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Appendix: Table A5
Labor Force and Employment for Texas Metropolitan Statistical Areas: May 1999 (in thousands)


                                                            May98-                                          May98-                                       May98-
                             May        April      May      May99              May      April      May      May99           May      April      May      May99
                            1999        1999      1998      Chg(%)             1999      1999      1998     Chg(%)          1999      1999      1998     Chg(%)
                         Abilene                                         Amarillo                                    Austin-San Marcos
Civilian Labor Force          62.6      62.3      61.0       2.5             114.3     113.7     112.1       2.0          702.8     702.9     675.2       4.1
Total Employed                60.2      60.2      59.0       2.2             111.0     110.7     108.4       2.4          687.2     688.7     658.9       4.3
Number Unemployed              2.3       2.2       2.1      11.3               3.3       3.0       3.7     (10.0)          15.6      14.2      16.3      (4.4)
Unemployment Rate              3.7       3.5       3.4       8.8               2.9       2.6       3.3     (12.1)           2.2       2.0       2.4      (8.3)
Nonfarm Employment            58.2      58.1      57.1       1.9              98.0      97.9      95.8       2.3          622.0     621.5     598.2       4.0
  Mining                       1.1       1.1       1.4     (21.4)              0.6       0.6       0.6       0.0            1.3       1.3       1.3       0.0
  Construction                 2.4       2.4       2.3       4.3               4.4       4.5       4.7      (6.4)          35.8      35.5      33.0       8.5
  Manufacturing                3.6       3.6       3.6       0.0               9.4       9.4       9.3       1.1           82.8      82.4      81.8       1.2
      Durable Goods            1.7       1.7       1.7       0.0               3.2       3.2       3.3      (3.0)          70.4      70.0      69.4       1.4
      Nondurable Goods         1.9       1.9       1.9       0.0               6.2       6.2       6.0       3.3           12.4      12.4      12.4       0.0
  TCPU (see Notes)             2.5       2.5       2.5       0.0               5.4       5.4       5.3       1.9           21.1      21.1      19.7       7.1
  Trade                         16      15.9      14.9       7.4              27.4      27.3      26.7       2.6          134.4     133.5     127.6       5.3
       Wholesale Trade         2.9       2.9       2.8       3.6               6.4       6.4       6.1       4.9           27.7      27.6      25.1      10.4
       Retail Trade           13.1        13      12.1       8.3              21.0      20.9      20.6       1.9          106.7     105.9     102.5       4.1
  FIRE (see Notes)             2.6       2.6       2.5       4.0               5.2       5.2       5.1       2.0           32.4      32.3      31.3       3.5
  Services                    19.7      19.8      19.7       0.0              28.1      28.0      27.1       3.7          181.8     180.8     173.3       4.9
  Government                  10.3      10.2      10.2       1.0              17.5      17.5      17.0       2.9          132.4     134.6     130.2       1.7

                        Beaumont-Port Arthur                             Brazoria                                    Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito
Civilian Labor Force         189.8     188.3     181.4       4.6             107.2     105.9     105.1       2.0          125.2     125.1     126.4      (0.9)
Total Employed               173.3     173.1     169.4       2.3             100.0      99.7      99.2       0.8          113.4     113.9     111.9       1.4
Number Unemployed             16.6      15.1      12.0      37.8               7.2       6.3       5.9      21.3           11.8      11.2      14.5     (18.9)
Unemployment Rate              8.7       8.0       6.6      31.8               6.7       5.9       5.6      19.6            9.4       8.9      11.5     (18.3)
Nonfarm Employment           163.9     163.2     160.8       1.9              75.7      75.3      75.3       0.5          100.7     101.2      99.6       1.1
  Mining                       0.9       0.9       0.8      12.5               1.5       1.5       1.5       0.0            0.0       0.0       0.0       NA
  Construction                17.6      17.6      16.3       8.0              11.3      11.1      10.9       3.7            3.9       4.0       3.8       2.6
  Manufacturing               25.3      25.4      25.5      (0.8)             14.8      14.8      15.6      (5.1)          11.8      11.8      12.0      (1.7)
      Durable Goods           10.1      10.2      10.0       1.0               4.7       4.7       5.3     (11.3)           4.9       4.9       5.0      (2.0)
      Nondurable Goods        15.2      15.2      15.5      (1.9)             10.1      10.1      10.3      (1.9)           6.9       6.9       7.0      (1.4)
  TCPU (see Notes)             8.1       8.0       8.1       0.0               2.8       2.8       2.8       0.0            4.7       4.8       4.8      (2.1)
  Trade                       37.1      36.9      36.2       2.5              15.3      15.2      14.6       4.8           24.3      24.6      24.1       0.8
       Wholesale Trade         5.3       5.3       5.3       0.0               2.2       2.2       2.2       0.0            3.9       3.9       3.9       0.0
       Retail Trade           31.8      31.6      30.9       2.9              13.1      13.0      12.4       5.6           20.4      20.7      20.2       1.0
  FIRE (see Notes)             5.3       5.2       5.2       1.9               1.9       1.9       1.9       0.0            3.7       3.7       3.7       0.0
  Services                    42.8      42.5      42.3       1.2              13.8      13.7      13.8       0.0           28.3      28.3      27.4       3.3
  Government                  26.8      26.7      26.4       1.5              14.3      14.3      14.2       0.7           24.0      24.0      23.8       0.8

