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Texas Added the Most Jobs Last Month Since 2010, State Data Show

Friday, 16 May 2014 03:55 PM

Texas, the second most-populous U.S. state, said it added 64,100 jobs in April, the most in about four years.

Eight of the state’s 11 major industries reported growth, the Texas Workforce Commission said in a statement today. Employment in professional and businesses services grew by 20,100, the largest monthly increase ever recorded, and employment in the trade, transportation and utilities rose by 16,300, the most in more than two decades.

The increase is a boon for Governor Rick Perry, a Republican who is considering running for president and has sought to lure jobs from other states.

More jobs will “equal more opportunity” for residents, Perry said in a statement.

About half the jobs were created in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area, according to the state.

Texas added the most jobs since May 2010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The state’s unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent from 5.5 percent in March. It was 6.4 percent a year earlier.

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