Tyler, TX – December 2023 Jobs Report – Solid Growth, Service Sector Leads

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The Tyler, TX job market ended 2023 on a positive note, adding jobs and boasting a low unemployment rate. This report summarizes key takeaways from the latest data.


  • Total nonfarm jobs: Increased by 0.7% from November 2023, reaching 115,300.
  • Unemployment rate: Held steady at 3.3%, remaining below the national average.
  • Job growth: Primarily driven by gains in the service sector.


  • The December 2023 unemployment rate in Tyler is the lowest recorded since the data series began in 2000.
  • Trade, transportation, and utilities added the most new jobs, followed by professional and business services.
  • Leisure and hospitality, along with construction, saw slight employment declines.

Industry and Occupation Growth:

Industry and Occupation Shrinkage:

Comparison to Same Month Last Year:

  • Total nonfarm jobs increased by 1.5% compared to December 2022.
  • The unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than a year ago.

Comparison to Previous Month:

  • Nonfarm employment rose slightly from November 2023.
  • The unemployment rate remained unchanged.

Future Outlook:

  • The Tyler job market is expected to continue growing in 2024, with the service sector leading the way.
  • Healthcare, professional and business services, and transportation are projected to add new jobs.

10 Growing Occupations:

  1. Registered nurses
  2. Home health aides and personal care aides
  3. Retail salespeople
  4. Truck drivers
  5. Software developers and computer programmers
  6. Customer service representatives
  7. Marketing specialists
  8. Elementary and middle school teachers
  9. Janitors and cleaners
  10. Medical assistants

10 Companies Hiring Now: