Nonfarm Payrolls Now exceeds Expectations – Texas Government News Release
Jobs are the sources of income that keep people alive and working. Without jobs, people would not be able to pay their bills and mortgages. Jobs enable us to contribute to our communities and families. People without jobs face the threat of living off handouts or dying of starvation. Thus, it is important to know what jobs are available and how to secure them.
A job, employment, occupation or work, is the primary role of an individual in modern society. More specifically, a job is any activity, often routine and frequently performed at wages, which provides revenue. Many individuals have multiple jobs during a seasonal period. An individual can start a job either by being an intern, an employee, enrolling in a training program, starting a small business, or being a parent.
Production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls in Texas are subject to regular reporting, discipline, promotion and terminated at the discretion of their supervisors. Production workers are those who perform the main tasks involved in the production of products for retail businesses, manufacturers, food processing plants, power production, distribution and utility services. Nonsupervisory employees are those who perform menial and repetitive clerical, telemarketing, data entry and secretarial tasks. Seasonal adjustment affects the classification of jobs by monthly and weekly hours of production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls in Texas.
The last four states that were examined in the Texas study include Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota and Ohio. In each of these states, there was a significant increase in employment from July to August. Employment declined slightly in September, but was steady in October. Job gains occurred mainly in business services, where there was an increase of 6 jobs (contractors and subcontractors). And sales and service industries saw job gains in September, October, and November.
Job gains occurred almost exclusively in business services, and there was little job growth in manufacturing, transportation and utility services. Manufacturing employment declined slightly in February, with all the job losses in this sector occurring in the summer months of August and September. The only service-oriented industry to post job gains in February was the retail trade category, which added three jobs.
The data presented in the above chart is from the Texas Department of State Health Services Office of the Secretary of State. It compares the first quarter of the year with the third quarter of the year. The comparison covers the entire nonfarm payroll employment situation for Texas as well as the United States as a whole. The data is also presented by weekly increments of over 1 percent.