Texas Sets New Monthly Records In Total Jobs, Greatest Number Of Residents Working

BEAUMONT, TEXAS - OCTOBER 17: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference on October 17, 2022 in Beaumont, Texas. Abbott met with state and local law enforcement to discuss measures in addressing the growing problem of fentanyl in the state. In September, the governor directed the state police through executive order to boost efforts at combating Mexican drug cartels, which he blames for transporting millions of doses of the opioid into Texas. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

In March, Texas again surpassed all previous records for having the greatest number of total jobs, the greatest number of residents working and the largest labor force in state history.

“The most dynamic economy in the nation is built by Texans,” GOP Gov. Greg Abbott said. “This continued momentum is a testament to the strength of our young, skilled, diverse, and growing workforce, our welcoming business climate, and the strategic investments we continue to make in education, workforce development, and critical infrastructure.”

Texas’ seasonally adjusted total non-farm job count increased in March again by more than 19,100 jobs, propelling Texas to reach a new record high for total jobs of 14.1 million.