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IN THIS ISSUE A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION Texas Nonagricultural Wage &
IN THIS ISSUE
A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION
Texas Nonagricultural Wage & Salary
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Texas Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

T otal Nonagricultural Employment in Texas expanded by an estimated 80,600 positions in February on the heels of a revised gain of 13,800

jobs in January. The Total Nonfarm series added 125,500 jobs over the past three months, a gure that comfortably outpaced growth seen over the same period a year ago of 94,100 positions. All 11 major industries showed employment increases over the month, led by growth of 25,400 jobs in Professional and Business Services and 16,700 positions in Government. Total Nonagricultural Employment ended February at an estimated level of 11,119,100 jobs, an increase of 359,800 jobs over the year. The annual growth rate for the employment series rebounded to 3.3 percent in February after having dipped to 2.9 percent in January.

Total Private Employment in Texas Employment Level and Annual Growth Rate (Seasonally Adjusted, in Millions of Jobs)

9.4

9.2

9.0

8.8

8.6

8.4

8.2

Employment Annual Growth Rate
Employment
Annual Growth Rate

Feb '11

Jun '11

Oct '11

Feb '12

Jun '12

Oct '12

Feb '13

4.5%

4.0%

3.5%

3.0%

2.5%

2.0%

1.5%

1.0%

0.5%

0.0%

Following a revised loss of 9,000 jobs in January, Professional and Business Services employment reversed course in February with the addition of 25,400 jobs. February marked the strongest monthly gain in series history and was primarily driven by the expansion of 16,700 jobs in Administrative and Support and Waste Management Remediation Services. Over the past three months, the industry added 28,700 jobs, marking the fastest pace of job growth during that timeframe in series history. Annual growth accelerated in February as Professional and Business Services gained 66,000 jobs over the year for a 4.8 percent annualized growth rate.

Employment in Government climbed by an estimated 16,700 positions in February, reversing a revised drop of 10,100 positions in January. Local Government accounted for 10,600 jobs added over the month, State Government employment moved up by 5,400 positions, and employment in Federal Government edged up by 700 jobs. Government employment rose by 12,600 jobs over the year for an annual growth rate of 0.7 percent,

which marked the highest rate seen in the series since December 2010.

Construction employment jumped in February with the addition of 15,700 jobs for its largest monthly gain in series history. February marked the seventh consecutive month of job growth, and the industry has added 22,800 jobs over the past three months. Construction employment expanded by 43,300 jobs over the year for a 7.5 percent annual growth rate, marking the industry’s largest over-the-year net employment increase since February 2008.

Employment in Leisure and Hospitality swelled by an estimated 8,800 positions in February after having recorded a revised gain of 7,000 jobs in January. This major industry has added jobs over the month in 23 of the past 24 months. Accommodations and Food Services employment rose by 7,600 positions in February, while Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation added 1,200 jobs. Employment in Leisure and Hospitality grew by 65,600 positions over the year, which pushed its annual growth rate to a series- high 6.2 percent.

Other Services employment continued to climb in February with the addition of an estimated 3,800 jobs. This major industry has not experienced an over-the-month decline in employment since January 2011. Annualized growth in Other Services climbed from 3.9 percent in January to 4.7 percent in February, a gure that nearly tripled the average annual growth recorded in the series in February of 1.6 percent. The Other Services industry includes automotive repair along with computer and ofce machine repair and appliance repair and maintenance. Barber shops, funeral homes and business associations are also listed in this major industry.

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities employment marked its 38th straight month of expansion with the addition of 3,600 jobs in February. Retail Trade added 6,900 jobs, while Wholesale Trade contracted by 3,200 positions and Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities shaved off 100 jobs. Positive annual growth continued for the 32nd straight month as Trade, Transportation, and Utilities employment gained 65,800 jobs over the year for a 3.1 percent annual growth rate. Retail Trade accounted for the majority of the yearly gains with the addition of 36,300 positions.

Following a revised January gain of 1,700 jobs, Mining and Logging employment added 3,000 jobs in February. This marked the strongest February increase in series history and the largest over-the-month movement since March 2012. The industry has added 6,100 jobs over the past three months, indicating a slower pace of growth over this timeframe as compared to the past two years. Mining and Logging expanded by 19,700 jobs over the year as the annual growth rate ticked up to 7.5 percent in February.

