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Table A6
Total Nonfarm Employment for Texas' Largest Metropolitan Statistical
Areas (MSAs), By Month
April 1996 through April 2001 (in Thousands)
  Houston MSA Dallas MSA Fort Worth-Arlington MSA San Antonio MSA Austin-San Marcos MSA El Paso MSA
Year Month Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
1996 Apr 1,801.8 2.7 1,645.7 3.8 674.5 3.8 631.5 2.7 538.3 5.6 235.7 0.3
  May 1,807.2 2.8 1,654.0 4.1 676.9 3.7 634.2 2.6 539.7 5.1 236.0 0.4
  Jun 1,807.9 2.4 1,658.9 4.1 678.2 3.7 635.2 2.4 538.8 4.3 235.5 0.1
  Jul 1,814.7 2.6 1,664.4 4.4 680.0 3.8 634.7 2.1 540.7 4.7 236.4 0.6
  Aug 1,818.1 2.5 1,672.1 4.3 683.3 3.9 638.1 2.4 544.0 4.9 237.3 0.6
  Sep 1,818.3 2.4 1,675.4 4.1 683.5 3.6 638.6 2.2 543.5 3.8 236.8 0.3
  Oct 1,838.2 3.4 1,688.7 4.9 686.3 3.8 643.5 3.1 546.5 4.1 239.0 2.3
  Nov 1,843.7 3.6 1,698.1 5.0 689.3 4.0 647.1 3.2 548.8 4.1 239.6 2.8
  Dec 1,840.3 2.9 1,701.6 4.9 690.3 3.6 647.3 3.0 550.9 3.9 239.9 2.0
Note: Employment figures are seasonally adjusted.
SOURCES: Carole Keeton Rylander, Texas Comptroller, Texas Workforce Commission and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

April 1996 through April 2001 (in Thousands)
  Houston MSA Dallas MSA Fort Worth-Arlington MSA San Antonio MSA Austin-San Marcos MSA El Paso MSA
Year Month Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
1997 Jan 1,852.2 3.6 1,713.7 5.3 690.4 3.1 649.2 3.3 551.4 3.9 239.7 2.0
  Feb 1,860.8 3.8 1,721.6 5.4 692.5 3.2 652.3 3.8 555.8 4.3 240.0 2.2
  Mar 1,867.7 4.1 1,730.6 5.5 697.9 3.7 656.8 4.3 558.3 4.2 240.9 2.3
  Apr 1,872.7 3.9 1,739.0 5.7 700.3 3.8 657.7 4.1 560.1 4.1 241.7 2.5
  May 1,883.4 4.2 1,750.2 5.8 704.0 4.0 659.7 4.0 560.8 3.9 242.5 2.8
  Jun 1,889.5 4.5 1,757.2 5.9 706.2 4.1 661.5 4.2 561.2 4.2 243.5 3.4
  Jul 1,892.4 4.3 1,758.1 5.6 710.8 4.5 661.9 4.3 569.4 5.3 244.3 3.3
  Aug 1,903.7 4.7 1,767.8 5.7 712.8 4.3 664.4 4.1 570.9 4.9 244.2 2.9
  Sep 1,913.7 5.2 1,778.4 6.1 716.8 4.9 666.1 4.3 573.8 5.6 245.5 3.7
  Oct 1,923.4 4.6 1,782.8 5.6 719.0 4.8 668.8 3.9 575.3 5.3 244.7 2.4
  Nov 1,931.7 4.8 1,788.5 5.3 721.3 4.6 669.2 3.4 578.9 5.5 245.5 2.5
  Dec 1,940.5 5.4 1,792.6 5.3 724.0 4.9 671.0 3.7 579.9 5.3 246.5 2.7
Note: Employment figures are seasonally adjusted.
SOURCES: Carole Keeton Rylander, Texas Comptroller, Texas Workforce Commission and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

April 1996 through April 2001 (in Thousands)
  Houston MSA Dallas MSA Fort Worth-Arlington MSA San Antonio MSA Austin-San Marcos MSA El Paso MSA
Year Month Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
1998 Jan 1,951.7 5.4 1,802.3 5.2 727.6 5.4 675.4 4.0 585.5 6.2 246.6 2.9
  Feb 1,959.3 5.3 1,809.0 5.1 729.6 5.4 675.4 3.5 588.3 5.8 246.1 2.5
  Mar 1,967.7 5.4 1,813.2 4.8 731.3 4.8 677.8 3.2 591.2 5.9 247.2 2.6
  Apr 1,977.7 5.6 1,824.4 4.9 734.9 4.9 676.9 2.9 595.0 6.2 247.9 2.6
  May 1,982.9 5.3 1,829.1 4.5 736.7 4.6 676.2 2.5 596.8 6.4 248.5 2.5
  Jun 1,989.9 5.3 1,834.2 4.4 738.0 4.5 676.2 2.2 599.8 6.9 248.5 2.1
  Jul 2,000.4 5.7 1,845.6 5.0 739.2 4.0 682.2 3.1 601.1 5.6 247.7 1.4
  Aug 2,007.9 5.5 1,852.7 4.8 742.4 4.2 684.7 3.0 604.8 6.0 248.3 1.7
  Sep 2,012.3 5.2 1,857.6 4.5 746.0 4.1 686.7 3.1 606.2 5.7 248.1 1.1
  Oct 2,014.6 4.7 1,865.4 4.6 748.2 4.1 689.5 3.1 610.8 6.2 249.1 1.8
  Nov 2,017.5 4.4 1,872.4 4.7 750.5 4.1 691.2 3.3 612.8 5.9 249.5 1.6
  Dec 2,026.1 4.4 1,880.7 4.9 754.3 4.2 692.8 3.3 615.8 6.2 249.3 1.1
Note: Employment figures are seasonally adjusted.
SOURCES: Carole Keeton Rylander, Texas Comptroller, Texas Workforce Commission and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

