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Texas Employment Update

March 12, 2012

The Texas economy continued to expand. Texas added 58,000 jobs in January (Table 1).

Table 1
Monthly Job Growth in Texas
  Number of jobs added Annualized growth rate
January 2012
Total 2011
Monthly Job Growth in Texas
SOURCES: Bureau of Labor Statistics, seasonal and other adjustments by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. View full data series.

The Dallas Fed improves the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) payroll employment estimates for Texas by incorporating preliminary benchmarks into the data in a more timely manner and by using a two-step seasonal adjustment technique. Current Dallas Fed data are benchmarked though second quarter 2011. BLS data are benchmarked through second quarter 2011.

Types of Jobs Being Created in Texas
Chart 1 below provides a breakdown of employment growth in January 2012, listing each sector by its weight in the Texas employment mix.


Data may not match previously published numbers due to data revisions.


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