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TEXAS NONAGRICULTURAL WAGE AND SALARY EMPLOYMENT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

       

Jan. '13 to Feb. '13

Feb. '12 to Feb. '13

INDUSTRY TITLE

Feb. 2013*

Jan. 2013

Feb. 2012

Absolute

Percent

Absolute

Percent

Change

Change

Change

Change

Total Nonagricultural

11,119,100

11,038,500

10,759,300

80,600

0.7

359,800

3.3

Total Private

9,312,500

9,248,600

8,965,300

63,900

0.7

347,200

3.9

Goods Producing

1,765,900

1,744,700

1,692,400

21,200

1.2

73,500

4.3

Mining and Logging

281,500

278,500

261,800

3,000

1.1

19,700

7.5

Construction

617,400

601,700

574,100

15,700

2.6

43,300

7.5

Manufacturing

867,000

864,500

856,500

2,500

0.3

10,500

1.2

Service Providing

9,353,200

9,293,800

9,066,900

59,400

0.6

286,300

3.2

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities

2,220,400

2,216,800

2,154,600

3,600

0.2

65,800

3.1

Information

198,500

198,400

196,500

100

0.1

2,000

1.0

Financial Activities

665,000

664,900

652,800

100

0.0

12,200

1.9

Professional and Business Services

1,448,300

1,422,900

1,382,300

25,400

1.8

66,000

4.8

Education and Health Services

1,490,700

1,489,800

1,446,200

900

0.1

44,500

3.1

Leisure and Hospitality

1,130,700

1,121,900

1,065,100

8,800

0.8

65,600

6.2

Other Services

393,000

389,200

375,400

3,800

1.0

17,600

4.7

Government

1,806,600

1,789,900

1,794,000

16,700

0.9

12,600

0.7

Note: The number of nonagricultural jobs in Texas is without reference to place of residence of workers. Total Nonagricultural employment is additive by summing the individual sectors. *Estimates for the current month are preliminary. All estimates are subject to revision. Estimates produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor are disseminated in cooperation with the TWC.

Total Nonagricultural Jobs vs. Civilian Labor Force (Seasonally Adjusted)

Texas and U.S. Unemployment Rates (Seasonally Adjusted)

6.0% 12.0% 5.0% Texas 10.0% 4.0% U.S. 3.0% 8.0% 2.0% 1.0% 6.0% 0.0% 1.0% 4.0%
6.0%
12.0%
5.0%
Texas
10.0%
4.0%
U.S.
3.0%
8.0%
2.0%
1.0%
6.0%
0.0%
1.0%
4.0%
2.0%
3.0%
Nonagricultural
Jobs
2.0%
4.0%
Civilian Labor Force
5.0%
0.0%
Over the Year Percent Change
Jan 95
Jan 96
Jan 97
Jan 98
Jan 99
Jan 00
Jan 01
Jan 02
Jan 03
Jan 04
Jan 05
Jan 06
Jan 07
Jan 08
Jan 09
Jan 10
Jan 11
Jan 12
Jan 13
Jan 95
Jan 96
Jan 97
Jan 98
Jan 99
Jan 00
Jan 01
Jan 02
Jan 03
Jan 04
Jan 05
Jan 06
Jan 07
Jan 08
Jan 09
Jan 10
Jan 11
Jan 12
Jan 13

TEXAS AND U.S. CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES

 

TEXAS*

 

UNITED STATES**

Not Seasonally Adjusted

CLF

Employment Unemp. Rate

CLF

Employment

Unemp. Rate

February

2013

12,662,600 11,845,600

817,000

6.5

154,727,000 142,228,000 12,500,000

8.1

January

2013

12,655,100 11,782,500

872,600

6.9

154,794,000 141,614,000 13,181,000

8.5

February

2012

12,520,800 11,613,100

907,700

7.2

154,114,000 140,684,000 13,430,000

8.7

Seasonally Adjusted

CLF

Employment Unemp.

Rate

CLF

Employment Unemp.