                        Bryan-College Station                           Corpus Christi                                 Dallas
Civilian Labor Force          76.8      77.5      74.9       2.6             178.4     177.7     174.7       2.1        1,921.0   1,912.0   1,852.9       3.7
Total Employed                75.5      76.3      73.7       2.4             166.8     167.4     163.8       1.8        1,863.2   1,859.0   1,795.8       3.8
Number Unemployed              1.4       1.2       1.2      16.1              11.6      10.3      10.9       6.1           57.8      53.0      57.1       1.3
Unemployment Rate              1.8       1.5       1.6      12.5               6.5       5.8       6.3       3.2            3.0       2.8       3.1      (3.2)
Nonfarm Employment            74.9      75.2      73.1       2.5             158.9     159.0     156.3       1.7        1,893.6   1,883.9   1,831.3       3.4
  Mining                       0.8       0.8       0.9     (11.1)              2.1       2.1       2.5     (16.0)          11.3      11.4      11.7      (3.4)
  Construction                 3.2       3.3       2.9      10.3              11.3      11.7      11.7      (3.4)          96.7      95.7      89.6       7.9
  Manufacturing                5.0       4.9       4.5      11.1              13.6      13.6      13.3       2.3          255.3     254.3     251.7       1.4
      Durable Goods            3.0       3.0       2.9       3.4               5.3       5.3       5.0       6.0          176.7     175.9     173.8       1.7
      Nondurable Goods         2.0       1.9       1.6      25.0               8.3       8.3       8.3       0.0           78.6      78.4      77.9       0.9
  TCPU (see Notes)             1.6       1.6       1.5       6.7               6.7       6.7       6.7       0.0          130.3     129.4     124.4       4.7
  Trade                       15.5      15.6      15.1       2.6              36.6      36.4      36.4       0.5          454.5     451.9     442.5       2.7
       Wholesale Trade         1.7       1.7       1.6       6.3               6.3       6.3       6.1       3.3          149.2     149.0     145.8       2.3
       Retail Trade           13.8      13.9      13.5       2.2              30.3      30.1      30.3       0.0          305.3     302.9     296.7       2.9
  FIRE (see Notes)             2.8       2.7       2.7       3.7               6.5       6.4       6.5       0.0          156.8     156.2     150.1       4.5
  Services                    15.9      16.1      15.9       0.0              51.5      51.4      48.5       6.2          580.9     577.3     559.9       3.8
  Government                  30.1      30.2      29.6       1.7              30.6      30.7      30.7      -0.3          207.8     207.7     201.4       3.2

                         El Paso                                        Fort Worth-Arlington                         Galveston-Texas City
Civilian Labor Force         290.7     287.5     287.6       1.1             902.7     899.4     872.7       3.4          124.7     123.4     124.2       0.4
Total Employed               263.0     261.7     260.9       0.8             875.1     874.1     845.8       3.5          116.7     116.0     116.5       0.1
Number Unemployed             27.7      25.8      26.7       3.7              27.6      25.3      26.9       2.7            8.1       7.4       7.7       5.3
Unemployment Rate              9.5       9.0       9.3       2.2               3.1       2.8       3.1       0.0            6.5       6.0       6.2       4.8
Nonfarm Employment           250.0     248.8     248.3       0.7             763.4     759.1     739.8       3.2           90.0      88.8      90.2      (0.2)
  Mining                       0.0       0.0       0.0       NA                4.5       4.5       4.6      (2.2)           0.7       0.7       0.8     (12.5)
  Construction                12.1      11.9      12.2      (0.8)             41.7      41.1      38.7       7.8            4.3       4.3       4.5      (4.4)
  Manufacturing               40.6      40.7      42.4      (4.2)            112.5     112.0     110.5       1.8            8.0       8.0       8.3      (3.6
      Durable Goods           17.5      17.4      16.2       8.0              76.6      76.3      75.0       2.1            2.4       2.4       2.4       0.0
      Nondurable Goods        23.1      23.3      26.2      (1.8)             35.9      35.7      35.5       1.1            5.6       5.6       5.9      (5.1)
  TCPU (see Notes)            14.6      14.5      13.7       6.6              72.8      72.6      69.1       5.4            4.2       4.2       4.0       5.0
  Trade                       59.5      59.1      59.3       0.3             190.5     188.8     184.2       3.4           20.2      19.7      20.0       1.0
       Wholesale Trade        13.3      13.3      13.4      (0.7)             41.7      41.3      40.8       2.2            2.2       2.1       2.2       0.0
       Retail Trade           46.2      45.8      45.9       0.7             148.8     147.5     143.4       3.8           18.0      17.6      17.8       1.1
  FIRE (see Notes)             9.8       9.7       9.7       1.0              36.0      35.8      34.4       4.7            6.1       6.1       6.0       1.7
  Services                    59.4      59.1      57.7       2.9             209.1     208.1     203.5       2.8           19.7      19.5      19.3       2.1
  Government                  54.0      53.8      53.3       1.3              96.3      96.2      94.8       1.6           26.8      26.3      27.3      (1.8)

