Labor officials say the Texas unemployment rate slipped to 4.8 percent in May.
The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday reported last month's jobless figure compares to 5 percent statewide unemployment during April. The nationwide unemployment rate in May was 4.3 percent.
A commission statement says Amarillo had the lowest unemployment in Texas last month at 3.1 percent. TWC figures show the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area had the state's highest jobless rate during May at 7.5 percent.
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Commission officials say the Texas economy expanded in May with the addition of 14,800 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs. Texas employers have created 266,600 jobs over the past year.