Updated Interactive: Texas Economy by Industry, July 2012

July marked a milestone for Texas employment: two straight years of continuous job growth. Texas surpassed pre-recession employment levels in December, but economists say the Texas economy hasn’t reached full recovery — the statewide unemployment rate increased slightly to 7.2 percent in July — in part because of national and global economic uncertainty.

This updated interactive shows how employment has changed by industry since 2007, as well as current unemployment rates by county. Use your keyboard to select and compare industries on the graph. Use the Control or Command key to select multiple industries for comparison. Then scroll down to see the variation in county unemployment rates across Texas.

Select one or more industries:

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