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Texas Unemployment Rate Falls

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…

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Work Search Requirement Reinstates July 6 for Unemployment

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Work search requirements for Unemployment Insurance benefits in Texas will return July 6, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. The requirements were temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Work search is a federal requirement to receive unemployment benefits. Individuals will continue to receive benefits, but must document their efforts to find new employment, with the first report due to TWC on July 19. Those currently receiving unemployment should keep good records…

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Texas Maintains Record Low Unemployment Rate

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In September, the Texas economy added 7,600 seasonally adjusted Total Nonfarm positions. The unemployment rate held steady for the fourth month in a row at 3.4 percent. This matches the all-time record low first set in June. This record is currently the lowest the unemployment rate has been since series tracking began in 1976. “Texas’ fourth straight month of record-setting low unemployment rates highlights the competitive strength of Texas businesses,…

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Brownsville To Host Texas Business Conference

The Texas Workforce Commission invites Brownsville–area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers to attend the Texas Business Conference Feb. 8 in Brownsville. The conferences offer employers the opportunity to learn about new employment laws and network with peers. Participants may also talk one-on-one with employment attorneys and earn education credits. “Texas employers are the drivers of our state’s remarkable economy,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth R. Hughs. “The Texas…

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Texas Unemployment Rate Hits Historic Low

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Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in October, down from 3.8 percent in September 2018. This is the lowest level since the state unemployment data series began in January 1976. In addition, the Brownsville-Harlingen MSA fell to 5.2 percent, down .7 from September and .8 from October 2017. McAllen-Ediburg Mission also posted low numbers at 5.5 percent. This is down from 6.2 percent in September and 5.9 percent…

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Local Unemployment Continues Drop

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The Texas economy added 32,000 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in August, which marked 26 consecutive months of employment growth. Over the year, Texas added 394,500 jobs for an annual employment growth rate of 3.2 percent. Private-sector employers added 32,800 positions over the month. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 3.9 percent in August, down slightly from 4.0 in July 2018. Locally, unemployment rates are also down in Metropolitan Statistical Areas. Brownsville-Harlingen…

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Texas Continues Employment Growth

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The Texas economy added 27,200 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in June, which marked 24 consecutive months of employment growth. Over the year, Texas added 359,500 jobs for an annual employment growth rate of 2.9 percent. Private-sector employers added 26,400 positions over the month. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in June, down slightly from May 2018. “Recognition of Texas as the premier place to do business in the country…

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Texas Economy Continues to Grow in April

The Texas economy added 39,600 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in April, which marked 22 consecutive months of employment growth. Over the year, Texas added 332,300 jobs for an annual employment growth rate of 2.7 percent in April. Private sector employers added 37,900 positions over the month. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in April, up slightly from 4.0 percent in March. “Texas employers continue to boost the impressive…

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Texas Adds 16,000 jobs in January

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Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in January and remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. The Texas economy added 240,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs over the year. This includes 16,000 jobs added in January. Annual employment growth for Texas was 2.0 percent in January, marking 93 consecutive months of annual growth. “Texas employers kicked off 2018 with the addition of 16,000 jobs in January and…

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State Unemployment Reaches Record Low

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Rate falls to 3.8 percent Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent. This sets a new record for the lowest unemployment rate recorded in four decades. The Texas economy added 54,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in November. Annual employment growth for Texas increased to 2.7 percent in November, marking 91 consecutive months of annual growth. “The addition of 330,600 jobs over the year demonstrates the consistency with which…

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