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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 InTrade, Transport­ation and Utilities

Trade, Transportation and Utilities Overview | Printable Snapshot (PDF)

The trade, transportation and utilities industry sells merchandise at wholesale and retail, transports passengers and cargo and provides utility services. The industry, sometimes called a “super sector,” comprises four distinct sectors — retail trade, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing and utilities. In 2016, trade, transportation and utilities contributed $317.3 billion to Texas’ GDP. WOMEN ACCOUNT FOR 40 PERCENT OF THE STATE’S 2.4 MILLION JOBS IN THIS INDUSTRY.

This industry contributed
$317.3 Billion
to state GDP in 2016.


JOBS HELD BY TEXAS WOMEN IN THIS INDUSTRY:
985,000

These jobs generate additional business activities that ultimately support nearly 1.8 million jobs in other industries of the Texas economy.

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


Texas has a higher share of women working in transportation and warehousing and utilities than the nation as a whole.

Based on location quotient (LQ), a measure of employment concentration in a given area, the concentration of transportation and warehousing jobs held by Texas women is 1.03 times higher than the national concentration of women working in the sector. The concentration of utilities jobs held by women in Texas is even higher, based on an LQ of 1.13.

Industry/Sector 2017 Total Jobs Avg. Annual Earnings Per Job 2017 Women’s Jobs Women's Share of Jobs
Trade, Transportation and Utilities Total 2,433,195 $59,151 984,953 40%
Utilities 49,965 $147,695 13,312 27%
Wholesale Trade 581,902 $91,532 174,618 30%
Retail Trade 1,326,367 $36,603 662,735 50%
Transportation and Warehousing 474,961 $73,131 134,287 28%

Sources: Emsi, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts


Average Monthly Earnings of Women

Women’s Average Monthly Earnings
Sector 2010 Monthly Earnings 2016 Monthly Earnings Growth
Utilities $4,778 $5,483 15%
Wholesale Trade $4,257 $5,090 20%
Retail Trade $1,996 $2,294 15%
Transportation and Warehousing $3,410 $3,867 13%


67% OF WOMEN IN TRADE, TRANSPORTATION AND UTILITIES WORK IN RETAIL TRADE.


Source: Emsi


Subsectors with the highest number of jobs and highest share of jobs held by women:

Utilities:

Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution – 9,828 jobs
Water, Sewage and Other Systems – 29%

Wholesale Trade:

Wholesalers of Durable Goods – 90,786 jobs
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers – 37%

Retail Trade:

General Merchandise Stores – 179,188 jobs
Clothing and Clothing Accessory Stores – 72%

Transportation and Warehousing:

Warehousing and Storage – 32,358 jobs
Air Transportation – 42%

Source: Emsi

IN THE TRADE, TRANSPORTATION AND UTILITIES INDUSTRY, FOR EVERY…

  • 100 jobs created, an additional 178 jobs are created or affected
  • $1 million in sales, an additional $1.32 million in sales are generated
  • $1 million in earnings generated, an additional $1.39 million in earnings are generated

…IN ALL OTHER INDUSTRIES OF THE TEXAS ECONOMY

Sources: Emsi, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts


Conclusion

Texas women working in trade, transportation and utilities generate additional business activities that ultimately support about 1.8 million jobs in other industries throughout the state economy.Texas has a higher concentration of women working in the transportation and warehousing and utilities sectors than in the nation. Retail trade, however, has the highest number of jobs held by women.

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