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Table A5
Labor Force and Unemployment for Texas Metropolitan Statistical Areas: April 2001 (in thousands)
 
Industry April
2001
March
2001
April
2000
April '00-
April'01
Chg(%)
April
2001
March April
2001
April '00-
April'01
Chg(%)
April
2001
March
2001
April
2001
April '00-
April'01
Chg(%)
    Abilene Amarillo Austin-San Marcos
Civilian Labor Force Labor Force   57.2 57.0 57.8 -1.0 112.9 112.7 112.2 0.6 759.3 757.5 725.5 4.7
Total Employed   55.2 54.9 55.9 -1.4 109.8 109.3 108.4 1.3 739.0 738.2 712.3 3.8
Number Unemployed   2.1 2.1 1.9 9.7 3.0 3.4 3.7 -19.1 20.3 19.3 13.2 53.6
Unemployment Rate (%)   3.6 3.7 3.3 0.3 2.7 3.0 3.3 -0.6 2.7 2.5 1.8 0.9
Nonfarm Employment   54.9 54.7 56.0 -2.0 100.5 99.8 99.0 1.5 688.1 686.4 663.9 3.6
  Mining 0.9 0.9 0.8 12.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.0 1.6 1.6 1.4 14.3
  Construction 2.3 2.3 2.2 4.5 5.4 5.2 5.5 -1.8 40.1 39.7 38.7 3.6
  Manufacturing 3.2 3.2 3.6 -11.1 9.0 9.0 8.9 1.1 84.4 86.5 83.0 1.7
    Durable Goods 1.6 1.6 1.9 -15.8 3.5 3.5 3.4 2.9 70.1 72.1 69.3 1.2
    Nondurable Goods 1.6 1.6 1.7 -5.9 5.5 5.5 5.5 0.0 14.3 14.4 13.7 4.4
  TCPU (see Notes) 2.4 2.4 2.6 -7.7 5.3 5.2 5.2 1.9 22.2 22.4 21.4 3.7
  Trade 14.2 14.1 14.5 -2.1 27.6 27.4 27.3 1.1 155.8 154.6 149.7 4.1
    Wholesale Trade 2.7 2.7 2.8 -3.6 6.2 6.2 6.2 0.0 39.9 39.2 37.3 7.0
    Retail Trade 11.5 11.4 11.7 -1.7 21.4 21.2 21.1 1.4 115.9 115.4 112.4 3.1
  FIRE (see Notes) 2.5 2.5 2.5 0.0 5.8 5.8 5.6 3.6 33.1 33.0 33.0 0.3
  Services 19.5 19.5 19.7 -1.0 29.1 28.7 28.5 2.1 209.5 207.9 198.0 5.8
  Government 9.9 9.8 10.1 -2.0 17.7 17.9 17.4 1.7 141.4 140.7 138.7 1.9
 
    Beaumont-Port Arthur Brazoria Brownsville-
Harlingen-San Benito
Civilian Labor Force Labor Force   179.1 178.8 179.2 0.0 106.3 106.0 105.5 0.7 132.2 131.9 128.6 2.8
Total Employed   166.1 166.4 165.8 0.2 100.9 100.6 99.2 1.6 122.3 121.6 117.6 4.0
Number Unemployed   13.0 12.4 13.4 -2.4 5.4 5.4 6.3 -13.8 9.9 10.3 11.0 -9.7
Unemployment Rate (%)   7.3 6.9 7.5 -0.2 5.1 5.1 5.9 -0.8 7.5 7.8 8.5 -1.0
Nonfarm Employment   161.7 162.0 161.5 0.1 78.6 78.3 77.6 1.3 112.5 112.1 108.2 4.0
  Mining 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.0 1.3 1.3 1.3 0.0 na na na na
  Construction 18.4 18.8 18.1 1.7 11.0 10.9 11.4 -3.5 4.6 4.5 4.0 15.0
  Manufacturing 23.2 23.3 23.0 0.9 14.0 14.0 13.8 1.4 12.5 12.4 12.4 0.8
    Durable Goods 8.2 8.3 8.3 -1.2 4.0 4.0 3.8 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.2 3.8
    Nondurable Goods 15.0 15.0 14.7 2.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 0.0 7.1 7.0 7.2 -1.4
  TCPU (see Notes) 8.0 7.9 7.9 1.3 2.9 2.9 3.0 -3.3 5.8 5.7 5.4 7.4
  Trade 36.3 36.5 36.7 -1.1 16.0 16.0 15.9 0.6 27.5 27.3 26.1 5.4
    Wholesale Trade 5.3 5.3 5.2 1.9 2.7 2.7 2.6 3.8 4.0 4.0 4.0 0.0
    Retail Trade 31.0 31.2 31.5 -1.6 13.3 13.3 13.3 0.0 23.5 23.3 22.1 6.3
  FIRE (see Notes) 5.3 5.3 5.3 0.0 1.9 1.9 2.0 -5.0 3.9 3.8 3.9 0.0
  Services 41.6 41.3 41.8 -0.5 16.0 15.8 15.3 4.6 33.0 33.1 31.2 5.8
  Government 28.0 28.0 27.8 0.7 15.5 15.5 14.9 4.0 25.2 25.3 25.2 0.0
 
