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Texas unemployment breaks all-time low record . . . again

Monday, July 22, 2019   /   by Scott Shine

Texas unemployment breaks all-time low record . . . again

AUSTIN (Texas Workforce Commission) – After shattering the all-time low in May, Texas' unemployment rate hit 3.4 percent in June 2019.

That's the lowest it has been since the Texas Workforce Commission began tracking the data in 1976. Last month marked the 110th consecutive month of annual nonfarm employment growth as 45,000 seasonally adjusted positions were created. Texas employers have added 315,600 jobs over the year.

The Texas metro with the lowest nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate was Midland at 2.1 percent. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission had the highest at 6.2 percent.

The mining and logging industry saw the most seasonally adjusted growth in employment from June 2018 to June 2019, growing 6.3 percent.

The information industry was the only sector with a drop in employment, falling 0.9 percent.