospitality registered the largest monthly gain among
the major industries with the addition of 17,700 jobs. Typically, this
industry experiences employment increases from February through
June due to preparations for the summer season. However, this
June’s seasonal increase outpaced the five-year average of 11,100
jobs. The Austin-Round Rock, the San Antonio-New Braunfels, and
the Houston-Sugar Land Baytown MSAs as well as the Dallas-PlanoIrving and the Fort Worth-Arlington areas accounted for 88.7 percent
of the total increase. Since January, Leisure and Hospitality grew by
74,000 jobs. The annual growth rate rose slightly to 2.3 percent and
has remained between 1.4 percent and 2.4 percent during the first
half of this year. Annual growth rates for most of the areas ranged
between 1.6 percent and 6.3 percent.

MarͲ20088

Ͳ20.0%

Mining, Logging, and Construction posted a gain of 8,800 jobs,
exceeding the five-year average of 6,700 jobs. After going through
all of 2009 with no monthly job gains, this industry has now recorded
13 positive monthly increases in the past 18 months. During the
first two quarters of 2011, Mining, Logging, and Construction has
posted five consecutive months of job growth. The Sherman-Denison
and the Texarkana MSAs posted the highest monthly percentage
changes, each at 4.3 percent, while the Houston-Sugar-Land-Baytown
MSA experienced the largest numeric change of 3,500 jobs. Since
June 2010, Mining, Logging, and Construction has gained 28,900
jobs. Consequently, the annual growth rate reached 4.3 percent,
the highest rate seen thus far this year. The Longview MSA noted
the largest annual growth rate with 13.3 percent, followed by the
Beaumont-Port Arthur MSA with 12.6 percent.
Following a revised gain of 9,100 jobs in May, employment in
Professional and Business Services continued to exhibit positive
gains in June with 5,900 jobs. However, this month’s gain was below
the five-year-average pace of 8,500 jobs. In the past 12 months,
Professional and Business Services added 44,000 jobs, an annual
growth rate of 3.7 percent. The Odessa and the Laredo MSAs posted
double-digit annual growth rates of 13.2 percent and 11.9 percent,
respectively.

MetropolitanStatisticalAreaOverͲtheͲMonthEmploymentChange
May2011toJune2011(NotSeasonallyAdjusted)
25,000
20,000
15,000
10,000
5,000
0
-5,000
-10,000
-15,000
-20,000
-25,000
-30,000
30 000
-35,000

Mining,Logging, Manufacturing WholesaleTrade
&Construction

RetailTrade

Transportation,
Warehousing,&
Utilities

Information

Financial
Activities

Professional& Education&
HealthServices
Business
Services

Leisure&
Hospitality

OtherServices

Government

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LargestFourMSAsNonagriculturalWageandSalaryEmployment(NotSeasonallyAdjusted)
DALLASͲFT.WORTHͲARLINGTON

DALLASͲPLANOͲIRVINGMD**

HOUSTONͲSUGARLANDͲBAYTOWN

June'11*

May'11

June'10

June'11*

May'11

June'10

June'11*

May'11

June'10 

TOTALNONFARM

2,941,800

2,933,400

2,879,000

2,075,400

2,070,600

2,026,700

2,593,800

2,583,600

2,542,900 

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

416,000
166,100
249,900
177,000
Ͳ
41,100
72,900
2,525,800
2,127,600
160,500
92,900
46,900
302,700
Ͳ
22,900
48,000
Ͳ
68,200
137,000
Ͳ
74,300
36,600
237,800
181,600
96,000
Ͳ
Ͳ
447,800
185,300
220,500
369,900
316,300
Ͳ
73,800
295,100
Ͳ
255,700
225,500
102,500
398,200
45,200
49,600
303,400

410,900
164,100
246,800
174,700
Ͳ
40,900
72,100
2,522,500
2,119,400
160,500
92,600
46,900
301,900
Ͳ
24,100
47,400
Ͳ
67,500
136,100
Ͳ
74,000
36,500
235,900
179,900
95,000
Ͳ
Ͳ
448,000
184,800
222,100
372,000
317,800
Ͳ
73,600
289,300
Ͳ
252,100
221,900
101,700
403,100
45,500
49,900
307,700

410,300
159,400
250,900
176,000
Ͳ
41,000
74,900
2,468,700
2,066,000
156,500
90,300
46,800
298,900
Ͳ
24,200
47,200
Ͳ
66,600
134,100
Ͳ
79,500
38,500
228,600
173,700
92,600
Ͳ
Ͳ
423,600
182,900
206,800
353,900
303,900
Ͳ
72,900
288,400
Ͳ
249,500
219,600
102,500
402,700
53,500
49,300
299,900

274,600
271,900
270,500
110,500
109,000
104,900
164,100
162,900
165,600
114,800
113,900
114,900
Ͳ
Ͳ
Ͳ
38,100
37,900
37,900
49,300
49,000
50,700
1,800,800
1,798,700
1,756,200
1,529,200
1,524,700
1,481,600
121,900
122,100
118,400
69,400
69,300
67,100
35,500
35,500
35,800
202,900
202,100
201,800
24,900
24,700
24,600
15,400
16,200
16,400
32,700
32,300
32,300
22,600
22,400
22,100
44,100
43,700
43,900
74,200
73,900
72,100
6,700
6,600
6,300
61,100
60,800
64,900
29,900
29,800
31,500
186,300
184,200
176,900
142,000
140,500
134,500
71,300
70,500
68,300
48,000
47,700
46,700
44,300
43,700
42,400
350,900
353,600
332,400
149,900
150,300
149,100
166,400
168,800
154,300
261,100
260,400
248,400
223,100
222,500
211,200
112,900
112,600
105,600
48,000
47,700
47,200
200,300
197,700
196,000
24,100
23,300
24,200
176,200
174,400
171,800
155,000
153,400
150,800
70,500
69,900
70,700
271,600
274,000
274,600
30,400
30,600
35,900
36,800
37,000
36,700
204,400
206,400
202,000
FORTWORTHͲARLINGTONMD**

492,000
485,100
470,300
264,500
261,000
252,800
227,500
224,100
217,500
148,300
146,100
139,400
48,300
47,600
45,400
18,900
18,900
18,200
79,200
78,000
78,100
2,101,800
2,098,500
2,072,600
1,724,600
1,712,700
1,690,800
135,000
134,200
131,600
80,100
79,700
77,500
37,700
37,600
37,500
267,400
266,600
262,000
32,600
32,400
32,600
19,800
20,500
19,200
56,200
55,100
54,700
29,200
28,800
27,600
58,800
57,000
57,000
123,100
122,000
122,200
16,400
16,300
16,200
30,000
29,900
32,500
15,300
15,100
16,700
134,400
134,100
136,200
86,400
86,600
86,900
41,000
41,200
41,600
28,700
28,800
29,000
48,000
47,500
49,300
377,900
374,700
363,600
179,100
177,300
176,300
180,000
178,500
167,800
311,600
313,600
308,900
268,800
269,900
266,500
124,800
124,900
122,500
72,400
72,100
72,400
249,400
242,700
241,100
30,200
28,200
30,700
219,200
214,500
210,400
198,400
194,100
190,000
95,800
94,900
92,700
377,200
385,800
381,800
27,500
27,600
35,500
68,400
70,500
69,200
281,300
287,700
277,100
SANANTONIOͲNEWBRAUNFELS 

