Employment Stats Reflect Little Change in Texas Economy

Texas added 12,900 nonfarming jobs in June, placing the unemployment rate at 7 percent — virtually no different from the 6.9 percent reported for May, according to statistics released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission

The month continues a trend of relative stagnation in the state's unemployment rate, with little change from the 7.3 percent unemployment reported for January. The rate is still well below the national average of 8.2 percent.

The highest unemployment rate in the state is 12 percent, in the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area. The lowest, 4.3 percent, is in Midland.  ...

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