Lone Star State employment continues to shineLone Star State employment continues to shinehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=41842014-05-19T13:24:00Z2014-05-18T00:00:00Z

TEXAS - The Texas Workforce Commission has updated employment data for the Lone Star State. Here's the latest.

From April 2013 to April 2014, the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro led the state in job growth, creating 115,900 jobs. Houston ranked second, with 85,800 jobs created, and Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos ranked third, with 29,900 jobs created.

Texas' unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in April 2014, down from 5.3 percent in March and from 6.0 percent in April 2013.

Here are the top performing metro areas from April 2013 to April 2014.

Change in Payroll Employment,
April 2013–April 2014
Metro Area Jobs Added Change
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington 115,900 3.8%
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown 85,800 3.1%
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos 29,900 3.5%
San Antonio-New Braunfels 20,200 2.2%
Corpus Christi 5,100 2.7%
College Station-Bryan 5,000 5.0%

Source: Texas Workforce Commission

Read more at the Texas Workforce Commission. For more stats, see Employment under any MSA's Market Data Sources.

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