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

AUSTINͲROUNDROCKͲSANMARCOS

June'11*

May'11

June'10

June'11*

May'11

June'10

June'11*

May'11

June'10 

TOTALNONFARM

782,200

781,900

773,000

866,400

862,800

852,300

862,100

854,200

850,100 

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

88,100
39,600
48,500
694,100
522,900
40,500
84,500
16,300
15,900
12,900
19,100
5,000
43,300
30,000
12,300
109,200
58,700
49,400
90,100
79,000
19,900
88,200
77,600
35,100
171,200
12,300
72,100
86,800

86,000
38,200
47,800
695,900
523,600
40,000
85,300
16,100
15,700
12,900
19,000
4,900
43,100
29,900
12,200
110,800
60,100
49,600
90,600
78,700
19,900
87,100
76,500
34,800
172,300
13,000
72,900
86,400

86,600
39,100
47,500
686,400
513,200
39,700
81,300
16,300
15,300
12,600
19,400
5,100
42,500
29,600
12,100
110,800
58,100
47,800
86,900
75,400
19,100
86,300
75,500
33,700
173,200
14,100
73,300
85,800

141,400
55,600
85,800
725,000
598,400
38,600
99,800
15,300
24,100
62,800
13,200
6,700
51,500
39,600
24,700
96,900
35,400
54,100
108,800
93,200
25,800
94,800
79,500
32,000
126,600
14,800
12,800
99,000

139,000
55,100
83,900
723,800
594,700
38,400
99,800
15,100
23,800
62,200
13,200
6,700
51,700
39,400
24,500
94,400
34,500
53,300
111,600
95,300
25,900
91,600
77,700
31,800
129,100
14,900
12,900
101,300

139,800
54,500
85,300
712,500
584,400
38,100
97,100
14,900
22,700
62,000
14,600
7,000
51,700
39,200
24,300
91,200
33,800
52,500
105,500
92,700
25,700
92,400
77,700
31,800
128,100
17,600
12,600
97,900

92,700
47,200
45,500
769,400
608,300
28,500
96,100
18,300
18,800
20,000
17,500
4,600
64,600
51,500
23,300
102,100
38,700
54,800
138,500
120,700
22,600
108,700
95,900
32,300
161,100
34,500
20,600
106,000

92,200
47,300
44,900
762,000
598,300
28,300
94,900
18,000
18,400
19,800
17,600
4,600
65,400
52,200
23,600
99,100
38,100
53,300
134,500
117,900
22,500
106,600
95,300
32,100
163,700
35,100
20,400
108,200

91,700
47,300
44,400
758,400
595,200
28,300
94,200
18,200
18,600
19,800
18,600
5,100
66,400
52,600
23,700
101,200
39,400
53,000
128,000
113,200
22,100
106,900
92,500
31,800
163,200
36,500
19,700
107,000 

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 
TOTAL 
Mining,Logging,&Constr. 
Manufacturing 
WholesaleTrade 
RetailTrade 
Trans.,Ware.,&Util. 
Information 
FinancialActivities 
Prof.&BusinessServices 
Educ.&HealthServices 
Leisure&Hospitality 
OtherServices 
Government 
INDUSTRY 
TOTAL 
Mining,Logging,&Constr. 
Manufacturing 
WholesaleTrade 
RetailTrade 
Trans.,Ware.,&Util. 
Information 
FinancialActivities 
Prof.&BusinessServices 
Educ.&HealthServices 
Leisure&Hospitality 
OtherServices 
Government 
INDUSTRY 
TOTAL 
Mining,Logging,&Constr. 
Manufacturing 
WholesaleTrade 
RetailTrade 
Trans.,Ware.,&Util. 
Information 
FinancialActivities 
Prof.&BusinessServices 
Educ.&HealthServices 
Leisure&Hospitality 
OtherServices 
Government 
INDUSTRY 
TOTAL 
Mining,Logging,&Constr. 
Manufacturing 
WholesaleTrade 
RetailTrade 
Trans.,Ware.,&Util. 
Information 
FinancialActivities 
Prof.&BusinessServices 
Educ.&HealthServices 
Leisure&Hospitality 
OtherServices 
Government 
INDUSTRY 
TOTAL 
Mining,Logging,&Constr. 
Manufacturing 
WholesaleTrade 
RetailTrade 
Trans.,Ware.,&Util. 
Information 
FinancialActivities 
Prof.&BusinessServices 
Educ.&HealthServices 
Leisure&Hospitality 
OtherServices 
Government 
INDUSTRY 
TOTAL 
Mining,Logging,&Constr. 
Manufacturing 
WholesaleTrade 
RetailTrade 
Trans.,Ware.,&Util. 
Information 
FinancialActivities 
Prof.&BusinessServices 
Educ.&HealthServices 
Leisure&Hospitality 
OtherServices 
Government

ABILENE
June'11*
May'11
62,700
62,800
4,500
4,500
2,900
2,800
2,100
2,000
7,500
7,500
1,600
1,600
900
1,000
3,400
3,400
4,400
4,300
12,900
13,100
6,500
6,500
2,400
2,400
13,600
13,700
COLLEGESTATIONͲBRYAN
June'11*
May'11
96,000
101,000
6,900
6,700
5,200
5,100
1,700
1,700
11,000
11,200
1,500
1,500
1,000
1,000
3,500
3,500
6,200
6,200
11,500
11,700
10,900
11,000
3,200
3,300
33,400
38,100
LAREDO
June'11*
May'11
89,900
89,100
3,700
3,700
900
800
2,700
2,600
12,400
12,200
11,700
11,500
500
500
4,000
4,000
6,600
6,400
14,800
14,700
8,200
8,000
2,400
2,400
22,000
22,300
MIDLAND
June'11*
May'11
70,100
69,600
16,500
16,300
2,600
2,600
3,500
3,500
7,600
7,400
2,500
2,500
1,100
1,000
3,300
3,300
7,500
7,400
7,200
7,200
7,300
7,100
2,800
2,800
8,200
8,500
TEXARKANA
June'11*
May'11
57,100
56,200
2,400
2,300
4,100
4,000
2,500
2,500
6,900
6,800
3,000
2,900
500
500
2,500
2,500
4,200
4,100
9,100
8,900
5,800
5,600
2,200
2,100
13,900
14,000
WICHITAFALLS
June'11*
May'11
58,200
58,000
3,800
3,800
5,100
5,100
1,800
1,800
7,600
7,500
1,900
1,800
1,100
1,000
2,700
2,700
3,600
3,600
9,200
9,200
6,100
6,000
2,600
2,600
12,700
12,900

