Texas gains jobs, despite HarveyTexas gains jobs, despite Harveyhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=181402017-10-26T05:00:00Z2017-10-26T22:05:00Z
A picture of the Texas Flag—the Lone Star FlagTEXAS – The unemployment rate has fallen for the fifth straight month, dropping to four percent in September despite the loss of​ jobs that were washed away by Hurricane Harvey.

The Texas Workforce Commission said September's unemployment rate was a drop from the 4.2 percent recorded in August.

Amarillo had the lowest unemployment rate in Texas last month at 2.7 percent, followed by Midland at 2.8 percent.

The highest rate was in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area at 8.1 percent. 

About 7,300 jobs were lost statewide in September, largely due to Hurricane Harvey, but those losses were offset by the more than 256,000 positions that were gained.
Associated Press

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