The Real Estate Center in College Station has just announced that the state of Texas has gained over 170,000 jobs from October of 2009 through October of 2010. If you look at the annual growth rate, that is a gain of 1.7%.
Now when you look at the job gain of our entire nation, over the same time period, nationally, the U.S. had a gain of 626,000. That is an annual growth rate of about 0.5%.
When looking at the nation’s private sector there was a gain of 0.9% in employment. The state of Texas surpassed this number with a 2.1% gain in annual employment.