June'10
65,100
4,400
2,800
2,200
7,900
1,700
1,000
3,600
4,600
13,800
6,900
2,600
13,600
June'10
93,800
6,700
5,200
1,600
10,100
1,400
1,100
3,300
5,900
10,800
10,400
3,000
34,300
June'10
87,800
3,500
800
2,600
11,700
11,300
600
3,900
5,900
14,200
8,000
2,200
23,100
June'10
68,500
15,500
2,500
3,500
7,400
2,500
1,100
3,300
7,300
6,900
7,300
2,800
8,400
June'10
57,100
2,400
4,000
2,500
7,000
3,000
600
2,500
4,000
9,200
5,600
2,300
14,000
June'10
59,000
3,700
5,100
1,800
7,500
1,800
1,100
2,700
3,400
9,400
6,100
2,800
13,600

AMARILLO
May'11
111,800
6,300
13,200
4,900
13,800
4,200
1,500
6,700
8,300
15,900
11,900
4,700
20,400
CORPUSCHRISTI
June'11*
May'11
183,400
183,400
20,500
20,300
9,400
9,200
5,600
5,500
20,900
20,700
5,900
5,800
2,100
2,000
7,300
7,300
15,300
15,200
31,500
31,500
22,700
23,000
7,000
6,900
35,200
36,000
LONGVIEW
June'11*
May'11
99,500
97,200
15,300
15,100
11,100
10,900
4,400
4,200
11,200
10,800
3,700
3,600
1,400
1,400
4,000
3,800
8,800
8,500
15,500
15,200
8,400
8,000
3,300
3,200
12,400
12,500
ODESSA
June'11*
May'11
62,200
63,300
12,500
12,400
4,300
4,300
4,600
4,700
6,300
6,400
2,200
2,200
500
600
2,600
2,700
4,300
4,400
5,900
6,100
6,300
6,300
3,200
3,200
9,500
10,000
TYLER
June'11*
May'11
94,200
93,900
5,900
5,800
6,500
6,400
3,100
3,100
11,800
11,700
3,600
3,600
2,000
2,000
4,100
4,000
8,900
8,900
21,200
21,200
10,100
9,900
4,000
3,800
13,000
13,500
June'11*
110,900
6,400
13,400
4,900
13,800
4,200
1,500
6,700
8,300
15,600
12,000
4,700
19,400

June'10
109,700
6,100
13,000
4,800
13,500
4,000
1,500
6,700
8,100
15,800
11,500
4,700
20,000
June'10
179,200
19,000
9,200
5,400
20,300
5,600
2,200
7,400
14,800
30,900
22,100
7,100
35,200
June'10
95,500
13,500
10,600
4,100
11,000
3,600
1,500
3,900
8,400
14,800
7,900
3,200
13,000
June'10
60,100
11,500
4,100
4,400
6,400
2,100
600
2,600
3,800
5,800
6,000
3,100
9,700
June'10
93,800
5,800
6,500
3,100
11,500
3,600
2,100
4,000
8,700
21,000
9,900
4,300
13,300

BEAUMONTͲPORTARTHUR
June'11*
May'11
June'10
161,200
161,500
158,900
20,500
20,300
18,200
20,200
19,900
19,700
4,900
4,900
4,800
19,600
19,700
19,500
5,400
5,400
5,300
1,400
1,400
1,500
5,600
5,600
5,700
14,000
14,100
13,400
23,100
23,500
23,300
14,500
14,500
14,500
5,500
5,600
5,500
26,500
26,600
27,500
ELPASO
June'11*
May'11
June'10
281,800
283,100
279,500
15,700
15,600
15,600
16,600
16,500
16,400
9,900
9,800
9,600
34,500
34,400
33,300
12,200
12,200
12,400
4,800
4,800
5,300
11,400
11,400
11,600
31,600
31,500
30,200
36,200
36,400
37,700
28,900
28,700
28,900
9,500
9,500
9,400
70,500
72,300
69,100
LUBBOCK
June'11*
May'11
June'10
130,500
130,700
128,000
6,100
6,000
6,000
5,000
5,000
4,900
6,200
6,000
6,000
16,400
16,100
15,600
3,600
3,600
3,500
4,200
4,200
4,300
7,100
7,000
7,100
9,700
9,600
9,000
20,800
20,700
20,300
16,600
16,300
15,900
5,300
5,200
5,100
29,500
31,000
30,300
SANANGELO
June'11*
May'11
June'10
44,200
44,500
44,900
3,300
3,200
3,100
3,700
3,700
3,500
1,500
1,500
1,600
5,200
5,300
5,400
1,000
1,000
900
1,100
1,100
1,200
2,000
2,000
2,100
3,400
3,400
3,400
7,400
7,600
7,700
4,600
4,600
4,900
1,800
1,800
1,800
9,200
9,300
9,300
VICTORIA
June'11*
May'11
June'10
51,000
50,200
49,900
7,100
7,000
6,500
5,500
5,400
5,500
1,700
1,700
1,700
6,700
6,500
6,300
1,400
1,400
1,400
500
500
500
2,200
2,100
2,100
2,900
2,800
2,700
7,700
7,600
7,400
4,400
4,200
4,300
1,800
1,800
1,800
9,100
9,200
9,700

BROWNSVILLEͲHARLINGEN
June'11*
May'11
June'10
125,100
126,700
127,200
3,200
3,200
3,200
5,400
5,300
5,500
2,900
3,000
3,000
15,500
15,700
15,500
4,700
4,800
4,600
1,800
1,800
2,000
5,000
5,100
5,200
8,700
8,800
8,900
31,200
31,900
32,100
12,000
12,100
12,400
3,400
3,500
3,600
31,300
31,500
31,200
KILLEENͲTEMPLEͲFORTHOOD
June'11*
May'11
June'10
128,300
130,100
128,700
5,700
5,700
5,600
7,600
7,400
7,600
3,800
3,800
3,800
15,000
15,100
14,900
4,800
4,900
4,800
2,200
2,300
2,400
5,500
5,600
5,500
9,900
10,000
10,100
19,200
19,600
19,100
12,000
12,400
12,400
5,000
5,000
5,100
37,600
38,300
37,400
MCALLENͲEDINBURGͲMISSION
June'11*
May'11
June'10
223,100
221,300
220,200
8,800
8,700
8,600
6,000
5,900
5,800
6,100
5,900
6,300
32,000
31,400
31,700
7,100
6,900
7,100
1,800
1,800
2,000
7,900
7,800
8,000
13,800
13,500
13,700
57,500
57,100
56,000
19,500
19,200
19,200
5,800
5,700
5,800
57,400
56,000
56,800
SHERMANͲDENISON
June'11*
May'11
June'10
43,000
42,800
42,800
2,400
2,300
2,300
5,200
5,100
5,000
1,100
1,100
1,100
5,900
5,900
5,900
1,100
1,100
1,100
400
400
500
2,600
2,600
2,600
2,600
2,500
2,500
8,800
8,800
8,600
4,900
4,800
5,000
1,500
1,500
1,500
6,500
6,700
6,700
WACO
June'11*
May'11
June'10
108,300
106,300
106,600
6,400
6,400
6,300
14,500
14,400
14,400
3,900
3,700
3,800
10,700
10,400
10,400
3,000
2,900
2,900
1,200
1,200
1,300
6,400
6,200
6,300
8,800
8,500
8,500
20,800
20,500
20,300
10,300
9,900
9,900
4,000
3,900
3,900
18,300
18,300
18,600

Estimatesforthecurrentmontharepreliminary.Allestimatesaresubjecttorevision.
ThenumberofnonagriculturaljobsineachMSAiswithoutreferencetoplaceof
residenceofworkers.EstimatesproducedbytheBureauofLaborStatistics,U.S.
DepartmentofLaboraredisseminatedincooperationwiththeTWC.

