Job growth, sales tax collections and building permits all signal that the Texas economy continues to outpace the national economy.
Over the past year, Texas added jobs in all of the 11 major industries, including professional and business services, trade, transportation and utilities, leisure and hospitality, education and health services, construction, mining and logging, government, financial activities, information, other services, and manufacturing.
Pre-recession Texas employment peaked at 10,638,100 in August 2008, a level that was surpassed in November 2011, and by November 2014 Texas added an additional 1,101,100 jobs. The U.S. recovered all recession-hit jobs by May 2014 and by November 2014 added an additional 1,680,000 jobs.
Texas and the nation returned to economic growth in 2010, 2011, and 2012. In calendar 2013, Texas real gross domestic product grew by 3.7 percent, compared with 1.8 percent for the U.S.
MONTHLY CITY SALES AND USE TAX
Comparison Summary – January 2015
|Atascosa||Net Payment||Comparable||Pmnt. Percent||2015 Payments||2014 Payments||Percent|
|Co. Cities||This Period||Prior||Year Change||To Date||To Date||Change|
|December||rebate allocations||include taxes||collected on||November sales and||reported to||the||Comptroller in October|
|by||businesses filing monthly||reports.|
Statistics supplied by Comptroller of Public Accounts, State of Texas
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