Texas job growth continues

ByHCN News Services, Deer Park Broadcaster
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Job fair sign. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Job fair sign. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

AUSTIN -- Fueled by an impressive expansion in the Trade, Transportation and Utilities industry, Texas saw continued seasonally adjusted job growth in February. The Trade, Transportation and Utilities industry saw its largest monthly increase in more than 20 years with the addition of 16,300 jobs. The state experienced a net gain of 7,100 non-agricultural jobs in February with 357,300 positions added over the year.

"We are pleased that Texas employers continue to create opportunities," said Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Chairman Andres Alcantar. "Our state offers many competitive advantages to employers who choose to do business in Texas, including a highly skilled workforce."

Texas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent in February, down from 4.4 percent in January. Texas continues to maintain an unemployment rate well below the U.S. national unemployment rate which now stands at 5.5 percent.

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