Everything, Including Job Growth, Bigger In Texas

In yet another big win for the Lone Star State, the U.S. Department of Labor’s statistic’s show that Texas has yet again found itself at the top of the job-growth heap with March marking the 36th consecutive month of employment growth that sets a brand new record for total number of Texans employed.

The Texas labor market had the highest ever tally of jobs and the most robust civilian labor force in the state’s history.

There are compelling reasons why industry is thriving in Texas while struggling in states like California, New York, and Illinois.

Texas now has an impressive new record of 14,115,700 jobs, with March’s seasonally adjusted total of nonfarm jobs increasing by over 19,100. The state’s had job growth in 45 of the last 47 months, even amid President Joe Biden’s disastrous economy and suffering the economic consequences of an ongoing and historic border crisis in which Texas is placed unfortunately on the front lines.

According to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), total nonfarm employment expanded by 270,700 positions from March 2023 to March 2024. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott expressed his satisfaction with the state’s performance under his conservative leadership.

Abbott stated, “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.”

The job growth in Texas reflects the robustness of the state’s economy under conservative Republican leadership. Real gross domestic product expanded at a strong annual rate of 5% in the fourth quarter of 2023, significantly outpacing U.S. GDP increases for the sixth consecutive quarter.

TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Alberto Trevino III praised the success of his state, saying, “Continued job growth has strengthened Texas’ reputation as the best state to work and do business.” Joe Esparza, the agency’s Commissioner Representing Employers, echoed this sentiment, stating, “Texas continues to attract employers on a global scale because of our unique business climate, skilled workforce and strong community partnerships.”