AUSTIN, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The workplace of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott launched an announcement on Tuesday praising Texas residents and employers for serving to the state grow to be “the nationwide chief in job creation,” citing the December knowledge launched from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In accordance with a information launch from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Texas added 650,100 nonfarm jobs in 2022, rising jobs at a price of 5%, the most important reported price in the USA. Texas reported a complete of 13,705,500 jobs on the finish of 2022.
“It’s no shock that Texas leads the nation for job creation, including extra jobs in 2022 and rising at a sooner price than every other state,” Abbott stated within the launch. “Free of the burden of over-taxation and the stranglehold of over-regulation, companies proceed to spend money on Texas and in the very best workforce in America. Because of this, extra Texans are working than ever earlier than, placing much more Texas households on the trail to prosperity. Texas works when Texans work, and on this legislative session, we’ll proceed increasing alternative and guaranteeing Texas stays the very best state to reside, work, construct a enterprise, and lift a household.”
This announcement comes after the Texas Workforce Fee launched unemployment knowledge for the state earlier this month. In accordance with earlier studies by MyHIghPlains.com, Texas reported a state unemployment price of three.6% in December and noticed a rise of 29,500 nonfarm jobs in December.
Amarillo, together with Midland, tied for the bottom unemployment price in Texas at 2.6% for December 2022, a lower from Amarillo’s 2.8% price from November 2022.