In the last 12 months, Texas has added over 450,000 jobs. Nine of the 11 major industries in Texas have seen positive growth in that time, including the Leisure and Hospitality, Mining and Lodging and construction sectors. Mining and Lodging, which includes the oil-and-gas sector, added 5,000 jobs during the month of September, setting an annual job growth record, according to the San Antonio Business Journal.
Open job opportunities and affordable housing are the top two reasons people move from state to state, according to Nela Richardson, chief economist for the real estate broker Redfin. Those two reasons could be why more Americans moved to Texas in recent years than any other state.