Even though this data is somewhat dated, I believe it is still noteworthy....the latest US economic census (2012) shows an improvement in manufacturing in Texas in 2012 over 2011. There was a 2.5% increase in the number of Texas manufacturing establishments, a 4.82% increase in the number of workers employed in manufacturing, a 6.65% increase in total manufacturing payroll earned and a 1.7% increase in worker yearly average wages earned.
The top 5 manufacturing sectors that showed the greatest increase in employees are machinery manufacturing at 13.8%, fabricated metal products at 9.6%, plastic and rubber products at 9.4%, transportation equipment manufacturing at 8.4% and textile products at 8.3%.
While the numbers are not extraordinary, they do buck the trend of overall manufacturing decline here in the US.
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