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Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Texas Women In Government

Government Overview | Printable Snapshot (PDF)

The government sector administers and provides goods and services – some of which are also provided in the private sector – in health care, education, transportation, military and more. In 2016, the government sector contributed $175 BILLION to the state’s GDP, accounting for more than 10 percent of total state GDP. WOMEN HOLD MORE THAN HALF OF THE STATE’S 2.1 MILLION JOBS IN THIS SECTOR.

THIS SECTOR CONTRIBUTED
$175 BILLION
to state GDP in 2016.

Jobs Held by Texas Women in this Sector:
1.2 Million

These jobs generate additional business activities that ultimately support nearly 2.2 million jobs in other industries of the Texas economy.

Sources: BEA, U.S. Census Bureau, Emsi, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts


Government Jobs, 2017
Industry/Sector 2017 Total Jobs Avg. Annual Earnings Per Job** 2017 Women’s Jobs Women's Share of Jobs
Government Total 2,126,331 $67,139 1,180,615 56%
Federal Government 378,875 $82,045 112,055 30%
State Government 410,895 $70,442 218,511 53%
Local Government 1,336,562 $61,898 850,049 64%

Sources: Emsi and Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts


More than 76 percent of Texas teachers are women.

Not surprisingly, given the large numbers of women working in public education and healthcare – programs administered at the state and local levels – state government and local government have the highest shares of jobs held by women.


A higher share of Texas women work in government than in the nation as a whole.

Based on location quotient (LQ), a measure of employment concentration in a given area, the concentration of government jobs held by women in Texas is 1.03 times higher than the concentration of government jobs held by women at the national level.

Since 2010, the average monthly earnings of Texas women in government increased by 15 percent.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau


In the government sector, for every…

  • 100 jobs created, an additional 89 jobs are created or impacted
  • $1 million dollars of sales generated, an additional $1.25 million of sales are generated
  • $1 million in earnings generated, an additional $1.30 million in earnings are generated

…in all other
industries of the Texas economy.


Sources: Emsi, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

CONCLUSION

Texas boasts a higher concentration of women working in government jobs compared to the nation. The number of jobs held by Texas women working at the federal, state and local levels of government generates additional business activities that ultimately support nearly 2.2 MILLION JOBS in other industries throughout the state economy.

Read more in-depth data on women in the workforce.

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