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Lone Star State Tops in Job Creation

While the economy in Texas continues to look good, how about some specifics? According to the Real Estate Center’s Monthly Review of the Texas Economy, the Lone Star State is leading the country in job creation.

The state’s adjusted unemployment rate in June was 4.6 percent – down from 4.7 percent a year ago. Texas gained 319,300 non-agricultural jobs from June 2016 to June 2017.

With the exception of the information industry, all other industries had more jobs, including mining and logging, transportation, utilities, warehousing, education and health services, financial activities and manufacturing.

Dallas-Plano-Irving ranked first in job creation, followed by El Paso, Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Corpus Christi, McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Fort Worth-Arlington, and Austin-Round Rock, respectively.

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