AUSTIN – The Texas economy added 32,000 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in March, marking 21 consecutive months of employment growth.
According to the Texas Workforce Commission:
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 4 percent, below the nation's rate of 4.1 percent.
The trade, transportation, and utilities industry recorded the largest private-industry employment gain in March with 7,500 positions added.
Information was the only industry with negative employment change, losing 700 jobs in March.
Over the year, Texas added 294,100 jobs, an annual growth rate of 2.4 percent.
Midland recorded the month’s lowest unemployment rate among Texas MSAs with a nonseasonally adjusted rate of 2.4 percent.
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission had the highest unemployment rate (6.9 percent).
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