    Bryan-College Station Corpus Christi Dallas
Civilian Labor Force Labor Force   79.0 78.6 77.3 2.2 173.5 171.9 172.6 0.5 2,024.3 2,015.0 1,936.1 4.6
Total Employed   77.8 77.5 76.2 2.2 164.2 163.3 162.3 1.2 1,955.0 1,949.2 1,881.3 3.9
Number Unemployed   1.1 1.1 1.1 6.7 9.3 8.6 10.3 -9.9 69.3 65.8 54.9 26.4
Unemployment Rate (%)   1.4 1.4 1.4 0.0 5.4 5.0 6.0 -0.6 3.4 3.3 2.8 0.6
Nonfarm Employment   79.0 78.7 77.8 1.5 160.3 159.5 159.3 0.6 2,040.4 2,031.3 1,967.1 3.7
  Mining 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.0 2.0 2.0 1.9 5.3 8.6 8.7 9.2 -6.5
  Construction 3.6 3.4 3.4 5.9 12.6 12.4 13.3 -5.3 113.6 112.5 105.7 7.5
  Manufacturing 5.8 5.6 5.7 1.8 12.9 12.8 13.0 -0.8 249.3 249.5 251.9 -1.0
    Durable Goods 3.0 2.9 3.2 -6.3 4.9 4.9 5.0 -2.0 174.3 174.3 175.0 -0.4
    Nondurable Goods 2.8 2.7 2.5 12.0 8.0 7.9 8.0 0.0 75.0 75.2 76.9 -2.5
  TCPU (see Notes) 1.7 1.7 1.7 0.0 7.4 7.2 7.2 2.8 141.3 140.5 134.3 5.2
  Trade 15.0 15.1 15.2 -1.3 36.9 36.7 36.8 0.3 502.1 499.9 479.1 4.8
    Wholesale Trade 1.6 1.6 1.5 6.7 6.0 6.0 5.9 1.7 161.1 160.9 155.6 3.5
    Retail Trade 13.4 13.5 13.7 -2.2 30.9 30.7 30.9 0.0 341.0 339.0 323.5 5.4
  FIRE (see Notes) 2.6 2.7 2.7 -3.7 6.7 6.7 6.6 1.5 157.3 157.3 156.2 0.7
  Services 17.7 17.6 17.2 2.9 50.8 50.8 49.5 2.6 641.9 636.5 612.6 4.8
  Government 31.9 31.9 31.2 2.2 31.0 30.9 31.0 0.0 226.3 226.4 218.1 3.8
 
    El Paso Fort Worth-Arlington Galveston-Texas City
Civilian Labor Force Labor Force   283.3 282.9 281.4 0.6 938.6 935.4 903.9 3.8 116.2 116.2 117.1 -0.8
Total Employed   262.1 261.9 258.6 1.4 908.2 905.3 877.6 3.5 110.6 110.5 110.6 0.0
Number Unemployed   21.2 21.0 22.9 -7.4 30.4 30.2 26.3 15.6 5.6 5.6 6.5 -14.2
Unemployment Rate (%)   7.5 7.4 8.1 -0.6 3.2 3.2 2.9 0.3 4.8 4.8 5.6 -0.8
Nonfarm Employment   257.9 257.4 254.7 1.3 811.8 809.8 789.0 2.9 87.2 87.2 87.8 -0.7
  Mining na na na na 3.9 4.0 3.9 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.0
  Construction 12.7 12.8 12.6 0.8 46.3 45.9 44.2 4.8 4.4 4.4 4.1 7.3
  Manufacturing 37.1 37.2 37.8 -1.9 110.9 111.1 111.5 -0.5 7.9 8.1 8.2 -3.7
    Durable Goods 15.9 15.8 16.1 -1.2 74.7 74.8 75.2 -0.7 2.7 2.8 2.5 8.0
    Nondurable Goods 21.2 21.4 21.7 -2.3 36.2 36.3 36.3 -0.3 5.2 5.3 5.7 -8.8
  TCPU (see Notes) 16.3 16.3 15.5 5.2 80.8 80.9 77.3 4.5 3.5 3.5 3.6 -2.8
  Trade 61.7 61.4 60.4 2.2 199.5 199.6 193.5 3.1 20.2 20.0 20.5 -1.5
    Wholesale Trade 13.0 13.0 12.8 1.6 43.9 43.8 43.5 0.9 2.0 2.1 2.1 -4.8
    Retail Trade 48.7 48.4 47.6 2.3 155.6 155.8 150.0 3.7 18.2 17.9 18.4 -1.1
  FIRE (see Notes) 10.2 10.2 10.0 2.0 41.2 41.1 39.0 5.6 5.3 5.3 5.5 -3.6
  Services 62.3 62.1 60.9 2.3 225.1 223.4 218.3 3.1 19.9 19.8 19.7 1.0
  Government 57.6 57.4 57.5 0.2 104.1 103.8 101.3 2.8 25.5 25.6 25.7 -0.8
 
