Some good numbers from the Texas economy again

The latest jobs report from Texas is rather good:

"Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent from 5.5 percent in March, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. That was far less than last month’s U.S. jobless rate of 6.3 percent.   

For the last 12 months, Texas added 348,000 jobs, with gains in all 11 major industry groups gaining.

The energy industry has seen the fastest growth in that time, with employment up 7.5 percent."

The information is even better when you look at regions:  

"For April, the Dallas area’s unemployment rate was 4.8 percent and the Fort Worth area’s rate was 4.6 percent.

The Midland area had the state’s lowest jobless rate of 2.3 percent.

The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area had the highest rate of 8.6 percent."

The city by city numbers are fascinating: Growth in Dallas, a boom in Midland and things are slow in South Texas.

I don't pretend that Texas has all of the answers but we must be doing something right.  Isn't a shame that Governor Perry was not able to make that case in 2012?  It would have been interesting.

 

P. S. You can hear CANTO TALK here & follow me on Twitter @ scantojr.

The latest jobs report from Texas is rather good:

"Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent from 5.5 percent in March, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. That was far less than last month’s U.S. jobless rate of 6.3 percent.   

For the last 12 months, Texas added 348,000 jobs, with gains in all 11 major industry groups gaining.

The energy industry has seen the fastest growth in that time, with employment up 7.5 percent."

The information is even better when you look at regions:  

"For April, the Dallas area’s unemployment rate was 4.8 percent and the Fort Worth area’s rate was 4.6 percent.

The Midland area had the state’s lowest jobless rate of 2.3 percent.

The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area had the highest rate of 8.6 percent."

The city by city numbers are fascinating: Growth in Dallas, a boom in Midland and things are slow in South Texas.

I don't pretend that Texas has all of the answers but we must be doing something right.  Isn't a shame that Governor Perry was not able to make that case in 2012?  It would have been interesting.

 

P. S. You can hear CANTO TALK here & follow me on Twitter @ scantojr.

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