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MSAs Ranked by Unemployment Rate
June 2011 (Not Seasonally Adjusted)

Highlights of the Texas Labor Force
(Not Seasonally Adjusted)

or the first time since June 2009, the Texas unemployment rate expanded by nine-tenths of a percentage
point, rising to a rate of 8.8 percent. This month’s unemployment rate was the highest seen since June
1987 at 9.1 percent. From year-ago levels, the unemployment rate grew by four-tenths of a percentage
point. The national unemployment rate moved up six-tenths of a percentage point to 9.3 percent. The Texas
unemployment rate was below the national level and has been for 48 consecutive months.

F 

1 
2 
3 
4 
5(tie)

The Civilian Labor Force recorded an all-new record high this month at 12,308,000 Texans, expanding
over the month by 66,300 individuals. Since January 2011, the Civilian Labor Force grew by 157,400
persons. Over the year, the Civilian Labor Force increased by 137,900. 

7 
8(tie)

The number of jobholders contracted for the third time this year, declining by 44,300 persons to an
estimated level of 11,225,300 Texans. This month’s May-to-June change was recorded as the largest
employment decline since 1976. Since the beginning of this year, 110,200 more people joined the ranks of
the employed population. The estimated level of those seeking employment opportunities reached a new
high of 1,082,700 Texans. This year’s May-to-June change was the second-highest in the series at 110,600
individuals. The highest May-to-June unemployment change was in 2009, adding 126,700 people. Since
January 2011, the number of jobseekers increased by 47,200 persons.
For June, the number of Texans continuing to file for unemployment benefits mirrored last year’s increase
of 9,200 individuals, for a total of 148,600 persons receiving benefits. The unemployment insurance
claims at the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) level recorded 20 MSAs with increased activity and five
MSAs decreasing in activity. The San Angelo MSA, the El Paso MSA, and the Midland MSA experienced the
sharpest declines among the MSAs at -5.7 percent, -3.0 percent, and -2.5 percent, respectively.
The unemployment rates at the MSA level increased for all 25 MSAs in June. The College Station-Bryan
and the Lubbock MSAs experienced the sharpest over-the-month rate increase among the MSAs, each
rising by 1.4 percent. The Midland MSA produced the lowest unemployment rate among the MSAs at 5.2
percent, as well as the lowest over-the-month change of six-tenths of a percentage point. 

10 
11(tie) 
13(tie) 
15 
16 
17 
18 
19(tie) 
21 
22 
23 
24 
25

Midland
Amarillo
Odessa
SanAngelo
CollegeͲStationͲBryan
Lubbock
Longview
Abilene
AustinͲRoundRockͲSanMarcos
Victoria
SanAntonioͲNewBraunfels
Texarkana
Tyler
WichitaFalls
Waco
CorpusChristi
DallasͲFortWorthͲArlington
Texas
KilleenͲTempleͲFortHood
HoustonͲSugarLandͲBaytown
Laredo
ShermanͲDenison
UnitedStates
ElPaso
BeaumontͲPortArthur
BrownsvilleͲHarlingen
McAllenͲEdinburgͲMission

5.2
6.4
6.9
7.2
7.3
7.3
7.4
7.6
7.6
7.7
8.1
8.1
8.2
8.2
8.4
8.6
8.7
8.8
8.9
9.0
9.0
9.2
9.3
10.9
11.7
12.9
13.0

Civilian Labor Force Estimates for Texas Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Not Seasonally Adjusted (In Thousands)
C.L.F. 
UnitedStates 
StateofTexas 
Abilene 
Amarillo 
AustinͲRoundRockͲSanMarcos 
BeaumontͲPortArthur 
BrownsvilleͲHarlingen 
CollegeStationͲBryan 
CorpusChristi 
DallasͲFortWorthͲArlington 
DallasͲPlanoͲIrvingMD 
FortWorthͲArlingtonMD 
ElPaso 
HoustonͲSugarLandͲBaytown 
KilleenͲTempleͲFortHood 
Laredo 
Longview 
Lubbock 
McAllenͲEdinburgͲMission 
Midland 
Odessa 
SanAngelo 
SanAntonioͲNewBraunfels 
ShermanͲDenison 
Texarkana 
Tyler 
Victoria 
Waco 
WichitaFalls

154,538.0
12,308.0
79.9
132.1
916.1
191.0
156.9
113.8
217.2
3,266.4
2,180.0
1,086.4
323.5
2,952.0
168.2
97.4
114.8
147.7
311.4
78.1
73.6
53.9
1,009.8
58.1
66.1
102.7
60.2
118.7
72.2 

June2011
Emp. Unemp. Rate
140,129.0
11,225.3
73.9
123.7
846.3
168.6
136.6
105.5
198.6
2,982.4
1,989.3
993.1
288.2
2,687.2
153.3
88.6
106.3
137.0
270.8
74.0
68.5
50.0
927.7
52.7
60.8
94.3
55.5
108.7
66.3

14,409.0
1,082.7
6.0
8.4
69.8
22.4
20.3
8.3
18.6
284.0
190.7
93.3
35.3
264.8
14.9
8.8
8.5
10.7
40.6
4.1
5.1
3.9
82.1
5.4
5.3
8.4
4.7
10.0
5.9

9.3
8.8
7.6
6.4
7.6
11.7
12.9
7.3
8.6
8.7
8.7
8.6
10.9
9.0
8.9
9.0
7.4
7.3
13.0
5.2
6.9
7.2
8.1
9.2
8.1
8.2
7.7
8.4
8.2

C.L.F.
153,449.0
12,241.7
80.1
132.7
915.2
190.4
157.9
118.4
216.7
3,253.5
2,174.5
1,079.0
323.7
2,931.2
169.8
96.0
111.9
147.1
306.6
77.5
74.0
54.4
996.8
57.7
64.8
102.0
59.2
116.0
71.5

May2011
Emp. Unemp. Rate
140,028.0
11,269.6
74.8
125.5
853.3
169.6
139.3
111.4
199.7
2,996.5
2,001.9
994.6
291.4
2,690.7
156.6
88.3
104.4
138.4
270.0
73.9
69.5
51.0
924.1
52.8
60.0
94.5
55.1
107.5
66.5

13,421.0
972.1
5.3
7.2
61.9
20.8
18.6
7.0
17.0
257.0
172.6
84.4
32.3
240.5
13.2
7.7
7.5
8.7
36.6
3.6
4.5
3.4
72.7
4.9
4.8
7.5
4.1
8.5
5.0

8.7
7.9
6.6
5.4
6.8
10.9
11.8
5.9
7.8
7.9
7.9
7.8
10.0
8.2
7.8
8.0
6.7
5.9
11.9
4.6
6.1
6.3
7.3
8.5
7.4
7.3
7.0
7.3
7.0

