Published on October 1, 2021

Edinburg among fastest growing Texas metros in August jobs report

The August jobs report for metropolitan areas is out this week, and it’s a good one for Edinburg.

Job growth in the Edinburg metro area was 5.5% in August on a year-over-year basis, keeping pace with the statewide economy and ranking fourth highest among the 25 metros in Texas.

Top 10:

  1. Midland 7.1%
  2. Tyler 6.8%
  3. Austin 6.7%
  4. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission 5.5%
  5. Dallas-Forth Worth 5.4%
  6. Beaumont 4.9%
  7. San Antonio 4.9%
  8. Houston 4.8%
  9. Longview 4.2%
  10. Waco 3.9%

Employers in the region reported a net gain of 14,000 jobs in August compared to a year earlier.

Comparing employment levels in August 2021 to pre-pandemic August 2019, the Edinburg metro area has now achieved full recovery, with a net increase of about 2,500 jobs.

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