Private job growth robust in Texas

From the Houston Business Journal

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 2:36pm CDT

Texas added 251,900 jobs in the private sector for the year ending in June, said the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.

Texas’ 3 percent growth rate beats the nation’s rate of 1.7 percent.

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metro area posted an annual employment growth rate of 2 percent for the period and ranked ninth among Texas metro areas.

Texas’ mining and logging sector ranked first in job creation, posting an annual employment growth rate of 16.8 percent and the construction industry was second with 30,900 new jobs with a 5.4 percent growth rate.

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