|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.