After Slow-down, Texas Job Growth Picks Up

Texas added 30,400 jobs in April -- a decent jump following an essentially flat couple of months, the Texas Workforce Commission reported on Friday. In March, the state created just 9,500 jobs. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, 5 percent, was unchanged over the month, while the nation's number dipped below 4.5 percent. Experts, however, have largely attributed that rising jobless rate to an expanding labor pool, as more people move to the Lone Star State for work. And officials say that Texas' diverse economy is a major attraction."This sustained increase in job creation provides more opportunities for Texas employers to expand, which helps increase opportunity for all Texans," TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs said in a statement.  Continue reading...

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