AUSTIN – Texas' unemployment rate held steady last month at 3.4 percent, matching the record-low rate set in June 2019, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.
Total non-farm annual employment growth was at 2.4 percent in October. It has held above 2 percent since February 2018. Over the year, Texas employers added 297,100 jobs.
The Texas metro with the lowest non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was Midland at 2.1 percent. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission had the highest at 5.6 percent.
The construction industry saw the most seasonally adjusted growth in employment from October 2018 to October 2019, growing 6.9 percent. The mining and logging and information industries were the only two sectors to see a drop in employment, falling 0.5 and 0.2 percent, respectively.
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Source: Texas Workforce Commission