Texas Again Breaks Three Jobs Records, Leads Nation In Job Creation

~ Texas is continuing to set records for total jobs, total Texans employed, and total Texas labor force according to April jobs data released by the Texas Workforce Commission and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Governor Greg Abbott celebrated the strength of the Texas economy, saying "The strongest economy in the nation is built by Texans."

Texas has added 33,300 nonfarm jobs over the month, reaching a new high for total jobs at 13,871,100. Additionally, 14,354,600 Texans are now employed or self-employed - another record high. The state's labor force has also grown to 14,960,300 - a new high in its history.

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Over the last 12 months Texas has added 534,600 jobs and grown at an annual rate of 4.0%, faster than the 2.6% rate for the nation as a whole. This impressive growth has led to Texas being named Best State for Business by CEOs for 19 years in a row - a record-breaking achievement.

Governor Abbott concluded his statement saying "With Texas employers growing jobs across every major industry over the year, and with our young and skilled workforce growing to nearly 15 million, we are building an even stronger Texas of tomorrow."

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