Texas Unemployment Rate Drops Again in December

The state's unemployment rate fell for the fourth month in a row in December, capping off a drop of more than 1 percentage point in the rate since December 2011, the Texas Workforce Commission announced Friday.

While December's rate only dropped 0.1 percentage point — 6.2 percent to 6.1 percent — from November, the rate for the end of 2012 was 1.3 percentage points below unemployment the year before. Texas employers added 4,100 nonfarm jobs last month, adding up to 260,800 jobs gained cumulatively over the course of the year.

"With those ...

Full Story

Comment Policy

The Texas Tribune is pleased to provide the opportunity for you to share your observations about this story. We encourage lively debate on the issues of the day, but we ask that you refrain from using profanity or other offensive speech, engaging in personal attacks or name-calling, posting advertising, or wandering away from the topic at hand. To comment, you must be a registered user of the Tribune, and your real name will be displayed. Thanks for taking time to offer your thoughts.

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Sign-Up

Sign Up for The Brief

Our daily news summary