Texas Grows Jobs Faster Than Nation, Hits New Historic Highs

~ Governor Greg Abbott celebrated Texas as America's jobs leader following the release of August employment data, which showed that Texas added jobs at a faster rate than the nation over the last 12 months. The data also revealed that Texas broke all previous records for total jobs, the number of Texans working, and the size of the Texas labor force.

"Texas continues to grow jobs at a faster rate than the nation thanks to our welcoming business climate, our hardworking entrepreneurs, and the strength of our young, skilled, diverse, and growing workforce," said Governor Abbott. "In Texas, we want businesses to succeed. When businesses succeed, Texans succeed."

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The August employment data released by the Texas Workforce Commission showed that Texas has reached new historic highs for total jobs (13,979,100), Texans working (14,489,000), and largest labor force ever in the state's history (15,111,900). Additionally, 402,000 jobs were added from August 2022 to August 2023 with an annual growth rate of 3%, well above the growth rate for the nation as a whole of 2%.

Under Governor Abbott's leadership more than 2.1 million jobs have been added in Texas. He believes that significant investments in education, innovation, infrastructure and workforce development will build an even stronger Texas of tomorrow.

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