Jobs, jobs, jobs for Texas economyJobs, jobs, jobs for Texas economyhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=178182017-09-25T05:00:00Z2017-09-25T23:00:00Z

​​Chart for seasonally adjusted Texas Nonagricultural Wage and Salary EmploymentTEXAS – The Texas economy expanded for the 14th consecutive month with the addition of 5,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in August 2017, according to the latest Texas Workforce Commission Release.

Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent, down from 4.3 percent in July 2017. 

Annual employment growth for Texas was 2.5 percent, which was more than double the annual growth rate set for 2016.

The Trade, Transportation, and Utilities Industry recorded the largest private-industry gain over the month with 9,100 jobs added. 

Construction expanded by 2,600 jobs, adding 15,200 jobs over the year. 

Manufacturing saw an increase of 2,200 jobs in August 2017, representing a 4.2 percent employment growth rate over the year, the industry’s highest annual growth rate since March 2012.

The Amarillo Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) recorded the month’s lowest unemployment rate among Texas MSAs with a non-seasonally adjusted rate of 3.1 percent.

The Midland MSA followed with a rate of 3.2 percent and the Austin-Round Rock MSA with a rate of 3.4 percent for August 2017.
Texas Workforce Commission

The Economic Profiles cover Texas as a whole and by industry, the Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA), and the Workforce Development Areas (WDA).​ The latest data release reflect August data.

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