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Perry on May Jobs Numbers: “Texas Job Machine Firing On All Cylinders”

Texas sees largest year-to-year job growth in nearly two decades
Friday, June 20, 2014  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement today on the latest employment numbers released by the Texas Workforce Commission:

"By virtually every measure, the Texas job creation machine is firing on all cylinders. Texas has added nearly 400,000 jobs in the past 12 months, making this the largest year-to-year job increase in nearly 17 years. Texas continues to be the epicenter of job creation in America and today's numbers are further proof that if you want a job, or your company needs employees, Texas is the best place in America to find both."

• In May, Texas added more than 56,000 jobs;
• Texas' unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent; and
• All 11 major industries in Texas saw job growth.

To view the Texas Workforce Commission report, please visit here.

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