Rate

February

2013

12,707,200 11,898,700

808,500

6.4

155,524,000 143,492,000 12,032,000

7.7

January

2013

12,680,500 11,881,100

799,400

6.3

155,654,000 143,322,000 12,332,000

7.9

February

2012

12,574,800 11,682,400

892,400

7.1

154,825,000 142,019,000 12,806,000

8.3

Note: Only the actual series estimates for Texas and the U.S. are comparable to sub-state estimates. All estimates are subject to revision. In seasonally adjusted estimates, all elements of seasonality are factored out to achieve an estimate which reects the basic underlying trend. *Source - Labor Market and Career Information Department, Texas Workforce Commission (model-based methodology) **Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor (Current Population Survey)

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Annual Growth Rate 6.0% 4.0% 2.0% 0.0% 2.0% 4.0% 6.0% Jan 93 Jan 94 Jan
Annual Growth Rate
6.0%
4.0%
2.0%
0.0%
2.0%
4.0%
6.0%
Jan 93
Jan 94
Jan 95
Jan 96
Jan 97
Jan 98
Jan 99
Jan 00
Jan 01
Jan 02
Jan 03
Jan 04
Jan 05
Jan 06
Jan 07
Jan 08
Jan 09
Jan 10
Jan 11
Jan 12
Jan 13

Feb '13*

Jan '13

Feb '12

Jan '13 to Feb '13

% Change

Change

Feb '12 to Feb '13

% Change

Change

TOTAL NONFARM

11,043,700

10,925,700

10,688,100

118,000

1.1%

355,600

3.3%

TOTAL PRIVATE

9,208,500

9,136,700

8,871,700

71,800

0.8%

336,800

3.8%

GOODS PRODUCING

1,747,700

1,721,500

1,677,800

26,200

1.5%

69,900

4.2%

Mining and Logging (NAICS 21, 1133)

279,300

277,400

260,400

1,900

0.7%

18,900

7.3%

Oil and Gas Extraction (NAICS 211)

101,400

100,900

93,600

500

0.5%

7,800

8.3%

Support Activities for Mining (NAICS 213)

168,900

166,700

155,500

2,200

1.3%

13,400

8.6%

Construction (NAICS 23)

605,900

585,300

564,400

20,600

3.5%

41,500

7.4%

Construction of Buildings (NAICS 236)

135,400

132,400

126,700

3,000

2.3%

8,700

6.9%

Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction (NAICS 237)

128,400

123,500

119,500

4,900

4.0%

8,900

7.5%

Specialty Trade Contractors (NAICS 238)

342,100

329,400

318,200

12,700

3.9%

23,900

7.5%

Manufacturing (NAICS 31 33)

862,500

858,800

853,000

3,700

0.4%

9,500

1.1%

Durable Goods

571,400

568,200

560,300

3,200

0.6%

11,100

2.0%

Wood Product Manufacturing (NAICS 321)

19,700

19,400

19,000

300

1.6%

700

3.7%

Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing (NAICS 327)

32,200

32,200

31,700

0

0.0%

500

1.6%

Primary Metal Manufacturing (NAICS 331)

22,300

22,400

21,700

100

0.5%

600

2.8%

Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (NAICS 332)

134,900

134,700

129,400

200

0.2%

5,500

4.3%

Machinery Manufacturing (NAICS 333)

105,600

104,700

101,500

900

0.9%

4,100

4.0%

Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing (NAICS 334)

95,500

94,700

97,900

800

0.8%

2,400

2.5%

Electric Equipment, Appliance, and Component Mfg (NAICS 335)

19,300

19,200

18,300

100

0.5%

1,000

5.5%

Transportation Equipment Manufacturing (NAICS 336)

91,900

91,200

90,900

700

0.8%

1,000

1.1%

Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (NAICS 337)

21,500

21,300

21,200

200

0.9%

300

1.4%

Miscellaneous Manufacturing (NAICS 339)

28,500

28,400

28,700

100

0.4%

200

0.7%

Nondurable Goods

291,100

290,600

292,700

500

0.2%

1,600

0.6%

Food Manufacturing (NAICS 311)

84,100

84,700

85,800

600

0.7%

1,700

2.0%

Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing (NAICS 312)

11,800

11,800

11,200

0

0.0%

600

5.4%

Paper Manufacturing (NAICS 322)

16,700

16,700

17,400

0

0.0%

700

4.0%

Printing and Related Support Manufacturing (NAICS 323)

25,500

25,500

26,400

0

0.0%

900

3.4%

Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing (NAICS 324)

24,900

24,800

24,600

100

0.4%

300

1.2%

Chemical Manufacturing (NAICS 325)

75,300

74,900

72,500

400

0.5%

2,800

3.9%

Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing (NAICS 326)