C.L.F.
154,767.0
12,170.1
83.8
131.9
912.6
187.3
158.7
111.4
212.8
3,216.8
2,146.7
1,070.2
317.7
2,897.0
168.4
95.4
111.3
146.3
306.2
77.4
72.2
55.2
993.7
57.6
65.7
102.1
59.6
116.5
74.1

June2010
Emp. Unemp. Rate
139,882.0
11,145.9
78.1
124.1
845.7
166.9
140.6
103.6
195.0
2,943.7
1,964.0
979.7
287.1
2,645.0
155.2
86.8
102.8
136.3
269.2
73.1
66.3
51.6
919.2
52.6
60.6
94.0
55.0
107.6
68.1

14,885.0
1,024.2
5.7
7.8
66.9
20.4
18.1
7.8
17.8
273.1
182.7
90.5
30.6
252.0
13.2
8.6
8.5
10.0
37.0
4.3
5.9
3.6
74.5
5.0
5.1
8.1
4.6
8.9
6.0

9.6
8.4
6.8
5.9
7.3
10.9
11.4
7.0
8.4
8.5
8.5
8.5
9.6
8.7
7.8
9.0
7.7
6.8
12.1
5.6
8.2
6.6
7.5
8.6
7.7
7.9
7.7
7.7
8.1

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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EmploymentandUnemploymentEstimatesforTexasCounties ͲJune2011
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
Donley
Duval
Eastland
Ector
Edwards
Ellis
ElPaso
Erath
Falls
Fannin
Fayette
Fisher
Floyd
Foard
FortBend
Franklin
Freestone
Frio
Gaines
Galveston
Garza

CLF
Emp. Unemp. Rate County
21,182
18,980
2,202 10.4 Gillespie
7,289
6,855
434 6.0 Glasscock
39,809
36,387
3,422 8.6 Goliad
11,074
1,000 8.3 Gonzales
12,074
4,967
4,648
319 6.4 Gray
1,058
1,008
50 4.7 Grayson
20,332
18,500
1,832 9.0 Gregg
13,711
12,531
1,180 8.6 Grimes
3,337
3,075
262 7.9 Guadalupe
10,165
9,442
723 7.1 Hale
35,579
32,345
3,234 9.1 Hall
1,865
1,732
133 7.1 Hamilton
1,265 10.0 Hansford
12,659
11,394
131,977
120,545 11,432 8.7 Hardeman
799,087
733,089 65,998 8.3 Hardin
5,131
4,803
328 6.4 Harris
479
459
20 4.2 Harrison
8,273
7,514
759 9.2 Hartley
45,589
41,495
4,094 9.0 Haskell
151,907
137,432 14,475 9.5 Hays
98,367
91,287
7,080 7.2 Hemphill
5,261
4,916
345 6.6 Henderson
672
625
47 7.0 Hidalgo
3,221
2,862
359 11.1 Hill
18,477
17,008
1,469 8.0 Hockley
8,152
7,577
575 7.1 Hood
1,705 7.5 Hopkins
22,789
21,084
16,442
14,798
1,644 10.0 Houston
9,875
8,873
1,002 10.1 Howard
6,868
6,335
533 7.8 Hudspeth
156,815
136,562 20,253 12.9 Hunt
6,097
5,506
591 9.7 Hutchinson
3,257
3,058
199 6.1 Irion
13,550
12,002
1,548 11.4 Jack
3,604
3,390
214 5.9 Jackson
16,057
14,277
1,780 11.1 Jasper
20,939
18,942
1,997 9.5 JeffDavis
3,283
3,031
252 7.7 Jefferson
5,974
5,588
386 6.5 JimHogg
1,340
1,210
130 9.7 JimWells
1,313
1,195
118 9.0 Johnson
4,319
3,985
334 7.7 Jones
428,962
394,663 34,299 8.0 Karnes
1,417
1,323
94 6.6 Kaufman
10,708
9,836
872 8.1 Kendall
59,756
55,318
4,438 7.4 Kenedy
6,912
6,387
525 7.6 Kent
1,279
1,166
113 8.8 Kerr
22,048
20,607
1,441 6.5 Kimble
25,379
22,683
2,696 10.6 King
746
695
51 6.8 Kinney
1,617
1,474
143 8.8 Kleberg
2,099
1,968
131 6.2 Knox
2,639
2,408
231 8.8 Lamar
1,647
1,570
77 4.7 Lamb
3,845
3,650
195 5.1 Lampasas
1,184,259 1,075,724 108,535 9.2 LaSalle
5,341
4,849
492 9.2 Lavaca
9,204
8,615
589 6.4 Lee
2,362
2,112
250 10.6 Leon
362,725
333,978 28,747 7.9 Liberty
9,244
8,502
742 8.0 Limestone
953
808
145 15.2 Lipscomb
4,354
3,910
444 10.2 LiveOak
1,964
1,820
144 7.3 Llano
5,457
4,908
549 10.1 Loving
8,841
8,082
759 8.6 Lubbock
73,580
68,479
5,101 6.9 Lynn
1,003
923
80 8.0 McCulloch
74,196
66,960
7,236 9.8 McLennan
323,513
288,194 35,319 10.9 McMullen
19,184
17,816
1,368 7.1 Madison
6,769
6,046
723 10.7 Marion
12,466
1,498 10.7 Martin
13,964
11,397
817 6.7 Mason
12,214
2,011
1,864
147 7.3 Matagorda
3,032
2,752
280 9.2 Maverick
721
664
57 7.9 Medina
286,629
263,015 23,614 8.2 Menard
5,311
4,863
448 8.4 Midland
10,441
9,678
763 7.3 Milam
7,861
7,225
636 8.1 Mills
7,208
6,746
462 6.4 Mitchell
146,661
131,934 14,727 10.0 Montague
2,522
2,355
167 6.6 Montgomery

