Construction jobs help Texas post biggest monthly employment gains since December 2014

9aa9be0f-2748-4ad1-82bf-43397048d59e.jpgBy Jill Cowan and the Dallas Morning News

After several months of slowing that economists largely attributed to the ripple effects of the oil bust, Texas’ economic engine was firmly back on track in September, adding 38,300 jobs, the state reported on Friday morning — the state’s highest gain in almost two years.

According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the last time the state added more non-farm, seasonally adjusted jobs was in December 2014, when Texas gained 46,200 jobs.

Texas’ September job growth also topped the nation, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, coming in ahead of California and Florida. 

The number put Texas at 206,800 new jobs for the year, which is a 1.7 percent growth rate. Read More >