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The Texas Workforce Commission released state employment data today for the month of December, and job growth in the Lone Star State continues to lead, and in fact carry the nation’s improving labor market as the chart above shows. Here are some highlights of the December employment report for Texas:
It’s a pretty impressive story of how job creation in just one state – Texas – is solely responsible for the 1.169 million net increase in total US employment (+1,444,290 Texas jobs minus the 275,290 non-Texas job loss) in the seven year period between the start of the Great Recession in December 2007 and December 2014. The other 49 states and the District of Columbia together employ about 275,000 fewer Americans than at the start of the recession seven years ago, while the Lone Star State has added more than 1.25 million payroll jobs and more than 190,000 non-payroll jobs (primarily self-employed and farm workers).
Texas is in the process of becoming the biggest loser of jobs. Hitting hard and fast with the plunge in oil prices.
originally posted by: ColCurious
a reply to: xuenchen
This doesn't surprise me.
I've never had the chance to visit Texas personally, but Texas is alot like Germany, according to a couple from Dallas we once met: Proper work ethics, industry, education, and LOTS of MEAT for dinner.
(Yes - MEAT is important people!)
originally posted by: neo96
The current administration could learn a thing or two from Perry.
Oh yeah I went there.
The stars are big, and bright!
Deep in da heart of TEXAS!
originally posted by: hutch622
...If texas among others close down their oil industries then the Saudis have won . The positive side to that is when the Saudis have no oil left you will still have yours .