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Texas economy gains jobs, even in government

Texas economy gains jobs, even in government

POSTED: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 1:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 1:14pm

The Texas economy continued its upward climb in February, gaining 27,900 jobs while the unemployment rate dropped slightly, from 7.3 percent to 7.1 percent.

“Texas’ job growth over the past year points to a steady and sustained expansion of our state’s economy,” Tom Pauken, chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission, said in a prepared statement. He also highlighted Texas' positive job growth over the last 22 months.

Click here for the full report by The Texas Tribune

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