CLF
Emp. Unemp. Rate County
13,740
12,981
759 5.5 Moore
613
576
37 6.0 Morris
3,483
3,233
250 7.2 Motley
9,939
9,273
666 6.7 Nacogdoches
10,839
10,053
786 7.3 Navarro
58,109
52,741
5,368 9.2 Newton
68,501
63,616
4,885 7.1 Nolan
12,069
10,993
1,076 8.9 Nueces
62,473
57,811
4,662 7.5 Ochiltree
16,053
1,481 8.4 Oldham
17,534
1,358
1,225
133 9.8 Orange
4,426
4,144
282 6.4 PaloPinto
2,834
2,681
153 5.4 Panola
2,242
2,099
143 6.4 Parker
28,059
25,197
2,862 10.2 Parmer
2,048,651 1,864,507 184,144 9.0 Pecos
33,574
30,601
2,973 8.9 Polk
2,548
2,399
149 5.8 Potter
3,053
2,872
181 5.9 Presidio
81,892
75,645
6,247 7.6 Rains
2,588
2,495
93 3.6 Randall
36,503
33,117
3,386 9.3 Reagan
311,386
270,760 40,626 13.0 Real
16,269
14,750
1,519 9.3 RedRiver
12,145
11,329
816 6.7 Reeves
26,661
24,510
2,151 8.1 Refugio
17,695
16,307
1,388 7.8 Roberts
8,700
7,726
974 11.2 Robertson
13,040
1,114 7.9 Rockwall
14,154
1,816
1,696
120 6.6 Runnels
34,291
3,753 9.9 Rusk
38,044
10,468
876 7.7 Sabine
11,344
928
866
62 6.7 SanAugustine
4,879
4,562
317 6.5 SanJacinto
7,022
6,449
573 8.2 SanPatricio
15,969
13,966
2,003 12.5 SanSaba
1,233
1,166
67 5.4 Schleicher
120,199
105,678 14,521 12.1 Scurry
2,928
2,705
223 7.6 Shackelford
19,857
1,787 8.3 Shelby
21,644
76,761
70,260
6,501 8.5 Sherman
7,484
6,802
682 9.1 Smith
5,505
4,957
548 10.0 Somervell
48,796
44,095
4,701 9.6 Starr
1,166 6.7 Stephens
17,390
16,224
229
220
9 3.9 Sterling
429
402
27 6.3 Stonewall
23,617
21,937
1,680 7.1 Sutton
1,997
1,832
165 8.3 Swisher
196
182
14 7.1 Tarrant
1,474
1,343
131 8.9 Taylor
17,210
15,841
1,369 8.0 Terrell
1,788
1,668
120 6.7 Terry
23,790
21,261
2,529 10.6 Throckmorton
6,932
6,393
539 7.8 Titus
10,877
10,059
818 7.5 TomGreen
3,300
3,055
245 7.4 Travis
9,874
9,221
653 6.6 Trinity
9,604
8,944
660 6.9 Tyler
8,209
7,521
688 8.4 Upshur
32,778
28,919
3,859 11.8 Upton
12,318
11,402
916 7.4 Uvalde
1,681
1,597
84 5.0 ValVerde
5,392
5,003
389 7.2 VanZandt
8,442
7,760
682 8.1 Victoria
50
46
4 8.0 Walker
145,125
134,622 10,503 7.2 Waller
2,835
2,595
240 8.5 Ward
4,163
3,865
298 7.2 Washington
118,722
108,744
9,978 8.4 Webb
426
397
29 6.8 Wharton
5,756
5,238
518 9.0 Wheeler
5,141
4,626
515 10.0 Wichita
2,270
2,125
145 6.4 Wilbarger
2,369
2,236
133 5.6 Willacy
18,178
15,893
2,285 12.6 Williamson
23,471
19,990
3,481 14.8 Wilson
20,736
19,091
1,645 7.9 Winkler
1,015
938
77 7.6 Wise
78,089
73,995
4,094 5.2 Wood
10,885
9,714
1,171 10.8 Yoakum
2,369
2,208
161 6.8 Young
3,643
3,315
328 9.0 Zapata
10,327
9,629
698 6.8 Zavala
227,951
209,765 18,186 8.0 Texas(Actual)

CLF
Emp. Unemp.
11,838
11,209
629
6,199
5,452
747
703
659
44
32,194
29,634
2,560
21,865
19,567
2,298
5,975
5,103
872
7,753
7,175
578
173,232
158,715
14,517
5,864
5,577
287
941
878
63
4,999
42,773
37,774
14,299
13,129
1,170
14,107
13,044
1,063
56,035
51,541
4,494
4,700
4,433
267
9,441
8,850
591
18,459
16,482
1,977
58,149
53,927
4,222
3,902
3,269
633
5,096
4,607
489
69,625
65,692
3,933
2,600
2,499
101
1,646
1,540
106
5,838
5,086
752
4,893
4,312
581
4,276
3,985
291
567
539
28
7,343
6,650
693
40,645
37,440
3,205
4,579
4,161
418
25,619
23,578
2,041
3,576
2,971
605
3,796
3,322
474
10,573
9,411
1,162
31,881
28,783
3,098
2,340
2,122
218
1,497
1,397
100
8,172
7,607
565
2,302
2,194
108
13,249
12,096
1,153
1,470
1,387
83
102,765
94,329
8,436
4,289
3,951
338
25,251
20,696
4,555
4,710
4,302
408
767
724
43
840
800
40
2,845
2,695
150
3,597
3,326
271
845,000
79,878
924,878
65,558
60,732
4,826
388
348
40
5,749
5,273
476
1,061
991
70
1,198
14,552
13,354
52,950
49,108
3,842
565,717
523,933
41,784
5,861
5,292
569
8,730
7,677
1,053
20,728
19,138
1,590
1,863
1,769
94
11,951
10,733
1,218
19,191
1,993
21,184
25,970
23,850
2,120
46,768
43,367
3,401
28,235
25,632
2,603
17,139
15,435
1,704
4,953
4,576
377
17,170
15,977
1,193
97,461
88,641
8,820
20,846
18,895
1,951
3,255
3,110
145
61,270
56,085
5,185
7,687
7,172
515
9,476
8,148
1,328
216,393
199,541
16,852
19,814
18,186
1,628
3,260
3,018
242
28,773
26,340
2,433
18,428
16,735
1,693
3,992
3,745
247
9,749
9,051
698
5,671
5,050
621
4,094
3,374
720
12,307,992 11,225,296 1,082,696

Rate
5.3
12.1
6.3
8.0
10.5
14.6
7.5
8.4
4.9
6.7
11.7
8.2
7.5
8.0
5.7
6.3
10.7
7.3
16.2
9.6
5.6
3.9
6.4
12.9
11.9
6.8
4.9
9.4
7.9
9.1
8.0
16.9
12.5
11.0
9.7
9.3
6.7
6.9
4.7
8.7
5.6
8.2
7.9
18.0
8.7
5.6
4.8
5.3
7.5
8.6
7.4
10.3
8.3
6.6
8.2
7.3
7.4
9.7
12.1
7.7
5.0
10.2
9.4
8.2
7.3
9.2
9.9
7.6
6.9
9.0
9.4
4.5
8.5
6.7
14.0
7.8
8.2
7.4
8.5
9.2
6.2
7.2
11.0
17.6
8.8

Estimates reflect actual (not seasonally adjusted) data. All estimates are subject to revision. Estimates of the TWC are in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.
TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION
LABOR MARKET AND CAREER INFORMATION DEPARTMENT

9

T E X A S

L A B O R

M A R K E T

JULY 2011

R E V I E W

EmploymentandUnemploymentEstimatesforTexasCities ͲJune2011
City
Abilene
Allen
Amarillo
Arlington
Austin
Baytown
Beaumont
Bedford
BigSpring
Brownsville
Bryan
Burleson
Carrollton
CedarHill
CedarPark
Cleburne
CollegeStation
Conroe
Coppell
CopperasCove
CorpusChristi
Corsicana
Dallas
DeerPark
DelRio
Denton
DeSoto
Duncanville
EaglePass
Edinburg
ElPaso
Euless
FarmersBranch
FlowerMound
FortWorth
Friendswood
Frisco
Galveston