                         Houston                                        Killeen-Temple                                 Laredo
Civilian Labor Force       2,172.6   2,153.7   2,111.3       2.9             115.5     115.1     114.5       0.9           75.1      74.9      72.0       4.4
Total Employed             2,074.3   2,063.8   2,030.0       2.2             111.6     111.5     109.8       1.7           68.9      68.7      66.1       4.2
Number Unemployed             98.3      89.9      81.3      20.9               3.9       3.6       4.7     (17.8)           6.3       6.2       5.9       6.1
Unemployment Rate              4.5       4.2       3.9      15.4               3.4       3.1       4.1     (17.1)           8.4       8.3       8.2       2.4
Nonfarm Employment         2,026.5   2,015.7   1,986.0       2.0             101.4     100.8     100.1       1.3           66.0      65.8      63.5       3.9
  Mining                      64.2      65.0      68.9      (6.8)              0.0       0.0       0.0       NA             1.6       1.7       2.7     (40.7)
  Construction               142.6     141.5     137.8       3.5               4.4       4.4       4.4       0.0            2.4       2.4       2.3       4.3
  Manufacturing              214.1     214.3     218.9      (2.2)              9.5       9.5       9.3       2.2            1.7       1.7       1.6       6.3
      Durable Goods          129.8     130.2     133.6      (2.8)              4.4       4.4       4.3       2.3            0.8       0.8       0.8       0.0
      Nondurable Goods        84.3      84.1      85.3      (1.2)              5.1       5.1       5.0       2.0            0.9       0.9       0.8      12.5
  TCPU (see Notes)           143.4     142.8     141.2       1.6               3.4       3.4       3.5      (2.9)          11.7      11.6      10.9       7.3
  Trade                      463.3     459.3     447.5       3.5              23.5      23.3      23.3       0.9           17.2      17.1      16.7       3.0
       Wholesale Trade       132.8     132.4     129.5       2.5               3.7       3.6       3.7       0.0            3.5       3.4       3.3       6.1
       Retail Trade          330.5     326.9     318.0       3.9              19.8      19.7      19.6       1.0           13.7      13.7      13.4       2.2
  FIRE (see Notes)           109.7     109.3     105.6       3.9               4.4       4.3       4.2       4.8            2.4       2.4       2.3       4.3
  Services                   627.6     622.8     606.5       3.5              27.9      27.7      27.4       1.8           13.4      13.3      12.3       8.9
  Government                 261.6     260.7     259.6       0.8              28.3      28.2      28.0       1.1           15.6      15.6      14.7       6.1

