Here is a clipping from College Station regarding Texas jobs that we thought you might find interesting.
STATE GOVERNMENT JOB CUTS CONTINUE
COLLEGE STATION (Real Estate Center) – All Texas industries had more jobs in April 2012 than in April 2011, according to the Real Estate Center's latest Monthly Review of the Texas Economy, but the state’s government sector continues to lose jobs.
The decrease for the 12-month period was 2.9 percent, which translated to 54,500 government jobs.
The state’s mining and logging industry ranked first in job creation, adding 32,500 jobs, followed by the leisure and hospitality industry (43,800) and the other services industry (13,900).
Texas’ economy gained 212,500 nonagricultural jobs during the period, an annual growth rate of 2 percent compared with 1.3 percent for the United States. The state’s nongovernment sector added 267,000 jobs, an annual growth rate of 3.1 percent compared with 1.8 percent for the nation’s private sector.
Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in April 2012 from 8 percent in April 2011. The nation’s rate decreased from 9 to 8.1 percent.
All Texas metro areas except Wichita Falls, Abilene, College Station-Bryan, Victoria and Longview had more jobs in April 2012 than in April 2011. Odessa ranked first in job creation followed by Laredo, Corpus Christi, Tyler and Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown.