Texas Unemployment Rate Drops in November
POSTED: Friday, December 16, 2011 - 3:28pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 1:13pm
AUSTIN — Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent in November, down from 8.4 percent in October, and remains below the national unemployment rate of 8.6 percent.
The civilian labor force in Texas grew by more than 21,000 in November, and now stands at 12.3 million workers.
Texas has experienced positive annual job growth during the last 19 months, with annual growth rates above 2.0 percent for the last six consecutive months. Texas added 20,800 nonfarm jobs in November for a total of 226,000 jobs added over the year. This brings total employment to an estimated 10,629,300 positions in November.
“The Texas economy continued to grow as the private sector added 22,700 jobs in November,” said Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Chairman Tom Pauken. “Over the past 12 months, we have added 289,900 private sector jobs here in Texas.”
Nine of the 11 major industries added jobs in November, led by an increase of 5,600 jobs in Leisure and Hospitality, which totaled 38,500 jobs added over the year.
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