Texas employment grows for 23rd consecutive monthTexas employment grows for 23rd consecutive monthhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=203872018-06-19T05:00:00Z2018-06-19T13:00:00Z

​​​​​​​​AUSTIN – The Texas economy added 34,700 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in May, marking 23 consecutive months of employment growth, reports the Texas Workforce Commission.

Last month, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, unchanged from April 2018.

Over the year, Texas added 352,100 jobs for an annual employment growth rate of 2.9 percent. 

Midland has the lowest non seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the state at 2.1 percent. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission had a 6.2 percent unemployment rate, the highest in the state.

The information industry lost 0.1 percent of jobs over the month. Mining and logging had the largest gain, growing 1.7 percent.  ​

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