For the eighth consecutive month, Texas broke job growth records for 2022 by adding 82,500 total nonagricultural jobs in June, and total nonagricultural employment reached 13,431,100, according to data released today by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
“Texas leads the nation once again, creating more jobs and unmatched economic opportunities for Texans in a variety of critical industries,” Gov. Greg Abbott said. “By creating the nation’s gold standard for business-friendly policies, companies are flocking to the Lone Star State and bringing good-paying jobs for hardworking Texans. Texas’s reasonable regulatory environment, no corporate or personal income tax, and highly skilled, diverse workforce provide businesses, large and small, the freedom to grow and thrive. With the employment rate in Texas continuing to set new records, more opportunities await all Texans across this great state.”
Texas added a total of 778,700 positions since June 2021. The seasonally adjusted Texas unemployment rate was 4.1%, a decrease of 0.1 percentage points from May 2022. In terms of COVID recovery, employment has expanded by 464,900 jobs above the February 2020 level.
“This type of sustained economic success is only possible when employers and job seekers have maximum opportunities to reach their full potential, and TWC works hard to support those opportunities,” TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel said.
Education and Health Services gained 27,900 jobs over the month. Leisure and Hospitality added 12,700 positions, followed by Trade, Transportation, and Utilities, which grew by 11,400 jobs. The Information industry saw the highest percentage job growth of 3.6%, notching an additional of 8,100 jobs from May to June 2022. Of the 11 major industries, nine saw growth in June 2022.
This record-breaking job growth in new jobs in 2022 is proof that business leaders as well as employees believe Texas truly is the best state for business, said Robert Allen, president and CEO of the Texas Economic Development Corporation.
“Continued business expansion in Texas is evidence of Texas’s strong and innovative workforce pipeline,” he said. “Texas’s success is the product of a longstanding collaboration between business, government and institutions of higher education to prepare and train a robust workforce ready to take these news jobs.”
The Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) recorded June’s lowest unemployment rate among Texas MSAs with a not seasonally adjusted rate of 3.1%, followed by Amarillo at 3.2%, and College Station-Bryan and Midland both at 3.6%.
Employment estimates released by TWC are produced in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. All estimates are subject to revision. To access this and more employment data, visit TexasLMI.com.