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Table A4
Total Nonfarm Employment for Texas' Largest
Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),
By Month: June 1996 through June 2001 (in Thousands)

    Houston MSA
Yr-to-Yr
Dallas MSA
Yr-to-Yr
Fort Worth-Arlington MSA
Yr-to-Yr
San Antonio MSA
Yr-to-Yr
Austin-San Marcos MSA
Yr-to-Yr
El Paso MSA
Yr-to-Yr
Year Month Employment Change (%) Employment Change (%) Employment Change (%) Employment Change (%) Employment Change (%) Employment Change (%)
1996 Jun 1,807.8 2.4 1,658.9 4.1 678.2 3.7 635.2 2.4 538.8 4.3 235.5 0.1
Jul 1,814.6 2.6 1,664.4 4.4 680.0 3.8 634.7 2.1 540.7 4.8 236.4 0.6
Aug 1,818.0 2.5 1,672.1 4.3 683.3 3.9 638.1 2.4 544.0 4.9 237.3 0.6
Sep 1,818.2 2.4 1,675.4 4.1 683.4 3.6 638.5 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 3.1 546.4 4.1 239.0 2.3
Nov 1,843.8 3.6 1,698.1 5.0 689.4 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 3.6 647.4 3.0 550.8 3.9 239.9 2.0
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 1,860.9 3.8 1,721.6 5.4 692.6 3.2 652.2 3.8 555.8 4.3 240.0 2.2
Mar 1,868.0 4.1 1,730.7 5.5 697.9 3.7 656.8 4.3 558.3 4.2 240.9 2.3
Apr 1,872.7 3.9 1,738.9 5.7 700.3 3.8 657.7 4.1 560.2 4.1 241.7 2.5
May 1,883.5 4.2 1,750.2 5.8 703.9 4.0 659.8 4.0 560.7 3.9 242.5 2.8
Jun 1,889.0 4.5 1,757.0 5.9 706.2 4.1 661.5 4.1 561.2 4.2 243.5 3.4
Jul 1,892.3 4.3 1,758.2 5.6 710.7 4.5 661.8 4.3 569.5 5.3 244.3 3.4
Aug 1,903.7 4.7 1,767.9 5.7 712.8 4.3 664.4 4.1 570.9 5.0 244.2 2.9
Sep 1,913.6 5.2 1,778.4 6.1 716.8 4.9 665.9 4.3 573.8 5.6 245.5 3.7
Oct 1,923.4 4.6 1,782.7 5.6 719.0 4.8 668.9 3.9 575.2 5.3 244.7 2.4
Nov 1,931.7 4.8 1,788.4 5.3 721.3 4.6 669.3 3.4 578.8 5.5 245.5 2.5
Dec 1,940.3 5.4 1,792.4 5.3 723.9 4.9 671.0 3.6 579.8 5.3 246.5 2.7
1998 Jan 1,951.6 5.4 1,802.1 5.2 727.6 5.4 675.3 4.0 585.4 6.2 246.6 2.9
Feb 1,959.0 5.3 1,808.7 5.1 729.6 5.3 675.3 3.5 588.2 5.8 246.1 2.5
Mar 1,968.0 5.4 1,813.0 4.8 731.2 4.8 677.7 3.2 591.2 5.9 247.1 2.6
Apr 1,977.3 5.6 1,824.0 4.9 734.8 4.9 676.6 2.9 595.2 6.2 247.9 2.6
May 1,984.4 5.4 1,830.7 4.6 737.2 4.7 676.9 2.6 597.2 6.5 248.7 2.5
Jun 1,990.9 5.4 1,835.3 4.5 738.5 4.6 676.7 2.3 600.3 7.0 248.7 2.1
Jul 2,000.0 5.7 1,845.4 5.0 739.0 4.0 682.0 3.1 601.1 5.6 247.6 1.4
Aug 2,007.4 5.5 1,852.6 4.8 742.3 4.1 684.6 3.0 604.9 5.9 248.2 1.7
Sep 2,011.8 5.1 1,857.3 4.4 745.8 4.1 686.4 3.1 606.1 5.6 248.1 1.0
Oct 2,014.3 4.7 1,865.0 4.6 748.1 4.0 689.5 3.1 610.6 6.2 249.1 1.8