37,700

37,900

37,700

200

0.5%

0

0.0%

Statewide Over the Month Change (Not Seasonally Adjusted) January 2013 to February 2013 50,000 40,000
Statewide Over the Month Change (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
January 2013 to February 2013
50,000
40,000
30,000
20,000
10,000
0
10,000
Mining
Construction Manufacturing Wholesale
Retail
Professional
Transportation,
Information Financial
Education
Leisure
Other
Government
&
Trade
Trade
&
Warehousing,
&
&
Services
Activities
Logging
Business
&
Health
Hospitality
Services
Utilities
Services

*Estimates for the current month are preliminary. All estimates are subject to revision. The number of nonagricultural jobs in Texas is without reference to place of residence of workers. Estimates produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor are disseminated in cooperation with the TWC.

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Texas Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Not Seasonally Adjusted)

 

Jan '13 to Feb '13

Feb '12 to Feb '13

 

Feb '13*

Jan '13

Feb '12

Change

% Change

Change

% Change

SERVICE PROVIDING

 

9,296,000

9,204,200

9,010,300

91,800

1.0%

285,700

3.2%

Private Service Providin g

 

7,460,800

7,415,200

7,193,900

45,60 0

0.6%

266,900

3.7%

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (NAICS 42,44,45,48,49,22)

2,194,800

2,205,400

2,126,900

10,60 0

0.5%

67,90 0

3.2%

Wholesale Trade (NAICS 42)

 

549,300

551,00 0

530,20 0

1,70 0

0.3%

19,10 0

3.6%

Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (NAICS 423)

314,10 0

313,10 0

301,60 0

1,00 0

0.3%

12,50 0

4.1%

Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (NAICS 424)

164,10 0

165,40 0

160,70 0

1,30 0

0.8%

3,40 0

2.1%

Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (NAICS 425)

71,10 0

72,50 0

67,90 0

1,40 0

1.9%

3,20 0

4.7%

Retail Trade

(NAICS 44 45)

1,197,000

1,203,300

1,155,500

6,30 0

0.5%

41,50 0

3.6%

Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers (NAICS 441)

 

157,70 0

155,10 0

149,50 0

2,60 0

1.7%

8,20 0

5.5%

Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores (NAICS 442)

36,60 0

37,10 0

36,60 0

500

1.4%

0

0.0%

Electronics and Appliance Stores (NAICS 443)

 

41,80 0

43,30 0

42,00 0

1,50 0

3.5%

200

0.5%

Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies (NAICS 444)

92,10 0

88,90 0

89,70 0

3,20 0

3.6%

2,40 0

2.7%

Food and Beverage Stores (NAICS 445)

 

210,10 0

210,00 0

208,50 0

100

0.1%

1,600

0.8%

Health and Personal Care Stores (NAICS 446)

 

69,50 0

71,20 0

67,30 0

1,70 0

2.4%

2,20 0

3.3%

Gasoline Stations (NAICS 447)

 

79,40 0

77,60 0

71,10 0

1,80 0

2.3%

8,30 0

11.7%

Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores (NAICS 448)

123,500

128,10 0

116,90 0

4,60 0

3.6%

6,60 0

5.7%

Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores (NAICS 451)

37,50 0

39,10 0

37,70 0

1,60 0

4.1%

200

0.5%

General Merchandise Stores (NAICS 452)

 

262,40 0

269,00 0

258,70 0

6,60 0

2.5%

3,70 0

1.4%

Miscellaneous Store Retailers (NAICS 453)

 

66,00 0

63,40 0

57,70 0

2,60 0

4.1%

8,30 0

14.4%

Nonstore Retailers (NAICS 454)

 

20,40 0

20,50 0

19,80 0

100

0.5%

600

3.0%

Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities (NAICS 48 49,22)

448,500

451,10 0

441,20 0

2,60 0

0.6%

7,30 0

1.7%

Transportation and Warehousing (NAICS 48,49)

400,80 0

403,60 0

392,90 0

2,80 0

0.7%

7,90 0

2.0%

Air Transportation (NAICS 481)

 

59,00 0

59,70 0

61,00 0

700

1.2%

2,00 0

3.3%

Truck Transportation (NAICS 484)

 

126,20 0

125,00 0

122,30 0

1,20 0

1.0%

3,90 0

3.2%

Pipeline Transportation (NAICS 486)

 

