Texas Employment Statistics

  • 694,334 employers
  • 12,301,949 employees
  • $1,110 average weekly wage
  • The average weekly wage is 0.8% above the national average
  • The cost of living is 8.7% below the national average

For complete coverage and the latest employment statistics as compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, see: Texas Employment Statistics

State Business & Employment Since 2009

  • 126,841 more businesses
  • 2,152,255 more employees
  • 21.2% increase in total wages
  • $12,052 increase in annual wages per employee
  • 26.4% increase in wages per employee

For our analysis of key data changes for business and employment data since the end of the recession in 2009, see: Texas Employment Growth Since the Recession

Business & Employment by County

County with the Most Businesses: Harris County Texas, 114,580
County with the Most Employees: Harris County Texas, 1,997,358
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Carson County Texas, $1,600
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Starr County Texas, 10.4%

For a breakout of business and employment data by county for the state of Texas, see: Texas Employment Statistics by County


For a breakout of occupations across the state of Texas see:Texas Occupational Statistics

Monthly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 13,543,410 employed workers
  • 475,808 unemployed workers
  • 3.4% unemployment rate

Monthly employment, unemployment and wage data for the state of Texas, see: Texas Monthly Employment Data

Quarterly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 707,750 employers, up 2.4% from 690,884
  • 12,550,645 employees, up 2.2% from 12,284,928
  • $1,102 average weekly wage, up 3.8% from $1,062
  • The average weekly wage is 0.6% above the national average
  • The cost of living is 8.5% below the national average

Quarterly employment statistics for Texas, see: Texas Quarterly Employment Data

Data Sources

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.