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Texas Staffing Industry Adds 19,400 Workers

April 20 2012

Texas had 19,400 more workers in the employment services industry in March than it did a year ago, according to data available today from the Texas Workforce Commission. The number of workers totaled 257,500 in March compared to 238,100 in March 2011. The numbers are not seasonally adjusted.

The employment services industry had 1,900 more workers in March than in February, according to the data that was not adjusted for seasonality.

The employment services category includes temporary help services as well as employment placement agencies, executive search services and professional employer organizations.

Overall, Texas added 245,700 jobs in March compared to the same month a year ago for total employment of 10.7 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of jobs rose by 10,900 from February.

The Texas Workforce Commission reported Texas’ unemployment rate fell to 7.0 percent in March from 7.1 percent in February.

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