Top 25 Occupations for Walker County, Texas
Top 25 Occupations by Help Wanted Postings Between January 2014 and August 2021 For Walker County
Rank SOC SOC Title Postings 1 29-1141 Registered Nurses 3,197 2 43-6011 Executive Secretaries & Administrative Assistants 2,099 3 25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Exc. Special Educ. 1,758 4 53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,683 5 41-1011 First-Line Supervis./Managers of Retail Sales Work 1,681 6 43-6014 Secretaries & Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, & Executive 1,495 7 43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,421 8 21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 1,317 9 41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,299 10 29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,232 11 25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,216 12 35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,210 13 15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists 1,078 14 49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,068 15 25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 1,025 16 49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Inst 961 17 35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparatio 955 18 29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 912 19 25-9041 Teacher Assistants 851 20 43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 780 21 25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 779 22 43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 774 23 31-1014 Nursing Assistants 707 24 11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 697 25 11-9199 Managers, All Other 657
Report generated for Walker County, Texas via https://lmci.state.tx.us/
Texas Workforce Commission Bulletin - 08/20/2021
In July, the seasonally adjusted Texas unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, a decrease of 0.3 percentage points from June 2021. Texas added 80,900 total nonagricultural jobs over the month, making gains in 14 of the last 15 months. Texas added a total of 714,800 jobs since July 2020.
State adds 80,900 jobs over the month
AUSTIN — In July, the seasonally adjusted Texas unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, a decrease of 0.3 percentage points from June 2021. Texas added 80,900 total nonagricultural jobs over the month, making gains in 14 of the last 15 months. Texas added a total of 714,800 jobs since July 2020.
"Texas has career opportunities for job seekers and the Texas Workforce Commission continues to provide and improve on programs and tools to help people succeed," said TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel. "Our resources, including our focus on ending the middle skills gap in the state, help ensure skilled workers for every Texas employer and upward mobility and career opportunities for all Texans."
In July, the Leisure and Hospitality industry continued to grow, adding 20,600 jobs. Professional and Business Services employment gained 11,500 jobs over the month. The Manufacturing industry added 8,300 positions.
"Continued job growth across the state is great news for Texans," said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. "For those seeking new career opportunities, TWC is here to continue providing resources like job matching services through MyTXCareer.com and WorkInTexas.com, skills training through Metrix Learning, and free hospitality industry certifications through the Restaurant Recovery Initiative."
The Amarillo Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) recorded July’s lowest unemployment rate among Texas MSAs with a not seasonally adjusted rate of 4.0 percent, followed by the Austin-Round Rock MSA at 4.2 percent and the Sherman-Denison MSA at 4.6 percent.
"Our decreasing unemployment rate is a true testament to our resilient Texas employers who continue to grow, adapt, and safely serve their customers," said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Aaron Demerson. "As we continue through the year, my office is committed to helping our Texas employers navigate the unique challenges of running a business through our Employer Hotline at 1-800-832-9394."
Employment estimates released by TWC are produced in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. All estimates are subject to revision. To access this and more employment data, visit TexasLMI.com.
The Texas Labor Market & Career Information Data for August is scheduled to be released on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. (CDT).
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