                        Longview-Marshall                                Lubbock                                     McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
Civilian Labor Force         106.5     105.9     104.4       2.0             123.3     123.9     121.9       1.2          194.0     192.4     194.0       0.0
Total Employed                98.9      98.9      98.0       0.9             119.8     120.6     118.0       1.5          168.8     166.9     165.6       1.9
Number Unemployed              7.5       7.0       6.4      18.2               3.5       3.2       3.9      (9.2)          25.1      25.4      28.4     (11.4)
Unemployment Rate              7.1       6.6       6.1      16.4               2.8       2.6       3.2     (12.5)          13.0      13.2      14.6     (11.0)
Nonfarm Employment            91.8      91.5      91.3       0.5             116.8     117.1     115.3       1.3          142.7     142.8     140.6       1.5
  Mining                       3.2       3.2       3.7     (13.5)              0.1       0.1       0.1       0.0            1.2       1.2       1.2       0.0
  Construction                 4.3       4.2       4.1       4.9               4.4       4.4       4.1       7.3            7.1       7.0       7.0       1.4
  Manufacturing               19.5      19.3      19.6      (0.5)              7.3       7.3       7.8      (6.4)          12.2      12.3      12.2       0.0
      Durable Goods           13.6      13.5      13.5       0.7               4.0       4.0       4.5     (11.1)           3.2       3.3       3.2       0.0
      Nondurable Goods         5.9       5.8       6.1      (3.3)              3.3       3.3       3.3       0.0            9.0       9.0       9.0       0.0
  TCPU (see Notes)             4.0       4.0       4.3      (7.0)              5.7       5.7       5.7       0.0            5.2       5.2       5.3      (1.9)
  Trade                       23.6      23.5      22.9       3.1              32.4      32.4      31.9       1.6           39.4      39.3      39.0       1.0
       Wholesale Trade         4.6       4.6       4.5       2.2               7.5       7.5       7.4       1.4            7.1       7.4       7.2      (1.4)
       Retail Trade           19.0      18.9      18.4       3.3              24.9      24.9      24.5       1.6           32.3      31.9      31.8       1.6
  FIRE (see Notes)             3.8       3.8       3.6       5.6               5.9       5.9       5.8       1.7            5.1       5.2       5.1       0.0
  Services                    21.6      21.7      21.5       0.5              35.1      35.4      34.5       1.7           33.2      33.1      32.7       1.5
  Government                  11.8      11.8      11.6       1.7              25.9      25.9      25.4       2.0           39.3      39.5      38.1       3.1

                        Odessa-Midland                                  San Angelo                                   San Antonio
Civilian Labor Force         129.7     128.4     128.1       1.2              53.0      53.0      51.3       3.3          772.6     767.3     752.3       2.7
Total Employed               117.7     117.2     122.2      (3.7)             50.7      50.9      49.9       1.7          750.7     747.2     726.6       3.3
Number Unemployed             11.9      11.1       5.9     102.1               2.3       2.1       1.5      58.1           21.9      20.2      25.7     (14.9)
Unemployment Rate              9.2       8.7       4.6     100.0               4.4       4.0       2.8      57.1            2.8       2.6       3.4     (17.6)
Nonfarm Employment           104.7     104.2     108.5      (3.5)             45.1      44.9      44.5       1.3          702.7     699.0     680.9       3.2
  Mining                      11.3      11.4      13.4     (15.7)              0.5       0.5       0.7     (28.6)           1.8       1.8       1.8       0.0
  Construction                 7.0       6.9       7.4      (5.4)              2.1       2.0       2.0       5.0           36.9      36.5      35.5       3.9
  Manufacturing                6.7       6.8       7.5     (10.7)              4.9       4.9       5.1      (3.9           52.8      52.6      51.7       2.1
      Durable Goods            4.4       4.4       4.9     (10.2)              2.8       2.8       2.8       0.0           28.8      28.7      27.8       3.6
      Nondurable Goods         2.3       2.4       2.6     (11.5)              2.1       2.1       2.3      (8.7)          24.0      23.9      23.9       0.4
  TCPU (see Notes)             3.9       3.9       4.1      (4.9)              3.0       3.0       2.8       7.1           32.0      32.0      32.4      (1.2)
  Trade                       27.8      27.6      28.3      (1.8)             10.5      10.4      10.3       1.9          167.7     166.2     163.5       2.6
       Wholesale Trade         6.9       6.8       7.6      (9.2)              1.9       1.9       1.8       5.6           30.6      30.6      29.9       2.3
       Retail Trade           20.9      20.8      20.7       1.0               8.6       8.5       8.5       1.2          137.1     135.6     133.6       2.6
  FIRE (see Notes)             3.9       3.9       4.0      (2.5)              2.0       1.9       1.8      11.1           46.9      46.7      45.2       3.8
  Services                    25.6      25.3      25.6       0.0              12.7      12.7      12.6       0.8          229.0     227.8     214.9       6.6
  Government                  18.5      18.4      18.2       1.6               9.4       9.5       9.2       2.2          135.6     135.4     135.9      (0.2)

