Texas employment could grow 3.6 percent in 2018Texas employment could grow 3.6 percent in 2018https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=201722018-05-22T05:00:00Z2018-05-22T15:00:00Z

​​​​​​DALLAS – Jobs will grow 3.6 percent this year, predicts the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Texas Employment Forecast. ​​

The forecast shows​​​​ 444,100 jobs will be added in the state this year, pushing employment to 12.8 million in December 2018. 

​​​According to Dallas Fed Assistant Vice President and Senior Economist Keith Phillips, Texas job growth picked up in April. The state has added 151,200 jobs year to date, the most over a four-month period in almost four years. 

"Combined with continued growth​ in the leading index, this makes it very likely that job growth will be strong in the second half of 2018," said Phillips. 

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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