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Employment and Occupational Information in Texas



Snapshot of Employment in Texas in 2010
10,089,870
Total Employment
8.00 %
Unemployment Rate
$42,220
Average Annual Salary
  • #2 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment.

  • #13 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among men.

  • #13 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #13 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #14 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment growth from the previous year.

  • #16 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate.

  • #16 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages growth from the previous year.

  • #20 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #23 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages.

  • #24 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #26 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among women.

  • #30 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #30 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

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Total Employment for Texas in 2010
Figure 1. Total Employment
Total Employment by Gender for Texas in 2010
Figure 2. Employment by Gender
Employment Percent Change for Texas in 2010 Figure 3. Employment Percent Change
Unemployment Rate for Texas in 2010 Figure 4. Unemployment Rate
Percent of Civilian Population (16 and above) in Employment in Texas in 2010 Figure 5. Percentage of Civilian Population in Employment


Texas
United States
Total Employment
10,089,870
127,097,160
Total Employment Amount Change from 2009 to 2010
-199,370
-3,550,450
Total Employment Percent Change from 2009 to 2010
-0.02 %
-0.03 %
Percent of Women Employed
52.90 %
53.60 %
Percent of Men Employed
68.50 %
58.50 %
Unemployment Rate
8.00 %
9.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Women
7.90 %
8.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Men
8.20 %
10.50 %
Table 1. Employment Information for Texas


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Salary Information for Texas
Annual Salary Distribution for Texas in 2010 Figure 6. Annual Salary Distribution
Hourly Wage Distribution for Texas in 2010 Figure 7. Hourly Wage Distribution
Average Annual Salary for Texas in 2010 Figure 8. Average Annual Salary
Average Hourly Wage for Texas in 2010 Figure 9. Average Hourly Wage
Wage Increase Percent for Texas in 2010 Figure 10. Average Annual Wage Percent Change


Texas
United States
Average Annual Salary
$42,220
$44,410
Average Hourly Wage
$20.3
$21.35
Average Annual Salary Change from 2009 to 2010
0.03 %
0.02 %
Table 2. Salary Information for Texas


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VIEW ALL TEXAS OCCUPATIONS HERE
HIGHEST PAYING OCCUPATIONS
1. Management Occupations: $102,840
2. Legal Occupations: $89,370
3. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: $79,590
4. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: $77,400
5. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: $67,420
Table 3. Highest Paying Texas Occupations

FASTEST GROWING SALARIES
1. Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations: 0.04 %
2. Healthcare Support Occupations: 0.04 %
3. Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 0.04 %
4. Protective Service Occupations: 0.04 %
5. Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 0.03 %
Table 4. Texas Occupations with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR OCCUPATIONS
1. Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 17.26 %
2. Sales and Related Occupations: 10.97 %
3. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 8.53 %
4. Education, Training, and Library Occupations: 7.18 %
5. Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 6.70 %
Table 5. Popular Texas Occupations
(Percentage of Total Employment for the State)
FASTEST GROWING EMPLOYMENT
1. Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations: 0.07 %
2. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 0.05 %
3. Personal Care and Service Occupations: 0.05 %
4. Community and Social Service Occupations: 0.04 %
5. Protective Service Occupations: 0.03 %
Table 6. Texas Occupations with the Fastest Growing Employment


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Texas Metro Areas Information


VIEW ALL METRO AREAS IN TEXAS
HIGHEST PAYING METRO AREAS
1. Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX: $46,860
2. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX: $46,290
3. Austin-Round Rock, TX: $46,130
4. Midland, TX: $43,180
5. Fort Worth-Arlington, TX: $42,350
Table 7. Metro Areas with the Highest Salaries

METRO AREAS WITH FASTEST GROWING WAGES
1. Midland, TX: 0.06 %
2. Laredo, TX: 0.05 %
3. Sherman-Denison, TX: 0.05 %
4. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX: 0.05 %
5. San Antonio, TX: 0.04 %
Table 8. Metro Areas with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR METRO AREAS
1. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX: 2,497,880
2. Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX: 2,001,860
3. San Antonio, TX: 832,320
4. Fort Worth-Arlington, TX: 830,710
5. Austin-Round Rock, TX: 759,910
Table 9. Metro Areas with Highest Employment
FASTEST GROWING METRO AREAS
1. Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX: 0.02 %
2. College Station-Bryan, TX: 0.01 %
3. Brownsville-Harlingen, TX: 0.01 %
4. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX: 0.00 %
5. El Paso, TX: -0.01 %
Table 10. Metro Areas with the Fastest Growing Employment


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Texas Business Statistics Information
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX : 108,797
2. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX : 96,425
3. Austin-Round Rock, TX : 32,655
4. San Antonio, TX : 31,760
5. El Paso, TX : 10,668
Table 11. Metro Areas with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF ESTABLISHMENTS
1. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX : 1.3
2. San Antonio, TX : 1.28
3. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX : 1.26
4. El Paso, TX : 1.24
5. Austin-Round Rock, TX : 1.23
Table 12. Metro Areas with the Highest Number of Establishments Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX : 24.44
2. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX : 23.5
3. San Antonio, TX : 23.17
4. Waco, TX : 22.36
5. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX : 21.35
Table 13. Metro Areas with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX : $1,232,090
2. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX : $1,153,289
3. Austin-Round Rock, TX : $896,469
4. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX : $884,552
5. San Antonio, TX : $839,110
Table 14. Metro Areas with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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LARGEST EMPLOYMENT
1. Health care and social assistance: 12.87%
2. Retail trade: 12.68%
3. Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services: 10.24%
4. Accommodation and food services: 9.85%
5. Manufacturing: 9.2%
Table 15. Local Industries with the Largest Employment (2008)
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Professional, scientific, and technical services: 53,853
2. Health care and social assistance: 45,972
3. Retail trade: 45,395
4. Other services (except public administration): 43,088
5. Construction: 41,154
Table 16. Local Industries with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Management of companies and enterprises: 102.29
2. Information: 56.62
3. Utilities: 50.57
4. Manufacturing: 45.45
5. Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services: 43.75
Table 17. Local Industries with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Management of companies and enterprises: $11,224,656
2. Utilities: $4,478,940
3. Information: $3,683,733
4. Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction: $2,470,897
5. Manufacturing: $2,318,249
Table 18. Local Industries with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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Further Information on Employment and Occupations in Texas


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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor and U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce




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