TEXAS – The Texas economy is on a growing trend. According to a recent report released by the Texas Workforce Commission, February marked the 106th month of positive job growth for the state of Texas.
The report shows that over the month of February, 17,700 non-farm jobs were added to the state.
Private sector employers added 256,000 jobs over the year. Private annual employment growth was at 2.5% in February and has held above 2.0% since October 2017.
Leisure and Hospitality added 5,500 jobs over the month, the most among major industries in Texas. This major industry has seen 103 consecutive months of over-the-year growth since August 2010.
For other hand, El Paso’s job growth has also increased. Right now the current unemployment rate in El Paso is 4.3%, when this time last year it was at 4.5.
“This is a great place to build a dream, envision that dream, build a job, create wealth and grow a company to be able to feed the El Paso economy,” said Cindy Ramos-Davidson, the CEO of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce.