Texas continues to lead nation in job creation

Dallas Morning News:
Texas led the nation in job growth for the fourth straight year in 2013, reflecting the state’s strength and resilience recovering from the recession that ended in mid-2009.

The state added 252,400 jobs last year, according to preliminary state-by-state data released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The next-closest states were California, with 235,700 new jobs, and Florida, with 192,900.

Texas also added the most jobs in December (17,600), followed by Florida (14,100) and California (13,600).

“It’s a nice way to end the year,” said Michael T. Wolf, an economist for Wells Fargo. “Year-over-year percentage growth was positive for every major industry in Texas — even government was up. That bodes really well for Texas.”
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The unemployment rate in Texas is down to 6 percent despite all the new workers flocking to the state by the hundreds everyday.  Energy continues to be strong for employment opportunities but jobs were growing across the board.

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