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Texas jobs by industry: 2009

Here's a look at where Texas lost and gained jobs in 2009, under revised seasonally-adjusted federal Bureau of Labor Statistics-Texas Workforce Commission stats released today:

Construction: 554,000 jobs, December 2009, down from 661,600 in December 2008

Mining and logging: 199,200, dowm from 234,000

Manufacturing: 812,500, down from 903,600

Trade, transportation and utilities: 2,043,800, down from 2,120,500

Retail trade: 1,136,100, down from 1,161,100

Information: 200,700, down from 213,500

Financial activities: 626,200, down from 641,400

Real estate and rental and leasing: 172,700, down from 182,400

Professional and business services: 1,223,200, down from 1,316,800

Education and health services: 1,361,200, up from 1,307,000

Leisure and hospitality: 1,001,600, down from 1,012,100

Other services: 356,000, down from 364,500

Government: 1,839,900, up from 1,798,100

For more information, visit the Texas Workforce Commission's labor market information site.

- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram 


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