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Texas Employment Update

April 2, 2012

The Texas economy continued to expand. Texas added 24,600 jobs in February
(Table 1).

Table 1
Monthly Job Growth in Texas
  Number of jobs added Annualized growth rate
Year to date 2012
February 2012
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 third 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 since the start of 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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