16,30 0

16,30 0

16,10 0

0

0.0%

200

1.2%

Support Activities for Transportation (NAICS 488)

73,70 0

74,90 0

71,70 0

1,20 0

1.6%

2,00 0

2.8%

Couriers and Messengers (NAICS 492)

 

36,20 0

38,40 0

34,80 0

2,20 0

5.7%

1,40 0

4.0%

Warehousing and Storage (NAICS 493)

 

46,60 0

46,90 0

46,80 0

300

0.6%

200

0.4%

Utilities (NAICS 22)

 

47,70 0

47,50 0

48,30 0

200

0.4%

600

1.2%

Information (NAICS 51)

 

197,600

197,70 0

196,10 0

100

0.1%

1,50 0

0.8%

Publishing Industries (Except Internet) (NAICS 511)

39,40 0

39,40 0

40,20 0

0

0.0%

800

2.0%

Telecommunications (NAICS 517)

 

84,90 0

84,90 0

86,80 0

0

0.0%

1,90 0

2.2%

Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services (NAICS 518)

29,60 0

29,80 0

28,70 0

200

0.7%

900

3.1%

Financial Activities (NAICS 52,53)

 

661,000

661,20 0

650,00 0

200

0.0%

11,000

1.7%

Finance and Insurance (NAICS 52)

 

484,00 0

486,20 0

474,60 0

2,20 0

0.5%

9,40 0

2.0%

Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (NAICS 522)

252,30 0

254,30 0

247,90 0

2,00 0

0.8%

4,40 0

1.8%

Securities,

Commodities Contracts, and Other Financial (NAICS 523)

52,10 0

52,00 0

50,60 0

100

0.2%

1,500

3.0%

Insurance Carriers and Related Activities (NAICS 524)

169,10 0

168,60 0

166,30 0

500

0.3%

2,800

1.7%

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing (NAICS

53)

177,00 0

175,00 0

175,40 0

2,00 0

1.1%

1,60 0

0.9%

Real Estate (NAICS 531)

 

119,40 0

116,70 0

119,20 0

2,70 0

2.3%

200

0.2%

Rental and Leasing Services (NAICS 532)

 

56,10 0

55,90 0

54,00 0

200

0.4%

2,100

3.9%

Professional and Business Services (NAICS 54,55,56)

1,430,300

1,402,400

1,369,900

27,90 0

2.0%

60,40 0

4.4%

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (NAICS 54)

636,10 0

625,40 0

614,60 0

10,70 0

1.7%

21,50 0

3.5%

Management of Companies and Enterprises (NAICS 55)

87,20 0

87,90 0

86,60 0

700

0.8%

600

0.7%

Admin and Support and Waste Mgmt and Remediation (NAICS 56)

707,00 0

689,10 0

668,70 0

17,90 0

2.6%

38,30 0

5.7%

Administrative and Support Services (NAICS 561)

678,60 0

660,80 0

641,30 0

17,80 0

2.7%

37,30 0

5.8%

Education and Health Services (NAICS 61,62)

 

1,488,600

1,482,300

1,441,100

6,30 0

0.4%

47,50 0

3.3%

Educational Services (NAICS 61)

 

173,30 0

170,10 0

167,80 0

3,20 0

1.9%

5,50 0

3.3%

Health Care and Social Assistance (NAICS 62)

 

1,315,300

1,312,200

1,273,300

3,10 0

0.2%

42,00 0

3.3%

Ambulatory Health Care Services (NAICS 621)

639,00 0

639,20 0

613,70 0

200

0.0%

25,300

4.1%

Hospitals (NAICS 622)

 

304,60 0

303,10 0

298,70 0

1,50 0

0.5%

5,90 0

2.0%

Nursing and Residential Care Facilities (NAICS 623)

176,20 0

177,10 0

171,90 0

900

0.5%

4,30 0

2.5%

Social Assistance (NAICS 624)

 

195,50 0

192,80 0

189,00 0

2,70 0

1.4%

6,50 0

3.4%

Leisure and Hospitality (NAICS 71,72)

 

1,098,900

1,081,600

1,038,100

17,30 0

1.6%

60,80 0

5.9%

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (NAICS 71)

110,80 0

107,30 0

101,20 0

3,50 0

3.3%

9,60 0

9.5%

Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation (NAICS 713)

78,90 0

76,80 0

70,60 0

2,10 0

2.7%

8,30 0

11.8%