exas’ economy gained 133,100 jobs from August 2009 to August 2010, an annual growth rate of 1.3 percent.

During the same period, the U.S. economy added 278,000 jobs, an annual growth rate of 0.2 percent. The state’s private sector posted an annual employment growth rate of 1.4 compared with 0.3 percent for the United States.

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose from 8 percent in August 2009 to 8.3 percent in August 2010, while the nation’s rate in August decreased from 9.7 to 9.6 percent.

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