The labor force in Texas was 13,221,720 in February 2016, up from 13,113,461 in January 2016, and up from 13,001,418 one year ago in February 2015. Employment was 12,654,923 in February 2016, up from 12,531,940 in January 2016, and up from 12,423,206 one year ago in February 2015.