Texas Leads The Nation In New Hires For January

Texas is once again leading the nation in job creation, according to the latest state employment report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The BLS is reporting that nonfarm payroll employment rose in 37 states in January from December. Texas saw the largest over-the-month increase, adding more than 67,000 new jobs. New York came in second, while Ohio ranked third.

Thirteen states plus the District of Columbia lost jobs over the course of the month, with Florida seeing the biggest losses.

Over the year, nonfarm employment increased in 44 states and the District of Columbia, falling in six states. North Dakota saw the largest percentage gain at 5.7% from January 2011. Texas tied with Utah for the second place.


Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

Business Reporter

Andrew Schneider joined News 88.7 in January 2011. Since arriving in Houston, he has reported on the many changes wrought on the region’s economy by the revolution in domestic oil and gas production. His non-energy reporting runs the gamut from white-collar crime to cattle ranching. His work has aired on...

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