Lone Star State lassoes 26,000 jobs in SeptemberLone Star State lassoes 26,000 jobs in Septemberhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=108602015-10-21T05:00:00Z2015-10-21T18:00:00Z

​​TEXAS - Texas' near constant rate of job growth in recent years has resumed — the Texas Workforce Commission reported the state gained 26,600 jobs in September, bringing total job growth for the year to 224,800.

The overall gains come despite continued job losses in the state's oil and gas industry, which is reeling under a historic drop in the price of crude over the last 12 months.

Employment in the mining and logging sector, which is predominantly oil jobs, fell to less than 286,000, down 9 percent from a year ago.

However, low fuel prices have also propped up other industries. The leisure and hospitality industry, along with health and education, both reported 12-month gains of more than 5 percent in September.

The lowest unemployment rate in the state was reported in Amarillo, with 3.1 percent.

Texas reported Dallas-Fort Worth's unemployment rate at 3.9 percent, down from 4.8 percent a year ago.

Dallas Morning News

​See the Texas Workforce Commission​ for the full report. For Metro areas, see ​​Economic Profiles.

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