AUSTIN – Today, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released state-level labor market data for January 2018. Texas employers created 16,000 net nonfarm jobs in January, bringing the total to 240,500 jobs created in the last twelve months. The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s director of the Center for Economic Prosperity and senior economist Dr. Vance Ginn issued the following statement:
 
“Texans continue to prosper from a model of limited government in the Lone Star State that supports more job creation,” said Dr. Ginn. “With a focus on preserving liberty, government can help Texans enjoy more opportunity both economically and personally."
 
The state’s unemployment rate of 4 percent has now been at or below 5 percent for 43 straight months.

For more information, please contact Alicia Pierce at apierce@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.   

Vance Ginn, Ph.D. is Director of the Center for Economic Prosperity and Senior Economist at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. 
 
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin.

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