Texas Unemployment Rate Fell to 6.8 Percent in September

As the national employment outlook remains uncertain, Texas added 21,000 nonfarm jobs in September, according to numbers released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission. The gains brought the state's unemployment rate to 6.8 percent, down from August's 7.1 percent and well below September's national 7.8 percent jobless rate. These gains were driven by growth in seven of Texas' 11 major industries, most prominently the professional and business services sector, which added 13,600 jobs.

“We saw encouraging signs in our state’s labor market in September and a decrease in the unemployment rate last ...

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