Texas Leads For Jobs Added Over Last Year, Growing Faster Than U.S.

AUSTIN ~ Texas has seen a surge in job growth over the past year, with 654,100 jobs added from January 2022 to January 2023. This 5.0 percent growth rate is higher than the national rate of 3.3 percent. Governor Greg Abbott celebrated this news and thanked Texas employers for their investments in the workforce.

"Texas leads the nation once again, creating more jobs last year than any other state and growing faster than the nation as a whole," said Governor Abbott. "I am proud that more Texans are working than ever before, and I thank Texas employers for their ongoing investments in the best workforce in America."

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment release follows Governor Abbott's announcement on Friday that Texas had surpassed its all-time record for total jobs in January for the 16th consecutive month with a new high of 13,782,300 total jobs.

Governor Abbott also noted that he plans to continue expanding opportunity by cutting property taxes and investing in workforce development, infrastructure upgrades, and strategic economic development tools to ensure Texas remains an attractive place to live and work.

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