Texas Breaks All-Time Record For Total Jobs 16 Months In A Row

~ Governor Greg Abbott of Texas celebrated the state's growing workforce and strong economy following the release of the latest employment report from the Texas Workforce Commission. The report showed that Texas had broken its all-time record for total jobs in January for the 16th consecutive month, with 48,600 nonfarm jobs added in January. This brings the total number of jobs in Texas to 13,782,300.

"Texas truly is America's economic engine as we continue to break our all-time record for total jobs," said Governor Abbott. "The ongoing and strong job growth in Texas is a testament to the strength of our state's diverse economy and our skilled and growing workforce."

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From January 2022 to January 2023, Texas added 654,100 jobs, marking an annual growth rate of 5 percent which is higher than the national rate of 3.3 percent. Notable job gains in January included 8,300 jobs added in Leisure and Hospitality, 8,100 jobs added in Professional and Business Services, and 5,900 jobs added in both Construction and Manufacturing employment.

Governor Abbott expressed his pride at achieving this new milestone and congratulated employers and workers on their success. He also stated that during this legislative session they will continue building the future of Texas by cutting property taxes and investing in workforce development, infrastructure upgrades, and strategic economic development tools.

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