Thursday, December 16, 2010

Laredo among highest in percentage of government jobs

Roughly one out of every four Laredoans work for some form of governmental organization

According to the most recent data available from the Texas Workforce Commission, government is the largest industry in Laredo. It accounts for 26 % of the city's total workforce. Other texas cities with substantial government job sectors include El Paso 24%,  Lubbock 23%, Austin 22%, and the San Antonio-New Braufels area at19%. Nationwide, the average is around 18 to 20 percent according to the same data. Interestingly, McAllen's government job sector accounts for 25 percent of all its jobs. Once again, 1 % less than Laredo. Yep, they eat our lunch one more time.

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