Growth is not as robust as the numbers originally showed. But year over year, El Paso is still showing job additions in most industries in the economy.

Overall, the Midland area is doing excellent in employment.

That's a welcome sight, job creation in the area's core business.

The March report presents positive information for the area unemployment. Unemployment is on a downward trend. The amount of job loss from year-ago levels is diminishing as the area rebuilds and recovers from Hurricane Rita.