In November, for the third month in a row, the Texas unemployment rate dropped, falling to its lowest level since December 2008.
Unemployment fell to 6.2 percent last month, a 0.4 percentage point drop from October. Texas employers added 22,100 jobs last month, bringing the state's overall total to 278,800 jobs added for the year.
"Private sector employers continue to lead the way to growth and prosperity in Texas," Texas Workforce Commissioner Tom Pauken said in a press release. "We've seen 266,400 private sector jobs added in Texas over the past year."