CLF
56,929
44,148
101,748
209,210
436,336
33,889
56,682
30,981
9,735
68,106
40,166
19,053
72,439
24,117
33,476
13,671
47,076
28,799
20,605
13,709
155,861
11,035
608,602
17,159
16,680
65,713
25,753
18,541
13,526
33,650
274,948
31,907
14,048
36,455
344,363
18,141
55,197
26,153

Emp. Unemp Rate City
52,532
4,397 7.7 Garland
40,962
3,186 7.2 Georgetown
95,380
6,368 6.3 GrandPrairie
192,153 17,057 8.2 Grapevine
405,600 30,736 7.0 Greenville
29,469
4,420 13.0 HaltomCity
50,733
5,949 10.5 HarkerHeightsCity
28,697
2,284 7.4 Harlingen
8,892
843 8.7 Houston
59,135
8,971 13.2 Huntsville
37,376
2,790 6.9 Hurst
17,564
1,489 7.8 Irving
67,058
5,381 7.4 Keller
21,796
2,321 9.6 Killeen
31,269
2,207 6.6 Kingsville
12,459
1,212 8.9 KyleCity
43,621
3,455 7.3 LakeJackson
26,634
2,165 7.5 Lancaster
19,098
1,507 7.3 LaPorte
12,520
1,189 8.7 Laredo
143,192 12,669 8.1 LeagueCity
9,814
1,221 11.1 LeanderCity
552,644 55,958 9.2 Lewisville
15,616
1,543 9.0 LittleElm
15,189
1,491 8.9 Longview
60,846
4,867 7.4 Lubbock
23,183
2,570 10.0 Lufkin
16,738
1,803 9.7 McAllen
11,490
2,036 15.1 McKinney
30,278
3,372 10.0 Mansfield
247,398 27,550 10.0 Mesquite
29,507
2,400 7.5 Midland
12,844
1,204 8.6 Mission
34,028
2,427 6.7 MissouriCity
313,077 31,286 9.1 Nacogdoches
16,779
1,362 7.5 NewBraunfels
51,040
4,157 7.5 NorthRichlandHills
23,667
2,486 9.5 Odessa

CLF
110,544
22,970
79,863
29,450
11,368
21,240
12,400
26,962
1,094,492
16,412
21,112
112,255
20,928
50,596
13,712
13,331
14,502
17,260
18,673
92,448
40,037
13,114
61,703
13,452
43,828
121,847
16,411
63,641
63,515
25,576
69,666
64,307
29,164
41,813
17,005
28,952
37,111
55,328

Emp. Unemp Rate City
CLF
Emp. Unemp Rate
100,561
9,983 9.0 Paris
11,946 10,520
1,426 11.9
21,102
1,868 8.1 Pasadena
68,133 60,577
7,556 11.1
72,729
7,134 8.9 Pearland
47,380 43,888
3,492 7.4
27,567
1,883 6.4 Pflugerville
23,770 22,205
1,565 6.6
10,280
1,088 9.6 Pharr
26,824 23,712
3,112 11.6
19,483
1,757 8.3 Plano
149,182 137,919 11,263 7.5
11,452
948 7.6 PortArthur
25,483 21,317
4,166 16.3
23,830
3,132 11.6 Richardson
55,591 51,404
4,187 7.5
998,457 96,035 8.8 Rockwall
19,190 17,791
1,399 7.3
14,895
1,517 9.2 Rosenberg
16,344 14,977
1,367 8.4
54,775 50,740
4,035 7.4
19,429
1,683 8.0 RoundRock
103,035
9,220 8.2 Rowlett
29,349 26,937
2,412 8.2
19,463
1,465 7.0 SanAngelo
44,605 41,346
3,259 7.3
45,838
4,758 9.4 SanAntonio
660,936 608,494 52,442 7.9
12,644
1,068 7.8 SanBenito
9,786
8,646
1,140 11.6
12,513
818 6.1 SanJuan
13,906 12,180
1,726 12.4
13,244
1,258 8.7 SanMarcos
28,637 26,753
1,884 6.6
15,307
1,953 11.3 Schertz
16,643 15,577
1,066 6.4
16,962
1,711 9.2 Seguin
12,373 11,358
1,015 8.2
84,516
7,932 8.6 Sherman
17,936 16,265
1,671 9.3
36,716
3,321 8.3 Socorro
12,598 10,975
1,623 12.9
12,279
835 6.4 Southlake
12,701 11,827
874 6.9
57,145
4,558 7.4 SugarLand
42,993 40,140
2,853 6.6
12,590
862 6.4 Temple
31,799 29,428
2,371 7.5
40,559
3,269 7.5 Texarkana
17,374 15,851
1,523 8.8
113,143
8,704 7.1 TexasCity
20,844 18,145
2,699 12.9
14,978
1,433 8.7 TheColony
24,445 22,488
1,957 8.0
58,109
5,532 8.7 Tyler
49,797 45,780
4,017 8.1
57,829
5,686 9.0 UniversityPark 10,840 10,015
825 7.6
23,719
1,857 7.3 Victoria
33,705 31,236
2,469 7.3
63,488
6,178 8.9 Waco
59,101 53,691
5,410 9.2
60,941
3,366 5.2 Waxahachie
14,083 12,617
1,466 10.4
25,976
3,188 10.9 Weatherford
13,039 11,974
1,065 8.2
38,377
3,436 8.2 Weslaco
14,786 12,842
1,944 13.1
15,581
1,424 8.4 WichitaFalls
46,581 42,510
4,071 8.7
26,939
2,013 7.0 Wylie
20,658 19,030
1,628 7.9
34,265
2,846 7.7
51,518
3,810 6.9

Estimates reflect actual (not seasonally adjusted) data. All estimates are subject to revision. Estimates of the TWC are in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.

CivilianLaborForceEstimatesforWDAs
June2011
CLF
Alamo
BrazosValley
CameronCounty
CapitalArea
CentralTexas
CoastalBend
ConchoValley
Dallas
DeepEastTexas
EastTexas
GoldenCrescent
GulfCoast
HeartOfTexas
LowerRioGrandeValley
MiddleRioGrande
NorthCentralTexas
NorthEastTexas
NorthTexas
Panhandle
PermianBasin
RuralCapital
SouthEastTexas
SouthPlains
SouthTexas
TarrantCounty
Texoma
UpperRioGrande
WestCentralTexas

1,060,476
157,066
156,815
565,717
188,253
287,701
75,822
1,184,259
166,891
404,650
96,205
3,019,451
172,792
346,113
72,477
1,241,235
134,886
110,427
221,502
215,488
408,486
191,031
209,034
106,060
924,878
94,121
337,372
158,800

Emp. Unemp.
974,761
145,243
136,562
523,933
171,475
263,039
70,489
1,075,724
150,067
370,669
88,918
2,748,071
158,134
299,604
64,059
1,138,541
121,932
101,925
207,516
201,517
376,317
168,649
193,459
96,396
845,000
85,814
300,811
146,682

85,715
11,823
20,253
41,784
16,778
24,662
5,333
108,535
16,824
33,981
7,287
271,380
14,658
46,509
8,418
102,694
12,954
8,502
13,986
13,971
32,169
22,382
15,575
9,664
79,878
8,307
36,561
12,118