Nov 2,017.5 4.4 1,872.3 4.7 750.5 4.1 691.3 3.3 612.6 5.8 249.5 1.6
Dec 2,026.4 4.4 1,880.8 4.9 754.3 4.2 692.9 3.3 615.7 6.2 249.3 1.1
1999 Jan 2,019.8 3.5 1,880.9 4.4 754.3 3.7 694.4 2.8 618.6 5.7 249.4 1.1
Feb 2,022.7 3.3 1,888.4 4.4 757.7 3.9 695.1 2.9 621.1 5.6 250.2 1.7
Mar 2,028.1 3.1 1,895.2 4.5 758.9 3.8 697.1 2.9 624.4 5.6 249.7 1.0
Apr 2,018.5 2.1 1,896.4 4.0 761.7 3.7 699.9 3.4 626.9 5.3 250.5 1.1
May 2,018.4 1.7 1,897.7 3.7 761.1 3.2 701.2 3.6 628.6 5.2 250.4 0.7
Jun 2,021.9 1.6 1,901.5 3.6 764.1 3.5 702.9 3.9 633.8 5.6 250.4 0.7
Jul 2,028.8 1.4 1,910.1 3.5 767.3 3.8 704.8 3.3 639.0 6.3 251.6 1.6
Aug 2,031.3 1.2 1,913.5 3.3 770.5 3.8 706.8 3.2 643.2 6.3 251.4 1.3
Sep 2,035.2 1.2 1,921.1 3.4 772.2 3.5 709.0 3.3 643.3 6.1 252.5 1.8
Oct 2,037.7 1.2 1,927.7 3.4 775.1 3.6 707.3 2.6 645.4 5.7 252.8 1.5
Nov 2,040.4 1.1 1,932.4 3.2 777.4 3.6 707.9 2.4 648.2 5.8 253.4 1.6
Dec 2,045.7 1.0 1,941.1 3.2 780.7 3.5 709.9 2.4 652.6 6.0 254.3 2.0
2000 Jan 2,050.6 1.5 1,949.4 3.6 783.7 3.9 711.2 2.4 655.1 5.9 254.7 2.1
Feb 2,057.7 1.7 1,955.1 3.5 785.0 3.6 713.4 2.6 657.9 5.9 255.2 2.0
Mar 2,065.2 1.8 1,963.0 3.6 787.9 3.8 714.5 2.5 662.9 6.2 256.0 2.5
Apr 2,070.4 2.6 1,970.6 3.9 788.8 3.6 715.8 2.3 663.4 5.8 255.1 1.8
May 2,081.0 3.1 1,979.0 4.3 791.8 4.0 720.8 2.8 668.7 6.4 255.2 1.9
Jun 2,083.4 3.0 1,989.0 4.6 793.4 3.8 720.7 2.5 672.5 6.1 255.0 1.8
Jul 2,083.3 2.7 1,990.3 4.2 796.4 3.8 722.6 2.5 676.4 5.8 254.8 1.3
Aug 2,084.1 2.6 1,994.3 4.2 797.1 3.5 723.5 2.4 681.3 5.9 255.0 1.4
Sep 2,094.8 2.9 2,004.1 4.3 798.6 3.4 725.0 2.3 679.1 5.6 256.6 1.6
Oct 2,097.8 2.9 2,011.8 4.4 801.4 3.4 724.4 2.4 680.1 5.4 257.1 1.7
Nov 2,102.8 3.1 2,018.8 4.5 803.1 3.3 726.4 2.6 682.5 5.3 257.1 1.4
Dec 2,105.9 2.9 2,023.8 4.3 804.1 3.0 726.8 2.4 685.3 5.0 256.7 1.0
2001 Jan 2,114.1 3.1 2,035.0 4.4 809.2 3.2 733.2 3.1 688.1 5.0 258.3 1.4
Feb 2,115.7 2.8 2,037.2 4.2 810.2 3.2 734.4 2.9 688.8 4.7 257.9 1.1
Mar 2,119.9 2.6 2,041.6 4.0 812.9 3.2 735.5 2.9 686.9 3.6 258.1 0.8
Apr 2,128.3 2.8 2,043.8 3.7 812.8 3.0 734.8 2.7 685.6 3.4 258.3 1.2
May 2,131.7 2.4 2,047.5 3.5 814.5 2.9 733.5 1.8 685.2 2.5 258.6 1.3
Jun 2,135.5 2.5 2,050.8 3.1 815.1 2.7 732.7 1.7 684.3 1.8 258.7 1.4
Average Annual Percent Change, June96-June01- 3.4 - 4.3 - 3.7 - 2.9 - 4.9 - 1.9

Note: Employment figures are seasonally adjusted.

SOURCES: Carole Keeton Rylander, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas Workforce Commission and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.