Texas unemployment remains at historic low

 

​​​AUSTIN (Texas Workforce Commission) – Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained steady at 3.7 percent in December, marking the third consecutive month of historic unemployment lows.​

According to data from the Texas Workforce Commission, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment has been at this level since October.​

The Texas economy added 38,0​00 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs last month. The state's annual employment growth was 3.2 percent in December​​, marking 104 consecutive months of annual growth.

The Texas metro with the lowest nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate was Midland at 2.1 percent. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission had the highest at 6.7 percent.

​​​​​The mining and logging industry saw the largest seasonally adjusted growth in employment from December 2017 to December 2018, growing 18​ percent. The information industry was the only one to lose jobs with employment dropping 2.1 percent over the year.