AverageHoursandEarningsofProductionorNonsupervisoryWorkersforTexas
Industry

Rate
8.1
7.5
12.9
7.4
8.9
8.6
7.0
9.2
10.1
8.4
7.6
9.0
8.5
13.4
11.6
8.3
9.6
7.7
6.3
6.5
7.9
11.7
7.5
9.1
8.6
8.8
10.8
7.6

AverageWeeklyEarnings
June'11

May'11

AverageWeeklyHours

June'10 June'11

May'11 June'10

AverageHourlyEarnings
June'11

May'11 June'10 

MiningandLogging

$918.72 $904.75 $665.26

48.0

47.0

40.1 $19.14 $19.25 $16.59 

Mining

$902.21 $885.67 $728.16

48.9

47.9

41.8 $18.45 $18.49 $17.42 

Manufacturing

$690.36 $691.20 $607.13

42.8

43.2

41.9 $16.13 $16.00 $14.49 

DurableGoods

$716.01 $715.16 $588.41

43.9

44.2

42.7 $16.31 $16.18 $13.78 

FabricatedMetalProductMfg

$685.84 $705.87 $614.24

45.3

46.5

44.0 $15.14 $15.18 $13.96 

NonͲDurableGoods

$639.86 $644.37 $639.56

40.6

41.2

40.3 $15.76 $15.64 $15.87 

WholesaleTrade

$658.29 $656.08 $648.65

39.8

40.7

39.6 $16.54 $16.12 $16.38 

Machinery,Equipment,andSupplies

$660.43 $628.00 $553.52

42.2

43.4

38.6 $15.65 $14.47 $14.34 

MotorVehicleandPartsDealers

$624.22 $638.99 $628.24

37.2

37.9

37.8 $16.78 $16.86 $16.62 

Bldg.MaterialandGardenEquipment

$416.84 $408.17 $402.62

34.0

34.3

34.5 $12.26 $11.90 $11.67 

FoodandBeverageStores

$325.98 $327.93 $327.74

32.5

32.5

32.1 $10.03 $10.09 $10.21 

GasolineStations

$324.92 $346.79 $345.92

34.9

35.9

37.6 

ClothingandAccessoriesStores

$234.26 $227.90 $214.76

22.7

21.5

21.2 $10.32 $10.60 $10.13

$759.64 $816.96 $648.00

35.9

38.7

36.1 $21.16 $21.11 $17.95 

Trade,Transportation,andUtilities 

RetailTrade

$9.31

$9.66

$9.20 

Information 
Telecommunications

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

R E V I E W

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”
Rackspace Plans to Triple Workforce
AUSTIN, TX (Austin American-Statesman--Kirk Ladendorf)—Fast-growing
Rackspace Hosting Inc. plans to more than triple its Austin workforce over the
next two to three years. The San Antonio-based company, which manages
more than 66,000 computer servers worldwide, employs nearly 300 people
locally and is looking to hire more. Over the next two to three years, the
company expects to grow to more than 1,000 workers in Austin, said Max
Thoene, the company’s vice president of operations.
The company wants to expand in Austin, Thoene said, because the region
has a deep pool of technical talent and workers who fit with its values, which
include “fanatical customer support.” Thoene added, “Austin fits with that
culture. We want to attract people who share those values.” Rackspace
opened its Austin office in 2006 as a sales center, but it has expanded
over time to add technical jobs and software development to support its
international Web hosting.
Frontier Brings Jobs to Allen
ALLEN, TX (McKinney Courier Gazette)—Frontier Communications, a company
that offers communications services to rural areas in 27 states, will bring 300
new jobs to the Metroplex, becoming Allen’s second-largest private employer
in the process. The company will consolidate Dallas offices into a centralized
location in Allen, bringing 300 jobs from Dallas, with room for 300 new jobs.
Steven Crosby, spokesman for Frontier, said the consolidation into the Allen
building will create an improved work environment for the company.

Brazilian Company Hiring Workers for New Plant
EDINBURG, TX (Area Development Online News Desk)—Santana Textiles, a
Brazilian denim manufacturer, has begun hiring up to 300 employees for its
new 33-acre facility in Edinburg. When completed by year’s end, the plant
will house the company’s spinning and weaving operations. It also will be
the biggest facility operated by the world’s fifth-largest denim producer. The
company employs currently 1,800 employees in Brazil and Argentina.
Raudel Garza, executive director of the Rio South Texas Economic Council,
said Santana’s plant is a multi-phase project expected to take three years to
complete. Once all phases are complete and the facility ramped up, “they
expect to have a workforce of up to 800 people,” Garza said. Texas officials
have estimated that the project eventually will pour roughly $170 million
into the region.
Healthcare Company to Add Jobs in Longview
LONGVIEW, TX (Gilmer Mirror)—American HomePatient, Inc., one of the
nation’s largest home health care providers, will expand their patient support
center operations into Longview this summer. They will occupy an existing
building in Longview and will employ over 200 when fully operational. The
company is expected to hire approximately 70 people this year. The focus
of American HomePatient is respiratory services, delivering sleep therapy,
aerosolized medications and oxygen to patients across the country. From
the Longview facility, they will provide telephonic support for their customer
patients to monitor their therapy.

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Texas Labor Market Review
Labor Market & Career Information

I ND I C A T O R S
Texas Unemployment Rate
Actual (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
JUN
MAY
JUN

2011
2011
2010

Seasonally Adjusted

8.8%
7.9%
8.4%

JUN
MAY
JUN

2011
2011
2010

8.2%
8.0%
8.1%

U.S. Unemployment Rate
Actual (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
JUN
MAY
JUN

2011
2011
2010

Seasonally Adjusted

9.3%
8.7%
9.6%

JUN
MAY
JUN

2011
2011
2010

9.2%
9.1%
9.5%

Texas Nonagricultural Wage & Salary Employment
Not Seasonally Adjusted
JUN
2011
MAY
2011
JUN
2010
OTM Change
OTY Change

Seasonally Adjusted

10,623,600
10,587,000
10,398,400
36,600
225,200

JUN
2011
MAY
2011
JUN
2010
OTM Change
OTY Change

10,588,600
10,556,600
10,368,600
32,000
220,000

JUN
MAY
JUN

2011
2011
2010

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selecting “LMI Publications”.

Continued Claims
98,891
87,531
103,018

JUN
MAY
JUN

JUNE 2011
MAY 2011
JUNE 2011

2011
2011
2010

796,470
859,172
994,447

Personnel Supply

Consumer Price Index (CPI)
Annual Change
U.S.
Dallas-Fort Worth
Houston-Galveston

Phone
Fax
Website
E-mail

Richard Froeschle, LMCI Director

Unemployment Insurance Claims Filed
Initial Claims

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3.6%
3.3%
3.4%

JUN
2011
MAY
2011
JUN
2010
OTM Change
OTY Change

246,600
250,200
223,200
-3,600
23,400

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West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil ($/barrel)
JUN
MAY
JUN

2011
2011
2010

$ 96.29
$ 101.33
$ 75.35

OTM Change
OTY Change

-$ 5.04
$ 20.94

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES BY MSA
JUNE 2011

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UNEMPLOYMENT RATES BY WDA
JUNE 2011

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