Employment Indicators in Selected States

Employment Indicators in Selected States - October 2014
Seasonally adjusted unless otherwise indicated (numbers in thousands)
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Texas
 
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Labor force data

 

Civilian labor force

1,325.7 1,300.0 1,307.4 2,097.6 2,146.6 2,165.3 924.1 919.6 922.3 1,821.9 1,781.5 1,790.2 12,853.1 13,005.4 13,039.2

Employed

1,225.1 1,219.0 1,228.4 1,976.0 2,016.9 2,030.7 861.2 858.9 862.6 1,720.5 1,697.9 1,709.0 12,057.4 12,326.1 12,370.0

Unemployed

100.6 81.0 79.0 121.6 129.7 134.6 62.9 60.7 59.7 101.5 83.6 81.2 795.7 679.4 669.2

Unemployment rate

7.6 6.2 6.0 5.8 6.0 6.2 6.8 6.6 6.5 5.6 4.7 4.5 6.2 5.2 5.1
 

Nonfarm wage and salary employment

 

Total

1,181.1 1,194.5 1,195.3 1,964.4 1,987.7 1,988.9 810.8 817.1 821.3 1,637.1 1,670.1 1,673.7 11,286.5 11,673.2 11,708.4

Mining and Logging

9.5 9.8 9.9 53.7 54.0 53.3 26.3 27.7 28.0 59.8 60.7 62.3 294.1 323.2 327.3

Construction

45.6 48.8 48.8 136.2 141.5 140.3 42.4 42.4 43.0 75.8 77.0 78.3 619.6 648.9 658.1

Manufacturing (1)

152.1 155.0 155.9 144.4 146.2 147.7 29.1 26.5 26.9 136.4 142.8 142.2 872.4 885.8 887.3

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

244.1 243.7 243.0 387.6 391.9 395.7 137.0 138.4 138.0 296.9 300.8 301.9 2,262.9 2,348.1 2,365.6

Information (1)

14.1 13.4 13.6 24.4 23.0 23.5 12.3 13.1 13.0 21.6 20.9 20.9 202.3 209.4 207.8

Financial Activities

49.8 49.8 49.9 95.8 95.8 95.8 34.0 35.9 36.0 80.9 84.2 83.9 684.0 710.2 714.0

Professional & Business Services

128.5 131.1 131.1 208.7 216.5 215.3 97.5 96.1 97.4 180.9 180.9 181.7 1,470.8 1,539.4 1,532.0

Education and Health Services

173.0 176.0 176.6 290.7 295.9 297.1 123.3 127.9 128.4 226.4 234.0 235.3 1,498.9 1,547.2 1,554.0

Leisure and Hospitality

106.0 108.8 109.1 217.3 224.3 221.7 88.0 87.2 87.8 153.5 161.4 159.3 1,161.1 1,197.5 1,202.3

Other Services

43.3 43.6 42.8 66.3 65.3 65.7 27.9 29.3 29.8 58.1 59.0 60.3 401.1 406.3 406.5

Government

215.1 214.5 214.6 339.3 333.3 332.8 193.0 192.6 193.0 346.8 348.4 347.6 1,819.3 1,857.2 1,853.5

(1) Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico information industry employment data are not seasonally adjusted. Oklahoma manufacturing data are not seasonally adjusted.
(P) Preliminary


Source: BLS Southwest Information Office, Dallas; CES and LAUS Surveys.

Last Modified Date: November 21, 2014