Texas added 22,330 private-sector jobs in September, ranking among states with strongest private-sector job growth for that month, according to a report released today by ADP. That would compare with an estimated decline of 6,400 private and public jobs in August. Texas was one of six states for which ADP today released September employment data. Last week, ADP estimated that the nation gained 166,000 private-sector jobs in September. In August, the nation added 169,000 jobs of all kinds, according to the BLS. The ADP numbers take on stronger significance in the absence of official government economic data. The ongoing government shutdown prevented the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from releasing national employment information for September as scheduled last Friday. The Texas Workforce Commission said today it’s not sure if it will release statewide employment data for September on Oct. 18 as scheduled. Texas added the most jobs of the six states for which ADP and Moody’s Analytics Inc. provided specific employment data click here.
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