Texas Unemployment Falls Back to Record Low as Job Growth Continues in April

Texas' unemployment rate fell once again in April. This time, the state's workforce has found itself back at a record low 3.7% unemployment not seen since late 2018, according to the latest data released by the Texas Workforce Commission.The state added 28,900 in April marking the 108th consecutive month of job growth in Texas. A total of 283,000 jobs were added year over year by April clocking a growth of 2.7%. Texas job growth has held above 2% for the past two years now, according to TWC."Our state's ongoing success is linked to the innovation and competitiveness of employers in a range of industries providing Texans more opportunities to demonstrate their world-class skills," said TWC Chair and Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth R. Hughs in a statement Friday.Growth in the professional and business services sector led job growth in the state adding 8,400 jobs, but growth in construction and education and health services grew considerably as well adding 5,800 and 4,300 jobs respectively.  Continue reading...

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