Jan. 24—Texas led the nation in job growth in 2022, adding 650,100 positions, which not only was the largest total increase in jobs added but also claimed the highest percent of seasonally adjusted total non-farm jobs added over the year at 5.0 percent.
The Texas Workforce Commission released the numbers Tuesday, noting that by comparison U.S. job growth only expanded by 3.0 percent.
"Texas continues to demonstrate it is an economic powerhouse with a world-class workforce and employers leading the nation in job growth," said TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel. "These rankings follow 14 consecutive months of record-setting employment in Texas."
The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area was also recognized for nation-leading growth over the year.
The DFW MSA ranked first in the nation for largest percent increase over the year in non-seasonally adjusted non-farm jobs added at 5.9 percent, with 234,700 positions gained.
"Employers know that Texas is the best state to do business, locate a business, and grow your business," said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Aaron Demerson.
The Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land MSA ranked third among large MSAs in largest percent increase over the year in non-seasonally adjusted non-farm jobs added at 5.6 percent.