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Texas employment still growing

Monday, September 24, 2018   /   by Scott Shine

Texas employment still growing

(Texas Workforce Commission) – The Texas economy added 32,000 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in August, marking 26 consecutive months of employment growth.

According to data from the Texas Workforce Commission, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, down from 4 percent in July. Over the year, the state added 394,500 jobs for an annual employment growth rate of 3.2 percent.

The Texas metro with the lowest nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate was Midland at 2.2 percent. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission had the highest at 6.6 percent. The mining and logging industry saw the largest seasonally adjusted growth in employment from August 2017 to August 2018, growing 15.2 percent. The information industry was the only one to lose jobs with employment dropping 2.8 percent over the year.