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Posted on January 18, 2019 - 01:56 PM
by Steven Dye
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 38,000 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.