Texas is a major employer in the manufacturing and engineering industries.
It employs more than 50,000 people.
But according to the American Community Survey, only about 10 percent of those jobs are in the tech industry.
That’s a major problem for Texas, which has the highest unemployment rate in the country and is home to some of the largest tech hubs in the U.S. Apple, Google and Facebook have been among the companies that have built data centers in Texas, as has Amazon.
The state also has a booming startup scene, with several tech companies that recently hired in Austin and Austin-area tech incubators.
But a report from the Texas Business Institute and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology suggests that Texas has a long way to go before it can attract more tech jobs, with the unemployment rate among the highest in the nation.
The report found that more than half of Texas’ tech workers — 48 percent — are white.
And only 18 percent of Texas residents hold a bachelor’s degree.
It’s a challenge for the state to attract the next wave of talent, which could create a demand for tech jobs.
“The unemployment rate is so high that the state’s tech workforce is not very well-trained, they don’t know the ins and outs of what they are doing, and the average wage is only about $32,000,” said Matt Krawczyk, executive director of the Texas Enterprise Fund.
The institute found that only about half of the state is working in technology.
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The data firm IHS Technology says there are more than 5,000 startups in the state, but that only 12 percent of them are based in Texas.
A new report from Texas Enterprise, which surveyed a sample of nearly 2,000 workers in Austin, found that the majority of people surveyed — 57 percent — were white and had less than a high school diploma.
The IHS report also found that a large majority of those surveyed said that their employer was not providing sufficient support or support benefits, such as health insurance.
The Austin Chamber of Commerce and Austin Business Alliance, the business and political groups that support the state and are among those who have been critical of the Republican governor, are planning to launch a statewide campaign to address the state of the economy.
In addition to the high unemployment rate, the report said the state has a $1.3 trillion budget deficit, which is the largest in the national debt.
The Institute of Technology says the state faces a $8 billion deficit and a $2.2 billion budget deficit.
Krawaczyk said that the economic climate has made it difficult for companies to invest in Texas because it has high unemployment and low economic activity.
“It has not created enough good paying jobs in Texas,” Krawack said.
“People are not going to come back if they don´t have some kind of job, or a paycheck.”
Krawak said that more and more companies are moving their manufacturing operations to Mexico and other countries.
“There’s a lot of competition out there, and it’s very difficult for Texas to keep up,” he said.
The Center for Economic and Policy Research estimates that in the last four years Texas has lost nearly 2.6 million manufacturing jobs.
The unemployment rate for the Texas Tech University graduate workforce is 3.6 percent.
It also is one of the highest among the states with high school graduates.