    Houston Killeen-Temple Laredo
Civilian Labor Force Labor Force   2,176.5 2,176.4 2,129.3 2.2 117.9 117.2 115.0 2.5 76.4 76.4 73.6 3.9
Total Employed   2,099.9 2,101.0 2,044.0 2.7 113.4 112.5 111.6 1.6 71.4 71.0 68.5 4.2
Number Unemployed   76.6 75.4 85.2 -10.2 4.5 4.8 3.5 29.3 5.1 5.4 5.1 -0.6
Unemployment Rate (%)   3.5 3.5 4.0 -0.5 3.8 4.1 3.0 0.8 6.6 7.0 6.9 -0.3
Nonfarm Employment   2,118.0 2,115.0 2,064.6 2.6 105.5 104.6 104.2 1.2 71.1 70.8 68.3 4.1
  Mining 64.5 64.0 62.8 2.7 na na na na 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.0
  Construction 157.0 156.7 152.9 2.7 4.7 4.6 4.6 2.2 2.6 2.6 2.4 8.3
  Manufacturing 211.8 211.3 208.6 1.5 9.2 9.4 9.5 -3.2 1.8 1.8 1.8 0.0
    Durable Goods 129.7 129.3 125.3 3.5 4.3 4.4 4.4 -2.3 1.1 1.1 1.0 10.0
    Nondurable Goods 82.1 82.0 83.3 -1.4 4.9 5.0 5.1 -3.9 0.7 0.7 0.8 -12.5
  TCPU (see Notes) 154.6 155.2 150.0 3.1 3.7 3.7 3.7 0.0 13.4 13.3 12.4 8.1
  Trade 475.0 474.4 468.4 1.4 25.4 24.9 24.8 2.4 17.4 17.4 17.4 0.0
    Wholesale Trade 128.9 129.1 128.5 0.3 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.7 3.1 3.1 3.1 0.0
    Retail Trade 346.1 345.3 339.9 1.8 20.9 20.5 20.5 2.0 14.3 14.3 14.3 0.0
  FIRE (see Notes) 115.4 115.4 112.7 2.4 4.3 4.2 4.3 0.0 3.1 3.0 2.9 6.9
  Services 658.8 657.8 637.5 3.3 29.7 29.4 29.0 2.4 15.1 15.1 14.2 6.3
  Government 280.9 280.2 271.7 3.4 28.5 28.4 28.3 0.7 16.6 16.5 16.1 3.1
 
