Texas gains half as many jobs in January as thought
The state actually gained 14,800 jobs in January, not the 30,300 reported on Friday, the Workforce Commission said.
The biggest difference between the revised numbers and the set announced last week was in professional and business services, which includes a large amount of temporary hiring. That segment added 4,200 jobs in January, not the 20,900 reported last week, the Workforce Commission said.
“It’s a whole different set of data than what they sent us on Friday,” Ann Hatchitt, a Workforce Commission spokeswoman, said.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics and Workforce Commission also last week released an annual batch of revised data showing
- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram