Texas is one of the leading states for job growth in the U.S., according to a report by employee benefits company ADP. ADP's Regional Employment report found Texas, along with Florida and California have job creation levels above the national average. The area with the worst job growth was New England, which includes Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the state added 19,100 jobs in June and 371,000 jobs over the past 12 months.
"The positive news continues as the Lone Star State's jobs grew at 3.3 percent annually, with 371,000 jobs added over the last year," said Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Andres Alcantar. "Every major industry expanded over the year, with Mining and Logging leading the way at a 7 percent annual growth rate."
In June 2014, seven of 11 major industries in the state registered employment growth. Trade, transportation and utilities had the highest growth rate with 7,700 new jobs in June 2014 and 90,400 new jobs in the previous 12 months. The trade, transportation and utilities growth rate for the year was 4 percent, which is the highest rate of growth in the industry's recorded history, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained the same from May 2014 at 5.1 percent in June, which is lower than the 6.4 percent in June of 2013. The U.S. average unemployment rate in June 2014 was 6.1 percent.
According to Boyd Nash-Stacey, an economist at BBVA Compass bank, Texas job growth is shocking, The Dallas Morning News reported.
"Texas is on pace to create the second-most jobs nationally of all time - about 500,000 - which to me is unbelievable that we've seen numbers this strong in the recovery," Nash-Stacey said. "California created about 600,000 jobs in 1978."
Businesses in Texas should work with manufacturing recruiters to find the most qualified candidates for their open positions.