In July, Texas saw a decrease in the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to 8.0 percent. This is the third consecutive monthly decrease. It is also the lowest rate since March 2020 when the Texas economy saw impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Texas is below the national seasonally adjusted rate of 10.2 percent.
“July’s unemployment numbers continue to show the underlying strength of Texans and our economy,” said Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Bryan Daniel. “TWC remains committed to our goal of creating skills enhancement and career opportunities for Texans to continue to keep Texas as the top state to live and work.”
The Texas economy lost 12,300 private sector positions over the past month. In July, the Government sector offset private employment losses by adding 43,700 jobs. Professional and Business Services added 16,400 positions. Education and Health Services added 10,300 positions over the month.
“This month’s unemployment numbers make it clear, Texas employers are hiring,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Aaron Demerson. “As our employers put Texans back to work, my office will continue to provide valuable information through our virtual town hall meetings and email newsletters to help our Texas employers navigate these uncertain times.”
Employment estimates by TWC are in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. All estimates are subject to revision.