April 1996 through April 2001 (in Thousands)
  Houston MSA Dallas MSA Fort Worth-Arlington MSA San Antonio MSA Austin-San Marcos MSA El Paso MSA
Year Month Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
1999 Jan 2,019.3 3.5 1,880.5 4.3 754.1 3.6 694.2 2.8 618.5 5.6 249.3 1.1
  Feb 2,022.3 3.2 1,888.0 4.4 757.5 3.8 695.0 2.9 621.1 5.6 250.1 1.6
  Mar 2,026.9 3.0 1,894.8 4.5 758.7 3.7 696.9 2.8 624.2 5.6 249.6 1.0
  Apr 2,018.3 2.1 1,896.1 3.9 761.6 3.6 700.2 3.4 626.4 5.3 250.5 1.0
  May 2,020.2 1.9 1,899.0 3.8 761.9 3.4 701.6 3.8 629.2 5.4 250.6 0.9
  Jun 2,024.7 1.7 1,903.8 3.8 764.8 3.6 703.6 4.0 634.6 5.8 250.7 0.9
  Jul 2,028.5 1.4 1,909.6 3.5 767.1 3.8 704.7 3.3 638.8 6.3 251.6 1.6
  Aug 2,031.1 1.2 1,912.9 3.3 770.4 3.8 706.6 3.2 642.9 6.3 251.4 1.2
  Sep 2,035.1 1.1 1,920.8 3.4 772.1 3.5 709.2 3.3 643.1 6.1 252.5 1.7
  Oct 2,037.3 1.1 1,927.6 3.3 775.0 3.6 707.1 2.5 645.4 5.7 252.8 1.5
  Nov 2,039.8 1.1 1,932.1 3.2 777.1 3.5 707.5 2.4 648.3 5.8 253.4 1.5
  Dec 2,045.1 0.9 1,940.9 3.2 780.6 3.5 709.7 2.4 652.7 6.0 254.2 2.0
Note: Employment figures are seasonally adjusted.
SOURCES: Carole Keeton Rylander, Texas Comptroller, Texas Workforce Commission and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

April 1996 through April 2001 (in Thousands)
  Houston MSA Dallas MSA Fort Worth-Arlington MSA San Antonio MSA Austin-San Marcos MSA El Paso MSA
Year Month Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
2000 Jan 2,050.0 1.5 1,948.9 3.6 783.5 3.9 710.9 2.4 655.0 5.9 254.6 2.1
  Feb 2,057.2 1.7 1,954.7 3.5 784.8 3.6 713.2 2.6 657.9 5.9 255.2 2.0
  Mar 2,063.9 1.8 1,962.6 3.6 787.7 3.8 714.3 2.5 662.8 6.2 256.0 2.5
  Apr 2,070.2 2.6 1,970.3 3.9 788.7 3.6 716.3 2.3 662.6 5.8 255.1 1.8
  May 2,082.8 3.1 1,980.1 4.3 792.6 4.0 721.2 2.8 669.3 6.4 255.4 1.9
  Jun 2,086.4 3.0 1,991.8 4.6 794.1 3.8 721.4 2.5 673.6 6.1 255.3 1.8
  Jul 2,083.1 2.7 1,989.7 4.2 796.3 3.8 722.4 2.5 676.1 5.8 254.8 1.3
  Aug 2,083.9 2.6 1,993.7 4.2 797.0 3.5 723.3 2.4 681.0 5.9 255.0 1.4
  Sep 2,094.7 2.9 2,003.7 4.3 798.4 3.4 725.2 2.3 678.9 5.6 256.6 1.6
  Oct 2,097.3 2.9 2,011.7 4.4 801.3 3.4 724.1 2.4 680.1 5.4 257.0 1.7
  Nov 2,102.4 3.1 2,018.8 4.5 802.9 3.3 726.0 2.6 682.7 5.3 257.0 1.4
  Dec 2,105.7 3.0 2,023.9 4.3 804.2 3.0 726.7 2.4 685.5 5.0 256.7 1.0
Note: Employment figures are seasonally adjusted.
SOURCES: Carole Keeton Rylander, Texas Comptroller, Texas Workforce Commission and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

April 1996 through April 2001 (in Thousands)
  Houston MSA Dallas MSA Fort Worth-Arlington MSA San Antonio MSA Austin-San Marcos MSA El Paso MSA
Year Month Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
Employment Yr-to-Yr
Change (%)
2001 Jan 2,113.9 3.1 2,034.8 4.4 809.1 3.3 733.0 3.1 688.1 5.1 258.3 1.5
  Feb 2,115.5 2.8 2,037.1 4.2 810.2 3.2 734.3 3.0 688.9 4.7 257.9 1.1
  Mar 2,118.8 2.7 2,041.5 4.0 812.8 3.2 735.4 3.0 686.8 3.6 258.1 0.8
  Apr 2,124.6 2.6 2,044.7 3.8 811.9 2.9 735.3 2.6 687.3 3.7 258.4 1.3
Average Annual Percent Change, April 1996-April 2001:
- 3.4 - 4.4 - 3.8 - 3.1 - 5.0 - 1.9
Note: Employment figures are seasonally adjusted.
SOURCES: Carole Keeton Rylander, Texas Comptroller, Texas Workforce Commission and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.