Total Labor Force (2018)

13,921,637

Total Population

28,701,845

Population Rank Among States

2nd

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$12,122

Rank Among States

38th

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

3.9%

Rank Among States

26th (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Central Texas Workforce Development Board

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Coastal Bend Workforce Development Board

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Concho Valley Workforce Development Board

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Deep Texas Workforce Development Area

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East Texas Workforce Development Board

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Golden Crescent Workforce Development Board

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Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board

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Heart of Texas Workforce Development Board, Inc.

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Lower Rio Grande Valley Workforce Development Board

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North Central Texas Workforce Development Board

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Northeast Texas Workforce Development Board

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Panhandle Workforce Development Board

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Permian Basin Workforce Development Board

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Rural Capital Area Workforce Development Board, Inc.

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South Plains Workforce Development Board

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Texoma Workforce Development Board

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Workforce Solutions Borderplex Development Board

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Workforce Solutions Cameron

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Workforce Solutions for South Texas

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Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County Board

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Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas

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Workforce Solutions Middle Rio Grand Workforce Board

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Workforce Solutions North Texas Board

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Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

Texas National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
2.2%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
3.5%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
3.9%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
36.7%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
64.0%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (12.1% Texas | 12.0% National)
12.1%
12%
High school (24.0% Texas | 27.1% National)
24%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (27.2 % Texas | 28.9% National)
27.2%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (36.7% Texas | 32.0% National)
36.7%
32%

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