From: "Meghan Ashford-Grooms" <mashford-grooms@statesman.com>
Date: Sat, 28 May 2011 15:15:03 -0500
To: Meghan Ashford-Grooms <mashford-grooms@statesman.com>

Date: Mon, 9 May 2011 10:24:07 -0500
From: Givens, Lisa J
To: Meghan Ashford-Grooms <mashford-grooms@statesman.com>


Hi Meghan,
Attached is a spreadsheet shows the change in jobs over the past five
years for each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. The data
is from the Current Employment Statistics (CES)* produced by the Bureau
of Labor Statistics (BLS) for the time period of March 2006 to March
2011. The first tab lists all states alphabetically, the second tab
sorts them by the five-year change and the third provides the top ten
states. As you can see, only ten states experienced job gains during
this timeframe, with Texas far in the lead.

Here are a few facts about job growth in Texas;

- Texas added 539,500 jobs over the past five years, the largest gain
for any state in the nation. (Of that, 375,500 added over this time
period were non-governmental jobs)

 - Among states that added jobs over the past five years, Texas
accounted for 77.1 percent of the job growth.

- Texas is the only state with positive job growth among the top 10
largest job states that has added jobs over the past five years.

(*Each month the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program surveys
about 140,000 businesses and government agencies, representing
approximately 440,000 individual worksites, in order to provide detailed
industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm
payrolls.)

Please let me know if you need anything else.

Regards,
Lisa
Lisa Givens 
Director of Communications
Texas Workforce Commission