Governor Greg Abbott today celebrated the state’s growing workforce and strong economy following the release of the latest employment issue from… Texas Workforce Commission Texas again broke the all-time record for total jobs in January for the 16th consecutive month. With Texas employers adding 48,600 nonfarm jobs in January, the total number of jobs in Texas reached a new historic high of 13,782,300.
“Texas is truly America’s economic engine,” said Governor Abbott, as we continue to break our own record for total jobs, now for 16 straight months. Texas’ continued and strong job growth, despite a mixed economic outlook nationally, is evidence of the strength of the diversified economy. In our state and our growing, skilled workforce. I am proud that we have again reached a new historic high for total jobs, and I congratulate Texas employers and our talented workforce on achieving this new, record-setting milestone. In this legislative session, we will continue to build Texas tomorrow by lowering property taxes and investing in workforce development, infrastructure upgrades, and strategic economic development tools. Working together, we will ensure that Texas remains a constant force in the country and in this world.”
From January 2024 to January 2023, Texas added 654,100 jobs, recording an annual growth rate of 5 percent, outperforming the national average of 3.3 percent. Notable January job gains in Texas included the addition of 8,300 jobs in entertainment and hospitality, the addition of 8,100 jobs in professional and business services, and the addition of 5,900 jobs in both construction and manufacturing.