    Longview-Marshall Lubbock McAllen-
Edinburg-Mission
Civilian Labor Force Labor Force   101.3 101.2 101.6 -0.3 125.5 125.3 122.4 2.5 213.0 214.2 204.0 4.4
Total Employed   96.8 96.4 96.1 0.7 122.6 121.7 119.7 2.5 189.1 186.0 178.1 6.2
Number Unemployed   4.6 4.8 5.5 -16.6 2.8 3.5 2.8 1.5 23.9 28.2 25.9 -7.8
Unemployment Rate (%)   4.5 4.7 5.4 -0.9 2.2 2.8 2.3 -0.1 11.2 13.2 12.7 -1.5
Nonfarm Employment   92.6 92.3 92.5 0.1 122.1 121.6 120.1 1.7 164.2 163.8 156.3 5.1
  Mining 3.7 3.7 3.4 8.8 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 1.4 1.4 1.2 16.7
  Construction 5.0 5.0 4.8 4.2 4.5 4.5 4.4 2.3 9.3 9.1 8.7 6.9
  Manufacturing 17.4 17.4 17.7 -1.7 7.1 7.1 7.3 -2.7 12.4 12.7 11.8 5.1
    Durable Goods 12.4 12.4 12.6 -1.6 4.1 4.1 4.1 0.0 3.7 3.7 3.7 0.0
    Nondurable Goods 5.0 5.0 5.1 -2.0 3.0 3.0 3.2 -6.3 8.7 9.0 8.1 7.4
  TCPU (see Notes) 4.0 4.0 4.0 0.0 7.8 7.7 6.6 18.2 7.1 6.9 6.5 9.2
  Trade 23.5 23.4 23.4 0.4 32.8 32.7 32.8 0.0 43.7 44.0 41.7 4.8
    Wholesale Trade 4.3 4.2 4.3 0.0 7.5 7.5 7.5 0.0 7.8 8.2 7.0 11.4
    Retail Trade 19.2 19.2 19.1 0.5 25.3 25.2 25.3 0.0 35.9 35.8 34.7 3.5
  FIRE (see Notes) 3.7 3.7 3.5 5.7 6.3 6.2 6.0 5.0 5.6 5.5 5.5 1.8
  Services 23.0 22.9 23.2 -0.9 36.6 36.5 36.0 1.7 42.2 41.8 39.5 6.8
  Government 12.3 12.2 12.5 -1.6 26.9 26.8 26.9 0.0 42.5 42.4 41.4 2.7
 
    Odessa San Angelo San Antonio
Civilian Labor Force Labor Force   117.2 117.2 116.7 0.4 49.5 49.5 49.4 0.1 786.1 785.9 765.1 2.7
Total Employed   112.7 112.4 110.2 2.3 48.3 48.2 48.0 0.6 761.0 760.7 741.5 2.6
Number Unemployed   4.5 4.8 6.6 -31.3 1.2 1.3 1.4 -18.0 25.1 25.3 23.5 6.4
Unemployment Rate (%)   3.9 4.1 5.6 -1.7 2.4 2.6 2.9 -0.5 3.2 3.2 3.1 0.1
Nonfarm Employment   103.5 103.1 101.1 2.4 44.3 44.1 43.9 0.9 735.4 733.3 717.0 2.6
  Mining 11.9 11.8 11.0 8.2 0.8 0.8 0.7 14.3 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0
  Construction 5.8 5.9 5.6 3.6 2.3 2.3 2.3 0.0 39.8 40.0 37.9 5.0
  Manufacturing 6.9 6.9 6.5 6.2 4.4 4.4 4.7 -6.4 55.2 55.1 54.0 2.2
    Durable Goods 5.0 4.9 4.5 11.1 2.4 2.4 2.6 -7.7 30.9 30.8 30.4 1.6
    Nondurable Goods 1.9 2.0 2.0 -5.0 2.0 2.0 2.1 -4.8 24.3 24.3 23.6 3.0
  TCPU (see Notes) 4.1 4.1 3.9 5.1 2.6 2.6 2.6 0.0 39.5 39.1 36.2 9.1
  Trade 27.8 27.4 26.9 3.3 10.5 10.4 10.2 2.9 178.2 177.8 173.2 2.9
    Wholesale Trade 6.9 6.8 6.3 9.5 1.8 1.8 1.8 0.0 33.1 33.1 31.9 3.8
    Retail Trade 20.9 20.6 20.6 1.5 8.7 8.6 8.4 3.6 145.1 144.7 141.3 2.7
  FIRE (see Notes) 4.1 4.1 4.0 2.5 1.8 1.8 1.8 0.0 51.1 50.9 50.2 1.8
  Services 24.6 24.5 24.8 -0.8 12.6 12.5 12.5 0.8 239.1 236.6 228.5 4.6
  Government 18.3 18.4 18.4 -0.5 9.3 9.3 9.1 2.2 130.5 131.8 135.0 -3.3
 
