Unemployment in Texas Falls to 6.1%, Adding 28,700 Jobs in November
Texas added 28,700 jobs in November, but all of that growth came from a handful of industries while most other sectors lost jobs, according to data released today by the Texas Workforce Commission.
Still, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November fell to 6.1 percent — the lowest rate in nearly five years.
Texas saw the second largest job gain in the nation last month – after California’s 44,300 new jobs, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. On a positive note, Texas’ October job figure was upwardly revised to 13,800 from 7,400.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry lauded the state’s robust employment climate.