As of December 2011, all of the total jobs shed by Texas employers during the recession have been replaced. Nationally, only 30 percent of recession-hit jobs had been recovered through December 2011.
Between December 2010 and December 2011, Texas gained 204,500 jobs. Total nonfarm employment increased by 20,200 jobs from November to December 2011.
The Texas unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent for December 2011, down from 8.1 percent in November 2011. The Texas unemployment rate has been at or below the national rate for 60 consecutive months.
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