TEXAS REACHES RECORD EMPLOYMENT OF MORE THAN 13M JOBS IN DECEMBER 2021
28 Feb 2022
The Lone Star State ended 2021 with a second consecutive month of record-setting employment at more than 13 million jobs and an unemployment rate of 5%, the Texas Workforce Commission has reported.
“It’s important to note here that Texas has not only recovered from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on job growth but is now surpassing the employment levels of pre-pandemic Texas,” said Robert Allen, President and CEO of the Texas Economic Development Corporation in Austin.
In December, the seasonally adjusted Texas unemployment rate of 5.0% represented a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from November 2021. Texas added 50,000 nonagricultural jobs over the month, making gains in 19 of the past 20 months. Texas has reached another record employment level of 13,059,600 jobs in December. Since December 2020, the state has added 694,400 positions.