Texas March employment adds 32,000 jobsTexas March employment adds 32,000 jobshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=198932018-04-20T05:00:00Z2018-04-20T15:00:00Z

​​​​AUSTIN – ​​​T​he 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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