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Job fair in Arlington on Sept. 27

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Texas adds 17,800 jobs in July

Texas employers added 17,800 jobs in July, the 24th consecutive monthly gain, but the state’s unemployment rate still rose to a seasonally adjusted 7.2 percent last month from 7 percent in June, the Texas Workforce Commission said today. In the past year, the state has added 222,500 nonfarm payroll jobs, enough to lower the Texas jobless rate from a seasonally adjusted 8.1 percent in July 2011. In the past two years employers added 457,700 new jobs, TWC said.

In Fort Worth-Arlington, the jobless rate was unchanged from June at 7.3 percent, but down from 8.3 percent a year earlier. Those figures are not seasonally adjusted. The comparable unadjusted state jobless rate in July was 7.5 percent. Statewide, the category of education and health jobs grew the most, adding 12,600 positions in July and 45,200 in the past year. Private employers in July added 9,100 jobs from June, while governments added 8,700, countering a longer-term trend of lower employment. The booming energy industry helped Midland record the state’s lowest jobless rate at 4.2 percent, while McAllen-Edinburg-Mission was the highest at 12.3 percent.

-- Jim Fuquay


Cities cutting staff, delaying projects, raising fees, national study says

This, from The Associated Press today:

More than half of U.S. cities have cut staff, canceled construction projects or raised fees this year, according to a report from the National League of Cities that catalogs the vast damage from shrunken property- and income-tax revenue.

Cities are struggling from the same problems that have left the national economy sputtering: high unemployment, a depressed housing market and weak consumer spending. Those factors have reduced the taxes that cities collect for a fifth straight year. Many have had to make up the gap by laying off employees, freezing pay, cutting services, raising fees or suspending building projects.

Two-thirds of city finance officers said they had delayed or canceled public-works projects this year. Two in five reported raising fees for city services. One in five had cut spending on public safety. Nearly one in three had laid off staffers.

"We hoped the worst would be over at this point, but given where the economic considerations are, that seems to be very unclear here in the fall of 2011," said Christopher Hoene, director of the league’s research arm and one of the report’s authors.



Fort Worth-Arlington adds 3,600 jobs in October

The numbers aren't adjusted for seasonal fluctuations (the statewide numbers are), but here's a look at the Fort Worth-Arlington jobs picture in October, according to the Texas Workforce Commission's release today:

* Total non-agricultural employment: Up 3,600 jobs to 852,800 compared to September, and 8,200 over the same month in 2009.

* Mining, logging, and construction: Up 100 jobs to 53,800 over September, and down 600 over last year.

* Manufacturing: Down 200 to 87,300 over September, and up 800 over last year.

* Trade, transportation, and utilities: Up 700 to 196,400 over September, and down 2,200 over last year.

* Information: No change at 14,200 over September, down 1,000 from a year ago.

* Financial activities: No change at 48,800 over September, down 900 from a year ago.

* Professional and business services: up 300 to 92,500 over September, up 1,900 over the prior year.

* Education and health services: Up 300 to 108,600 over September, up 3,000 over the prior year.

* Leisure and hospitality: Down 1,200 to 91,100 over September, up 2,100 over the prior year.

* Other services: Down 100 to 32,000 over September, up 500 over the prior year.

* Government: Up 3,700 to 128,100 over September, up 4,600 over the prior year. Local government was the strength here, adding 3,200 as school districts continued hiring employees for the fall. State government added 400.

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


Texas has second straight monthly job decline, Workforce Commission says

Here's more from today's Texas jobs release from the Texas Workforce Commission:

* August's jobs drop - caused by an expected and continued decline in Census jobs - was the state's second monthly jobs decline, following six months of gains.

Jobpostings * July's numbers - originally estimated as a gain of 4,600 jobs - were revised downward to a loss of 5,400 jobs from June.

* The annual growth rate for non-agricultural employment has been positive for the last four months and rose slightly in August to 1.3 percent.

* Non-agricultural employment dropped by 34,200 jobs to 10.356 million. Employment was 10.218 million at December 2009.

* Government jobs dropped to 1.822 million from 1.857 million, a loss of 35,300 jobs, as the Census shed workers.

* Non-government jobs rose to 8.534 million from 8.532 million, a gain of 1,100.

* Education and health services rose to 1.397 million jobs, up from 1.385 million, a gain of 12,400. Including a revised decline of 2,000 jobs in July, this segment gained jobs in three of the last five months over the previous month. Gain since August 2009: 57,300.

* Professional and business services had its eighth straight month of gains, going to 1.272 million jobs from 1.268 million, a gain of 4,100 jobs. Gain since January: 44,800.

* Manufacturing posted its eighth gain this year, adding 1,300 jobs for a total 838,500, up from 837,200.  Gain since August 2009: 17,800.

* Information put up its first monthly gain since February, adding 900 jobs for a total 189,500. Loss since January: 9,200 jobs.

* Construction added 200 jobs to 569,000, its fifth straight month of gains. Gain since March: more than 25,000 jobs.

* Financial activities added 100 jobs in August for a total 628,200, the sixth month of gains in the last 12.

* Mining and logging was unchanged 221,500, after six months of increases. Gain this year: 23,400.

* Leisure and hospitality lost 2,400 jobs after a revised gain of 4,200 jobs in July, the second drop in employment in the last three months.

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


Fort Worth Police looking to fill academy slots

Here's Star-Telegram reporter Mitch Mitchell's story from today's paper on the Fort Worth Police looking for applicants.

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


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