                        Sherman-Denison                                 Texarkana                                      Tyler
Civilian Labor Force          51.1      51.2      49.7       2.8              57.0      56.7      56.2       1.4           91.4      91.2      88.6       3.2
Total Employed                48.8      49.1      47.7       2.4              54.0      53.8      52.1       3.7           87.7      87.8      84.4       3.9
Number Unemployed              2.3       2.1       2.0      11.9               3.0       2.9       4.1     (27.6)           3.7       3.4       4.2     (11.5)
Unemployment Rate              4.4       4.1       4.1       7.3               5.2       5.1       7.3     (28.8)           4.1       3.7       4.7     (12.8)
Nonfarm Employment            45.2      45.2      44.1       2.5              52.6      51.9      51.3       2.5           81.5      81.2      78.7       3.6
  Mining                       0.0       0.0       0.0       NA                0.0       0.0       0.0       NA             1.5       1.6       1.5       0.0
  Construction                 2.6       2.6       2.3      13.0               2.3       2.2       2.2       4.5            3.4       3.4       3.2       6.3
  Manufacturing                9.9       9.9      10.5      (5.7)              5.6       5.6       5.6       0.0           10.9      10.7      11.0      (0.9)
      Durable Goods            7.3       7.3       7.4      (1.4)              3.1       3.1       3.0       3.3            7.0       6.9       7.2      (2.8)
      Nondurable Goods         2.6       2.6       3.1     (16.1)              2.5       2.5       2.6      (3.8)           3.9       3.8       3.8       2.6
  TCPU (see Notes)             1.7       1.7       1.4      21.4               2.8       2.8       2.5      12.0            3.9       3.8       3.9       0.0
  Trade                        9.8       9.8       9.7       1.0              14.1      13.9      13.5       4.4           21.4      21.3      19.9       7.5
       Wholesale Trade         1.2       1.2       1.2       0.0               3.0       3.0       2.8       7.1            3.9       3.9       3.8       2.6
       Retail Trade            8.6       8.6       8.5       1.2              11.1      10.9      10.7       3.7           17.5      17.4      16.1       8.7
  FIRE (see Notes)             2.6       2.6       2.5       4.0               1.8       1.7       1.8       0.0            4.0       4.0       4.0       0.0
  Services                    12.5      12.5      11.9       5.0              14.7      14.5      14.3       2.8           25.0      24.9      24.1       3.7
  Government                   6.1       6.1       5.8       5.2              11.3      11.2      11.4      (0.9)          11.4      11.5      11.1       2.7

                         Victoria                                          Waco                                      Wichita Falls
Civilian Labor Force          43.5      43.1      43.3       0.5             101.6     102.3      99.8       1.8           66.1      66.0      65.8       0.3
Total Employed                41.6      41.4      41.4       0.5              98.4      99.4      95.5       3.0           63.3      63.5      63.0       0.4
Number Unemployed              1.9       1.7       1.9       1.2               3.2       2.9       4.3     (25.9)           2.8       2.5       2.8      (1.5)
Unemployment Rate              4.4       3.8       4.4       0.0               3.2       2.9       4.3     (25.6)           4.2       3.9       4.3      (0.1)
Nonfarm Employment            36.2      35.8      36.0       0.6              99.0      99.6      96.2       2.9           60.9      60.6      60.5       0.7
  Mining                       1.6       1.6       1.8     (11.1)              0.0       0.0       0.0       NA             1.0       1.0       1.1      (9.1)
  Construction                 2.5       2.5       2.4       4.2               4.9       4.9       4.7       4.3            2.6       2.5       2.6       0.0
  Manufacturing                3.1       3.1       3.2      (3.1)             16.6      16.6      16.2       2.5            8.5       8.6       8.7      (2.3)
      Durable Goods            1.0       1.1       1.1      (9.1)              9.1       9.0       8.7       4.6            6.3       6.4       6.6      (4.5)
      Nondurable Goods         2.1       2.0       2.1       0.0               7.5       7.6       7.5       0.0            2.2       2.2       2.1       4.8
  TCPU (see Notes)             1.6       1.6       1.5       6.7               4.1       4.0       4.0       2.5            3.0       3.0       3.0       0.0
  Trade                        9.8       9.6       9.6       2.1              22.9      22.7      22.3       2.7           14.4      14.3      14.1       2.1
       Wholesale Trade         1.9       1.8       1.8       5.6               5.0       5.0       5.0       0.0            2.5       2.5       2.4       4.2
       Retail Trade            7.9       7.8       7.8       1.3              17.9      17.7      17.3       3.5           11.9      11.8      11.7       1.7
  FIRE (see Notes)             1.5       1.5       1.4       7.1               6.1       6.1       5.9       3.4            2.4       2.3       2.3       4.3
  Services                     9.6       9.5       9.6       0.0              29.1      30.0      28.0       3.9           16.2      16.1      16.1       0.6
  Government                   6.5       6.4       6.5       0.0              15.3      15.3      15.1       1.3           12.8      12.8      12.6       1.6

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 the labor force in the Texas part only.

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