Texas adds 67,200 jobs in January, unemployment ticks down

March 9, 2012

Texas unemployment dropped to 7.3 percent in January as employers added a net 67,200 workers to payrolls and capping 21 straight months of job growth.
The state unemployment rate, adjusted for seasonal variances, was down from 7.4 percent in December and the lowest rate since April 2009.
The Texas report comes as the Bureau of Labor Statistics report 227,000 jobs added in February, but unemployment held at 8.3 percent. The state report lags the national report by a month.
In January, Texas private employers added 73,800 jobs for the month, bringing to 332,600 the number added for the year.
Adding to the good news is that the Texas labor force grew by 15,000 from December to January, a sign that more… Read more…

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