Texas Economy Adds 7,200 Jobs in June


The latest Employment report shows that Texas added an estimated 171,100 seasonally adjusted jobs over the past year. Texas’ total nonfarm seasonally adjusted employment increased by 7,200 jobs in June’s preliminary estimate. The state has added jobs in 14 of the last 15 months.

Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 4.5 percent in June, up slightly from 4.4 percent in May, and remained below the national average of 4.9 percent.

The Leisure and Hospitality industry added 5,200 jobs in June. Over the year, Leisure and Hospitality gained 53,800 jobs. Trade, Transportation, and Utilities employment added 3,900 jobs in June. Manufacturing employment expanded by 1,000 jobs in June.

The Amarillo and Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) recorded the month’s lowest unemployment rate among Texas MSAs with a non-seasonally adjusted rate of 3.3 percent, followed by the Sherman-Denison and Lubbock MSAs each with rates of 3.9 percent in June.

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