Texas sets record high for employment again

'The Lone Star State has long led the nation in job creation'

AUSTIN, Texas – On Friday, Jan. 21, Governor Greg Abbott announced the state of Texas reached another all-time record for job creation. The state reached 13,059,600 total jobs, surpassing all previous employment highs. Texas employers added 50,000 jobs over the month of December, marking jobs gains in 19 of the last 20 months. During this time, the state unemployment rate fell to five percent.

“The Lone Star State has long led the nation in job creation as we attract more business investments and greater opportunity for working Texans each and every day,” said Governor Abbott. “Thanks to employers large and small, the future of Texas shines bright with the best workforce in America, and I look forward to continued partnerships with businesses and local leaders to keep our state the best place to live, work, build a business, and raise a family.”

Read the Texas Workforce Commission Press Release.