Texas regains No. 1 spot for job creation in 2014Texas regains No. 1 spot for job creation in 2014https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=18572015-01-28T15:15:00Z2015-01-28T07:30:00Z

TEXAS - The Lone Star State generated 457,900 jobs in 2014 — the most ever created in Texas. The growth put Texas back in the No. 1 spot after trailing California in 2012 and 2013, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Overall, employment increased in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., in 2014 for the first time since 2004.

“Texas’ growth rate of 4 percent was double the national average” in 2014, said Cheryl Abbot, a Dallas regional economist for the BLS. “We’re seeing a very healthy growth rate virtually across every industry sector.”

Whether Texas can maintain its employment lead for 2015 is uncertain. Most economists expect the state to see much slower job growth this year as the plunge in oil prices takes a toll.

Texas’ oil and gas industry accounts for only about 3 percent of total employment, but it’s still a larger share than in many other states, Abbot said.

Find more employment stats at the Texas Workforce Commission.

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