Texas Monthly Employment Statistics

  • 974,630 employed workers
  • 13,403,380 unemployed workers
  • 6.8% unemployment rate

Workforce Data

The total employment for Texas is 12,219,400, which is 106,800 greater than last month, an increase of 0.88%. The total employment a year ago was 12,852,400, which is -633,000 greater than today. Employment has decreased by 4.93% in the last year. Last months' total employment data was updated but changed less than 0.05%, a fairly insignificant amount. Last months total employment was revised to 12,113 from 12,113.

The Trade, Transport and Utilities sectors are the leading employers in Texas. There are 2,438,400 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 2,409,600 employees last month, an increase of 28,800 (1.20%). Last year the sector had 2,531,900 employees last year, a decrease of 93,500 (3.69%).

The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:

Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate decreased in July, 2019 from 8.0% to this months' 6.8%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 3.4%, 3.4% higher today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 14,378,010, which is 3.9% higher than last months 13,834,694 and is 3.9% higher than last years 14,032,289. The total number of unemployed in Texas is 13,403,380 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 12,721,089 and 13,560,428 unemployed a year ago.

The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in Texas:






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About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.