    Sherman-Denison Texarkana Tyler
Civilian Labor Force Labor Force   50.0 49.9 49.8 0.5 55.9 55.8 55.1 1.6 91.9 91.8 89.8 2.3
Total Employed   48.1 47.8 48.1 -0.1 53.7 53.5 52.4 2.6 89.0 88.9 87.0 2.4
Number Unemployed   1.9 2.1 1.7 16.4 2.2 2.3 2.7 -16.7 2.8 2.9 2.9 -1.5
Unemployment Rate (%)   3.9 4.2 3.3 0.6 4.0 4.2 4.9 -0.9 3.1 3.2 3.2 -0.1
Nonfarm Employment   45.3 45.4 45.9 -1.3 53.3 53.2 52.7 1.1 85.2 84.8 83.2 2.4
  Mining na na na na na na na na 1.4 1.3 1.3 7.7
  Construction 2.9 2.9 2.8 3.6 2.6 2.5 2.5 4.0 3.4 3.4 3.5 -2.9
  Manufacturing 9.3 9.4 9.7 -4.1 6.1 6.1 6.0 1.7 11.7 11.6 11.3 3.5
    Durable Goods 7.1 7.2 7.3 -2.7 3.1 3.1 3.2 -3.1 8.0 7.9 7.7 3.9
    Nondurable Goods 2.2 2.2 2.4 -8.3 3.0 3.0 2.8 7.1 3.7 3.7 3.6 2.8
  TCPU (see Notes) 1.8 1.8 1.8 0.0 2.8 2.8 2.7 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.5 5.7
  Trade 10.0 10.0 10.1 -1.0 14.1 14.1 14.0 0.7 22.8 22.8 22.5 1.3
    Wholesale Trade 1.2 1.2 1.2 0.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 0.0 4.2 4.2 4.1 2.4
    Retail Trade 8.8 8.8 8.9 -1.1 11.1 11.1 11.0 0.9 18.6 18.6 18.4 1.1
  FIRE (see Notes) 2.7 2.7 2.8 -3.6 1.8 1.8 1.8 0.0 4.3 4.3 4.2 2.4
  Services 12.5 12.5 12.5 0.0 14.7 14.7 14.4 2.1 26.0 25.8 25.1 3.6
  Government 6.1 6.1 6.2 -1.6 11.2 11.2 11.3 -0.9 11.9 12.0 11.8 0.8
 
    Victoria Waco Wichita Falls
Civilian Labor Force Labor Force   43.8 43.5 42.7 2.6 102.2 101.5 101.4 0.8 62.8 62.3 62.5 0.4
Total Employed   42.3 41.9 41.4 2.3 98.8 98.0 98.6 0.2 61.1 60.4 60.1 1.6
Number Unemployed   1.5 1.5 1.3 11.7 3.4 3.5 2.8 20.4 1.7 1.9 2.5 -29.5
Unemployment Rate (%)   3.3 3.5 3.1 0.2 3.3 3.4 2.8 0.5 2.8 3.0 3.9 -1.1
Nonfarm Employment   38.0 37.6 37.4 1.6 102.2 101.5 102.5 -0.3 60.3 59.5 59.5 1.3
  Mining 2.3 2.3 1.8 27.8 na na na na 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.0
  Construction 2.3 2.2 2.3 0.0 5.6 5.5 5.4 3.7 2.2 2.1 2.2 0.0
  Manufacturing 3.0 3.1 3.1 -3.2 15.0 15.0 16.5 -9.1 8.6 8.6 8.5 1.2
    Durable Goods 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 8.4 8.4 9.4 -10.6 6.9 6.9 6.9 0.0
    Nondurable Goods 2.0 2.1 2.1 -4.8 6.6 6.6 7.1 -7.0 1.7 1.7 1.6 6.3
  TCPU (see Notes) 1.8 1.8 1.8 0.0 4.5 4.5 4.3 4.7 2.1 2.1 2.2 -4.5
  Trade 9.7 9.6 9.8 -1.0 23.1 22.6 22.7 1.8 14.4 14.2 14.6 -1.4
    Wholesale Trade 1.8 1.8 1.8 0.0 4.8 4.8 4.7 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.3 -4.3
    Retail Trade 7.9 7.8 8.0 -1.3 18.3 17.8 18.0 1.7 12.2 12.0 12.3 -0.8
  FIRE (see Notes) 1.6 1.6 1.6 0.0 6.7 6.7 6.7 0.0 2.3 2.2 2.3 0.0
  Services 10.3 10.1 10.0 3.0 31.2 31.1 31.0 0.6 16.2 16.0 15.7 3.2
  Government 7.0 6.9 7.0 0.0 16.1 16.1 15.9 1.3 13.6 13.4 13.1 3.8
 
Notes: TCPU is Transportation, Communications and Public Utilities. FIRE is Finance, Insurance and Real Estate. Employment estimates are preliminary and subject to revision. Employment figures are not seasonally adjusted. Texarkana figures reflect employment in Texas only.
SOURCES: Carole Keeton Rylander, Texas Comptroller; Texas Workforce Commission; and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.