More Fort Worth jobs were added at the end of last year as the local economy continues to recover. Visit http://dignity.texasjobs.com
to see some of the local jobs that are available.
During December, the unemployment rate throughout Texas increased from 8.2 percent to 8.3 percent, which is still below the national average of 9.4 percent. The Fort Worth area had an unemployment rate of 8.2 percent during November.
The Fort Worth-Arlington area employed about 858,300 workers during December, which is up from 857,600 workers during November and a 1 percent increase from the previous year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Only four industries managed to add jobs in Fort Worth (Click here
) during December. The trade, transportation, and utilities industry saw the biggest growth, adding 1,600 jobs.
Other industries that saw a monthly increase in employment include: leisure and hospitality by 300 jobs; manufacturing by 100 jobs; and education and health services by 100 jobs. Employment in the mining, logging, and construction industry remained even over the month with 53,600 jobs.
The year-over-year employment picture looks a lot more promising, as six industries experienced job growth between December 2009 and December 2010. The government industry grew the most, increasing by 3.7 percent over the year, for a current total of 128,600 workers.
Other industries that saw an over-the-year increase in employment include:
- Education and health services by 2.7 percent to 109,100 jobs
- Leisure and hospitality by 2.1 percent to 90,900 jobs
- Professional and business services by 2 percent to 92,700 jobs
- Other services by 1.9 percent to 32,000 jobs
- Manufacturing by 1 percent to 87,500 jobs
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