Positive Employment Growth
Texas Job Growth Continues
Fiscal 2010 saw a positive turnaround in the Texas employment market although not back to pre-recession levels. Texas added 129,400 jobs from August 2009 to August 2010. The U.S. added 229,000 jobs.
|Nonfarm Employment||Aug. 2010
Sources: Texas Workforce Commission and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Texas Metro Areas Add Jobs
Twenty-four Texas metro areas had positive employment growth rates from August 2009 to August 2010, up from 19 for the period from July 2009 to July 2010. Sherman-Denison ranked first in job creation, followed by San Angelo.
|Rank||Metro Area||Growth Rate|
|2 (tie)||San Angelo||2.5%|
|2 (tie)||Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos||2.5%|